Venus, the latest film by Jaume Balagueró (REC, Musa, Way Down), has already arrived on Prime Video. It is a reinvention of The Dreams of the Witch’s House; work written by HP Lovecraft that has also had another adaptation in The Cabinet of Curiosities (2022) by Guillermo del Toro, for Netflix. The tale introduces us to Walter Gilman, a math student at Miskatonic University fascinated by obscurantism and the mythos of Arkham. For this reason, he decides to rent a room in the well-known “witch’s house”, a place where the sorceress Keziah Mason lived, after escaping the Salem trials thanks to supernatural powers. Little by little, Gilman’s dreams will mix with the horrible reality and with a destiny from which he will not be able to escape.
Balagueró presents us with a radically different version of Venus, while maintaining the Lovecraftian essence, with touches of terror offered in films such as Midsommar (2019) or The Witch (2015), also available on Prime Video. In this version we meet Lucía (Ester Expósito), a disco dancer who steals a cache of LSD from her managers. Being persecuted, she will end up hiding in the decrepit block of buildings where her sister Rocío (Ángela Cremonte) and her niece Alba live. But once there she will discover that the building is permeated with supernatural terror and that it will not be easy to leave the building.
Venus comes to Prime Video; This is the peculiar version of HP Lovecraft’s tale:
But this is not the only horror novelty that arrives this month at Prime Video. On February 12, The Infinite Purge (2021), the last film in the franchise to date, opens. In addition, on the 19th of the same month, Time (2021), a film by M. Night Shyamalan that achieved good results at the box office.