Watch at Home 10.04.2024

The Wait

Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez
Film Movement
99 Minutes
Horror, Drama
Not Rated

Before the Fall director Francisco Javier Gutiérrez returns to Spain to deliver THE WAIT, a sinister folk horror tragedy that takes place in the dark, magic and forgotten Andalusian countryside, a place marked by ancestral traditions. The director of Rings delivers his most intimate and brutal film, portraying the macabre descent into hell of a man who suffered the tragic loss of his family.

Eladio (Victor Clavijo), a hunting estate keeper, takes a bribe from a veteran hunter. Weeks later, his whole life falls apart. Death, guilt and revenge will take over. What looked like the opportunity of a lifetime turns into a macabre descent to hell, where Eladio will test his boundaries.

Director & Cast

  • Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
  • Starring: Víctor Clavijo
  • Starring: Ruth Díaz
  • Starring: Luis Callejo

Where to Watch




  • "This beautifully shot, folk horror revenge thriller... takes viewers along on a macabre descent into hell that’s worth the investment."
    Louisa Moore, Screen Zealots
  • "Clavijo gives a gripping performance as a man driven to desperation in more ways than one...."
    Joseph Perry, Horror Fuel
  • "La espera, or The Wait, is a slow burn film done right with just the right amount of disturbing elements...."
    Emilie Black, Cinema Crazed
  • "The Wait can be best enjoyed for its haunting visuals and grime embedded aesthetic. It is precise filmmaking on many levels"
    Nadine Whitney,
  • "When it boldly turns to horror and fantasy, The Wait becomes a film that's infinitely more interesting than what its beginning may suggest."
    Desirée De Fez, Fotogramas
  • "The Wait is a brooding, potent tale of calamity, loss, revenge, and class divides. It would do it a disservice to call it merely a horror film, as there is so much more here and plenty of food for thought."
    Martin Unsworth, Starburst