WEKUFE (2016) Reviews of Chilean found-footage film


‘The origin of evil’

Wekufe is a 2016 found-footage Chilean horror film written and directed by Javier Attridge. The movie stars Matias Aldea and Paula Figueroa.

A journalism student travels with her boyfriend to Chiloé, a remote Patagonia island in the south of Chile, to investigate the connection that exists between the great number of carnal related crimes and the myths and legends that surround this isolated and mysterious place.

Soon, the couple finds out that behind these legends lies something much more obscure that will begin to unravel towards an unavoidable destiny. Gradually they will come to understand that all too often it is best to keep your sanity than to discover the truth…


“The film is a slow burn and is uncharacteristically meta in its treatment of found footage, referencing various tropes and complaints that many people have with the genre, laying the cards on the table and continuing past […] a very solid film and continues a trend I have noticed of foreign countries taking the found footage style and using it with skillful precision to create films that are just as artistic as they are entertaining.” The Blood-Shed

“Beyond a few agreeably bizarre meetings with the masked figures pictured at the top, and a reasonably creepy instance of somniloquy, Wekufe doesn’t really become a horror movie until the last 20 minutes or so, and rather leaves one wishing we’d seen a bit more of the world we get so brief a glimpse of in the final scenes.” Warped Perspective

Filming locations:

Chiloe and Santiago, Chile

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