Horror movie director José is adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: a sudden reappearance from an ex-girlfriend and a package from past acquaintance Pedro: a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape, and a door key.
Drugs, obsession, vampirism, and film fanaticism… A meta-cinematic dreamlike journey where celluloid becomes the search for the ecstatic state of rapture. Arrebato is one of the most transgressive films in Spanish independent cinema, and, more than 40 years later, still a reference for underground filmmaking. The film was ahead of the so-called “movida madrileña”, where provocation and experimentation were two of the key elements of post-Franco dictatorship years.