Atrocious is a 2010 Spanish horror film written and directed by Fernando Barreda Luna. It was released in the United States on August 17, 2011.
The film relates the story of two siblings spending Easter at their family's country house in Sitges and investigating a local urban legend about a girl who went missing in a hedge maze.
Cristian Quintanilla (Cristian Valencia) and his sister July (Clara Moraleda) have a web-show of "paranormal investigations" covering urban legends. When they are invited to spend the Easter holidays at the family's summer home, they intend to investigate the story of Melinda, a girl that went missing in 1940 and supposedly haunts the woods. The investigation turns dangerous when the family dog is found in a nearby well, presumably killed by Melinda or her ghost. Five days later, the police find the bodies of the Quintanilla family and recover the video footage shot by Cristian and July.
Throughout the film, Cristian and July spend a great deal of time wandering around the hedge maze near the summer home. Their father reveal that their mother once knew the maze quite well in her youth. The two teenagers refuse to let their 8-year old brother José join them