El Páramo (The Squad)

de Jaime Osorio Márquez



War movie or paradigm of horror? What begins like Samuel Fuller’s The Steel Helmet ends up resembling [·Rec]. A special commando group arrives at an abandoned military base. When one of the men is wounded, the others will be forced to stay in this sinister place, full of inscriptions for protection against the devil and ravaged by a mysterious presence. It won’t be long before the soldiers start to have doubts about everything, including their own companions and themselves. With a camera glued to the characters and exquisite grayish, misty cinematography, El páramo is the definitive war horror film.


Jaime Osorio Márquez

Colombian director and screenwriter, he studied film in Rennes. He debuted in the short film and the theater field and when he returned to Colombia he took the big leap to advertising. The Squad (11) was his first feature-length film.

Technical information

Edition: 2011
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Spanish