ROCK, PAPER AND SCISSORS is a new thriller from Argentina (org. title Piedra, papel y tijera). This movie has a lot of elements from the iconic movies Misery and The Wizard of Oz. Though in very different ways, obviously. Read our full Rock, Paper & Scissors (2019) movie review here!

ROCK, PAPER AND SCISSORS is a thriller from Argentina (org. title Piedra, papel y tijera), so we’re dealing with a Spanish-language film. We tend to love movies from Spain and other Spanish-languages countries, but even if you prefer movies in English, the dialogue isn’t the main thing with this movie.

In fact, most (though far from all) of the very creepy and weird moments come from simply observing the characters. The movie only has three characters and the entire plot plays out inside one house. Also, the runtime is just over 80 minutes, so it’s a quick watch and a crazy ride.

Continue reading our Rock, Paper & Scissors movie review below.

Misery meets The Wizard of Oz – sort of!

The plot of this movie is quite similar to that of Misery and yet this movie features a very different story. For one, the Rock, Paper and Scissors movie features two siblings living in a house together instead of just one Annie Wilkes. Then again, having two dangerous people isn’t exactly better than one.

Also, they are obsessed with the iconic The Wizard of Oz movie. Well, mostly the sister, which means they watch it daily. Or rather, it’s the only thing they watch and then they also dress up as the characters. If this sounds weird and a little crazy, then it’s because that’s exactly what it is. And it is awesome and extremely creepy!

The three actors in this thriller are Agustina Cerviño, Valeria Giorcelli, and Pablo Sigal Pablo Sigal. If I’ve seen any of them before, then I don’t remember. However, I do believe I’ll remember their faces when I see them again. Their characters in Rock, Paper & Scissors are quite memorable!

I had no idea what to really expect from this movie, but as the story unfolds, I found myself completely mesmerized and just allowed myself to fall into the crazy world of the siblings. You’ll want to check it out for yourself.

ROCK, PAPER AND SCISSORS (2019) Movie Review

Watch Rock, Paper and Scissors on demand

Rock, Paper and Scissors was co-written and co-directed by Martín Blousson and Macarena García Lenzi. Actually, the screenplay is listed as being written by Macarena García Lenzi with Martín Blousson as “collaborating writer” as well as Julieta García Lenzi and Valentín Javier Diment as “contributing writer”.

I’m not sure exactly what all these titles cover, but now we’ve mentioned them all for good measure.

This is the first-ever IMDb credit for both Macarena García Lenzi and Julieta García Lenzi. Martín Blousson and Valentín Javier Diment have several credits in various positions already. Including the 2011 horror-comedy Memory of the Dead (org. title La memoria del muerto) which they both worked on.

The movie screened at FrightFest UK back in August of 2019 and also at the Mexican film festival “Morbido Film Fest” on Halloween 2019. Now it’s finally out for wider audiences to watch and you should definitely give this one a shot. It’s crazy and creepy in all the right ways!

Rock, Paper and Scissors is out on demand from July 6, 2021.

 

Details

Directors: Martín Blousson, Macarena García Lenzi
Stars: Agustina Cerviño, Valeria Giorcelli, Pablo Sigal

Plot

Jesus and Jose Maria are siblings living in a closed-off world constructed of strange games and relentless madness. When their half-sister Magdalena returns home to inquire about her share of their inheritance, a strange and bloody affair ensues.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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