May 10th 2013
  • Horror/Thriller,
  • R,
  • 89 min,
  • Dimension Films
  • Cast: Eli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy, Nicolás Martínez, Lorenza Izzo, Natasha Yarovenko, Selena Gomez, Ignacia Allamand, Dayana Amigo, Paz Bascuñan, Edgardo Bruna, Gabriela Hernández, Ramón Llao, Matías López, Patricio Strahovsky, Marcial Tagle
  • Director: Nicolás López
  • Writers: Guillermo Amoedo, Nicolás López, Eli Roth
  • Producers: Miguel Asensio, Brian Oliver, Eli Roth
  • Executive Producer: Mac Cappuccino
  • Castings: Dominika Posserén, Kelly Wagner
  • Costume Design: Elisa Hormazábal
  • D.O.P.: Antonio Quercia
  • Editor: Diego Macho Gómez
  • Music: Manuel Riveiro


In Chile, an American tourist's vacation goes from good to great when he meets some beautiful women travelers. But when an earthquake ravages the underground nightclub they're in, a fun night quickly turns to terror. Escaping to the surface is just the beginning as they face nightmarish chaos above ground.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Chile
  • MPAA Warning: Strong bloody violence including rape, language, drug content and some nudity
  • Production Budget: $10 million
  • Production Companies: Cross Creek Pictures, Dragonfly Entertainment, Producciones, Vertebra Films
  • Production Schedule: 2011

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Premiering at the Toronto Film Festival a few months ago to so-so reviews, the $10 million-budget "Aftershock" attempts to merge two different genres - disaster movie and horror. Filmed on-location in Chile, the project marks new territory for Lopez who had directed mostly cheaply shot, locally filmed romantic comedies before this.

"Hostel" director Eli Roth steps in front of the camera to play an American in Santiago. Having fun at an underground nightclub when an earthquake hits, he and his new friends have to find a way out of the collapsed building. Getting to the surface is only the start of the ensuing chaos and terror that they become engulfed in. Before the night is over, there will be horrific encounters with escaped convicts, looters, and the dreaded tween sensation Selena Gomez.

Roth says much of the film was inspired by real events that took place in February 2010 after an 8.8 earthquake shook the country for several minutes during party season. Almost everything in the film is done practically, including many of the dangerous stunts which couldn't be achieved filming in America due to strict union rules and occupational safety standards."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 9 May 2013: Kuwait
  • 13 June 2013: Hungary