Sleep Tight
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Toiling silently amongst the residents of an everyday Barcelona apartment building, doorman Cesar (Luis Tosar) harbors a dark secret: his sole desire in life is to make others unhappy. When he sets his sights on Clara (Marta Clara), one of his building's cheeriest residents, his sick need blossoms into a full-fledged obsession. Embarking on a series of private and physical violations against Clara, Cesar becomes determined to ruin her life by any means. (c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unsettling tale of obsession benefits from black-comic undercurrents."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Mr. Balagueró is so overtaken by his villain that he becomes like César, displaying an eagerness to play the role of tormentor, which kills both the movie's pleasure and its flickering political subtext."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"An instant must see for fans of the horror and thriller genres."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"Even though the central character is somewhat undefined, this film is a thorough creep-out, playing on our vulnerabilities while making the villain the most sympathetic person on-screen."
‑ Rich Cline,
"Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a thoroughly gripping and deeply disturbing Spanish chiller with a terrific central performance from Luis Tosar. It's also, for my money, one of the best films of the year."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
""Sleep Tight" makes a sounder case for nocturnal Webcams than the "Paranormal Activity" franchise ever could."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"This is a crime story with little to no interest in the who or the why, but only the what and the how. It's a reverse-procedural, tracking not the solution of a crime, but all of its awful particulars."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"It's a stalker movie. But some ingenious variations, shrewd direction, and a killer lead performance render it fresh and absolutely entertaining."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"Wildly malevolent, but shrewdly executed and creepily watchable."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"Luis Tosar's performance is central to the success of Sleep Tight, a taut psychological thriller set in an upmarket apartment block."
‑ Becky Bartlett, The Skinny
"A nifty little thriller that dances on the boundary between plausible and preposterous."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"Here is a unique fright flick that sets out to terrify and does it to capacity, eschewing fangs and claws to find chills and thrills in the unquenchable evil of human madness."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"An unrelievedly nightmarish film."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"It's eminently watchable, more than a little chilling and a league and a half better than most of its kind."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"A creepy, neo-Hitchcock stalker drama, infused with uneasy twists and a slow-burning intensity. Check it out. Then check under your bed..."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
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