7.2/10
270
1 user 2 critic

El tren de la bruja (2003)

Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | 15 April 2010 (USA)
A man volunteers to take part in an experiment that attempts to analyse human behaviour under extreme conditions of terror. His mission is to remain seated inside a dark room for a length ... See full summary »

Director:

Koldo Serra

Writers:

Nacho Vigalondo (original idea), Nacho Vigalondo | 1 more credit »
Reviews
9 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

The Backwoods (2006)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An English couple's holiday in Spain is interrupted when they discover a girl imprisoned in a cabin.

Director: Koldo Serra
Stars: Gary Oldman, Virginie Ledoyen, Paddy Considine
70 Big Ones (2018)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A woman who tries recover her daughter becomes trapped in a bank assault.

Director: Koldo Serra
Stars: Emma Suárez, Nathalie Poza, Hugo Silva
Director: Koldo Serra
Stars: Hugo Silva
La fuga (2012)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In a close future, the world is ruled by an dictatorial regime. Several members of the so called Resistance are emprisoned in an ancient petrol platform named La Torre. Their leader, Daniel... See full summary »

Stars: María Valverde, Aitor Luna, Marian Álvarez
7th Floor (2013)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A father gets into a desperate search to find his children who disappeared while going down stairs from their apartment in the seventh floor.

Director: Patxi Amezcua
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Belén Rueda, Abel Dolz Doval
Camino (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The young daughter of sectarian religious fanatics faces a deadly illness soon after falling in love for the first time.

Director: Javier Fesser
Stars: Nerea Camacho, Carme Elias, Mariano Venancio
Distopia (TV Movie 2014)
Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Koldo Serra
Stars: Juan Fernández, Daniel Grao, Paco Marín
Guernica (2016)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The fates of Henry - a cynical American correspondent who has lost his soul - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors and in charge of overseeing the news that journalists can send abroad, cross in Gernika.

Director: Koldo Serra
Stars: James D'Arcy, María Valverde, Jack Davenport
Gominolas (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Some friends meet twenty years after their success with their band "Gominolas" and try to remake their lives when one of them dies.

Stars: Fernando Tejero, Arturo Valls, Kira Miró
The Body (2012)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

Director: Oriol Paulo
Stars: Jose Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda
Amor de madre (1999)
Horror | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Directors: Koldo Serra, Gorka Vázquez
Stars: Mariví Bilbao, Jon Ariño, Begoña Crego
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Manolo Solo ... Hombre sin miedo
Jon Ariño Jon Ariño ... Rojo
Héctor Alterio ... La Voz (voice)
Nacho Marcos Nacho Marcos ... Enfermero 1
Santiago Guibert Santiago Guibert ... Enfermero 2
Jesús Pueyo Jesús Pueyo ... Voz (voice)
Fernando Calvo Fernando Calvo ... Hombre cabina Voz
Elena Mendiola Elena Mendiola ... Mujer cabina Voz
Nacho Vigalondo ... Cabeza cortada
Edit

Storyline

A man volunteers to take part in an experiment that attempts to analyse human behaviour under extreme conditions of terror. His mission is to remain seated inside a dark room for a length of time of 15 minutes. If he manages to hold on, he will receive in return a generous sum of money. Is it possible to terrify an individual who knows beforehand that everything is a farce? Written by Koldo Serra

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

15 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Eli Roth, eat you heart out!
20 July 2006 | by ralph_2ndeditionSee all my reviews

This is tremendous movie-making, and it is, without a doubt, THE sh*t! It bases the terror on the simple fact that neither we nor the man sitting in the chair knows (or can see) what is happening around him. Is it a dream? Is it just a big hoax? ...Or is he in fact about to be tortured to death? Eli Roth tried to base the terrors in his foul piece of dogturd, Hostel, in very much the same emotions (spiced with over-the-top gore and naked tits) - and he failed miserably!

Coldo Serra's El tren de la bruja doesn't. I seriously thought my heart was going to give out several times. I was either close to hyperventilation - or not breathing at all.

I saw a subtitled version of this masterpiece at the Umea International Filmfestival (in northern Sweden), and I've gone through hell and back ever since trying to find the subtitled version on DVD, but alas I have had to give up. If you get a chance to see it though, for the love of all that is good - do NOT pass on it. El tren de la bruja is fifteen minutes of sheer, brutal and mindnumbing terror you will not want to have missed.


19 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed