THE SIMILARS (2016) is a trippy Mexican horror film that takes place entirely in a remote bus station during a massive thunderstorm in 1968. One by one, the people in the station begin to convulse and experience a single crazy mutation that has them at each other’s throats as panic and paranoia become rampant. The TWILIGHT ZONE feel, already heightened by the melodramatic score and dreamlike film quality, ramps up as they discover it is impossible to leave the station, the plague is global, and somebody may be pulling the strings.
This was a fun watch, though a bit unsatisfying when the cause of the phenomenon is revealed, at which point the movie becomes an entirely different movie–one that is more conventional and less wild and unpredictable. The ending, in my view, missed an interesting opportunity for a good comeuppance to whoever/whatever made it happen.