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A couple are looking to rent an apartment discover that they can check in, but they can never leave. It's important to keep in mind that this film is certainly not original. Don't go into this one expecting a slow paced horror/thriller with an unpredictable plot. The screenplay is a mixed bag with cliched characters. The pacing is very quick and feels as if it jumps into the action within the first ten minutes. The filmmakers never give the audience even a moment to relax their nerves since this is a nonstop horror flick. None of the twists and turns in the film are original and have been done in millions of other films that are in the same genre as this. However, that doesn't ruin the good fun that is to be had with this film.
Looking back at any movie that has had a plot even slightly similar to this film, the acting is generally weak. There are no award winning performances to be seen here, but it's the best you'll get out of a movie such as this. The best actress of the film definitely stands out as Nuria González. She performs as the psycho that won't allow the couple to leave. She's convincing in her role and stands out. Macarena Gómez is the woman of the couple who's trapped in the apartment. She does a decent job and puts a lot into her role. Her downfall is that she is too over the top at times. Judging the cast overall, the performances aren't memorable but it's a big step up from similar films.
By seeing the area around the apartment, it would make anybody wonder who would get out of their car in an area such as that. However, it's a horror movie, what do you expect? The whole area is trashy and the apartment is even worse. The eerie apartment is filled with many corners and turns that will make audiences tense about what's around the next corner. Don't expect any less from Jaume Balagueró, one of the writer/directors of [REC]. He has now shown audiences that he has what it takes to create an extremely uneasy atmosphere.
Out of all the 6 Films to Keep You Awake, To Let (Para Entrar a Vivir) is most certainly the goriest of the bunch. If you're looking for a character driven film that will make you think, this isn't it. Those who are fans of films full of gory fun with a creepy atmosphere, then you have found it. It's a really short film, but will keep your eyes glued to the screen from start to finish. To Let (Para Entrar a Vivir) is the most fun of the 6 Films to Keep You Awake and is definitely recommended.