Shrew’s Nest (2014)

Shrew’s Nest (2014)

Shrew’s Nest (2014)Rating:

  • Eloise = 8 / 10;
  • Raoul = 9.5 / 10;

Shrew’s Nest (2014) Synopsis:

Two adult sisters live together after the death of their parents, but Montse is hyperprotective of her sister and will go to great length to keep her away from the harm of men.


Shrew’s Nest (2014) Review:

With movies such as Julia’s Eyes, The Uninvited Guest or again Sleep Tight, Spain position itself as the master of horror-themed psychological thriller. But Shrew’s Nest does even better than just adding to that list, it gets on top of it. To me, this one is an almost perfect movie that glued me to my seat right from the start, kept me on-edge for 90 minutes and blew my mind in the final climax.

The movie is exclusively sets in an apartment and feels like a theatre piece in that respect. There are also very few characters but all with very rich personalities. A huge work was made into making their relationship with one another both credible and complex. The story is flawless and brings its lot of surprise.

The older sister Montse, with her condition that stops her from going out of the house, is by far the star of the movie. Macarena Gómez reveals herself as a wonderful actress, and I would go as far as comparing her to the female version of Jack Nicholson in The Shining.


Overall, this Spanish movie in the style of Misery is so good that I had to stop myself from writing the all review in capital letters… just WATCH IT!

Shrew’s Nest (2014) Cast:

Macarena GómezMacarena GómezMontse
Nadia de SantiagoNadia de SantiagoLa Niña
Hugo SilvaHugo SilvaCarlos
Luis TosarLuis TosarPadre
Gracia OlayoGracia OlayoDoña Puri
Lucía GonzálezLucía GonzálezMontse Niña (as Lucía de la Fuente)
Carolina BangCarolina BangElisa
Tomás del EstalTomás del EstalPolicía 1
Jesús Ángel CastrodezaJesús Ángel CastrodezaPolicía 2 (as Kajel Castrodeza)
Pedro RuigómezPedro RuigómezPadre de Elisa (as Pedro Ruigómez Momeñe)
Asier EtxeandiaAsier EtxeandiaJaime (as Asier Etxeandía)
Silvia AlonsoSilvia AlonsoSobrina de Doña Puri
Jimena BangJimena BangNiña 5 Años
Clara ValenciaClara ValenciaMadre
Alberto BangAlberto BangNovio de la Niña

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