Borderland (2007)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 61

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Directed by: Zev Berman
Starring: Brian Presley (Ed), Martha Higareda (Valeria), Rider Strong (Phil), Jake Muxworthy (Henry), Damián Alcázar (Ulises), Beto Cuevas (Santillan)
Country: Mexico
Language: English, Spanish (English subs)
Runtime: 01:45:23
Genres: Based on a True Story, Religion, Captivity-Kidnapping, Cult, Gruesome, Serial Killers

Plot – Spoilers:
Borderland is loosely based on Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo, cult leader and wannabe druglord from the ’80s.

In a border-town of Mexico, police turn a blind eye to ritualistic killings by a self-styled drug cult. The cult leader believes his human and animal sacrifices have rendered his drugs invisible to the border police.

Meanwhile, three Americans who’re about to head off to college arrive in Mexico looking for a good time. And a good time is exactly what they get.

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AnOldBoy
AnOldBoy
July 10, 2024 11:05 am

The fact it is loosely based on the acts of a Mexican cartel adds an interesting angle. However, that said the film is nothing exceptional. Nicely filmed but the plot feels formulaic (to me). Still, worth a watch but only 3/5 eyeballs.

Andy Gator
Andy Gator
April 7, 2024 8:08 am

It’s Shawn Hunter. Where is BF Cory Mathews and Mr. Feeny? You know from the tv show Boy Meets World? I grew up watching that him on that show.

Russ
Russ
March 5, 2024 10:12 am

At least we had some survivors with all the cult leaders disposed.

j
j
December 14, 2023 3:54 pm

boring

KAN
KAN
November 26, 2023 6:36 pm

TERRIFIC! Good story, gripping and gory, and some beautiful sexy women!

daverenick
daverenick
July 17, 2023 8:18 am

I read the book about these guys decades ago. As I recall they were more brutal and crazy then what’s depicted here. This turns into a formulaic bad guy chase, get there in the nick of time (which they don’t manage to do) sort of thing. They got the part about “feeding the Nganga” right enough, and the references to Black Santeria are there too. What they miss is fuller elaboration on the insane rationales of the cult leader and the sordidness of his actual motives, and the actual extent of what was done to victims to feed the Nganga, the foul smelling pot used at the center of his “magic.” Still and all, this was a decent watch for me until the end, where it became ludicrous.
There are a lot of way better flicks here, but if you don’t know the actual story, this may satisfy you. Read the book about Adolfo Constanzo and his followers to see how crazy the situation actually was.

GT
GT
May 11, 2023 1:42 pm

As a horror film, its action scenes are good.

The Blackest Eyes
The Blackest Eyes
January 29, 2023 3:55 pm

Alright to watch once, the actual case was gorier so i’m disappointed

Lola
Lola
May 16, 2022 2:22 am

I am American and i agree with the European, the movie at the end was lame.
Firstly, what is up with the final cut over saturated digital colors? Whoever edited this was insane. I see the purpose of the grittiness by using hard contrast but the over saturation was overboard. Secondly, the sound guy was smoking weed because in one part I heard literally 6 beeps from a car outside. Someone kept beeping. Like really loudly.I guess they felt that didn’t deserve a second take? Wtf. Who does that? Terrible sound person. Finally, the end. Ok the gore was really well done. Hats off to the makeup and special effects people. They were honestly the best part of this film. Unfortunately the writers wanted to make it a hero movie. Then again, it was made in 2007. I guess the hero trope was still alive and well in horror films back then. I hate movies like this. It’s true and I admit it, it’s mainly an American Hollywood style film in that sense. One guy + one girl save the world. Yawn. They could have broken huge ground by sticking to a better story. I do like most of the story line in the middle but they killed it with that ending. Otherwise good film. 3/5 black hearts.

Pup
Pup
March 31, 2022 4:16 am

Just found out this film existed, pretty interesting that they made a film based off this horrible dude and his crimes that was close to the place where I live

Steven
Steven
December 30, 2021 3:57 am

Fuck me and fuck you all

The White Horseman
The White Horseman
September 16, 2021 4:43 am

This movie is really great. Not original, but great.

Baby Shaker
Baby Shaker
May 7, 2021 5:57 am

Utter trash. I expected torture porn based on real events, instead I got another ‘American goes full Rambo and saves the day’ film. Where was all the rape and torture? The wire through the spine stuff? You know, the stuff that really happened? Don’t waste your time with this.

Kimmy
Kimmy
April 3, 2021 9:20 am

Life in Mexico!

Toot Toot
Toot Toot
March 30, 2021 2:16 am

Dam that was ALOT of shit dialogue. script was written by an edgy 9 year old.

spoopy
spoopy
January 3, 2021 4:02 pm

Fucking scary movie… Pretty sure it’s true to life. That country is wall to wall full of violent, perverted, child killing psychos. No offence meant!

OJ
OJ
December 24, 2020 9:49 am

What a Garbage. Total waste of time. Why american movies are such rubbish???

sunny
sunny
September 6, 2020 11:54 pm

better than i thought… No mister Frodooo!!!

Drrwveen
Drrwveen
June 19, 2020 9:20 pm

Wat happens to the old man in thhe house at the end

Alejandro
Alejandro
June 4, 2020 5:39 pm

Beto Cuevas is singer from Chile band called “La Ley ” (the Law)

Creep
Creep
April 12, 2020 5:07 am

Very much along the lines of Hostel, Cabin Fever, Saw, etc. V good in that respect. Esp if you’re like me and love anything Santeria/mexican cartel related.