I once took a trip out to Myrtle Beach to unwind from my stressful life where I fell for an intriguing lass living there by the name of Marina. Mac DeMarco’s “My Kind Of Woman” would often play in my head whenever I was with Marina as she was... My kind of woman. Marina was so fascinating to me, as well as to my friend Marco whom later joined me on this trip. As the days went by, it turns out Marco was having his way with Marina physically and I only bonded with her on a supposed emotional level. What a clusterfuck of a triangle I got myself into. Us 2 guys after 1 woman who seems to be both into us. Ugh. This whole ordeal ironically reminded me of a Jorge Araujo movie I had watched several years back. It is also a movie that some weirdo assumed was a slasher for whatever reason. Ugh.
Talented musician Manuel (Miguel Angel Rodriguez) is seeing a therapist to recover from his addictions to drugs & alcohol. He's heavily traumatized from his past since he was exposed to drugs & other bad things at a very young age. Manuel and his therapist (Elizabeth Aguilar) take a vacation out to the seashore town where he grew up as a way to face his demons once & for all. Manuel enjoys his vacation even more so when he meets the lovely & innocent-looking Dulce (Rocio Vazquez). The 2 hit it right off and with the arrival of Manuel’s old friend German (Marco Treviño), it seems this vacation will go more well than anticipated. Well, some things are too good to be true when German and Dulce begin a strong sexual affair all while Manuel struggles with his recovery! It’s not that Dulce really wants to be with German; it’s the fact that German is blackmailing her for sex because he knows much more about Dulce than Manuel actually does!
Triangulo Fatal (aka "Fatal Triangle") felt like something that Ariel Fernandez would write, but this was all Jorge Araujo’s idea along with a woman by the name of Claudia Oceguera. The reason I mention Ariel Fernandez is because Triangulo Fatal is a very sexual movie and and if you’re familiar with Ariel's work such as Por Un Salvaje Amor and La Playa Del Deseo; then you’ll know exactly what I mean. But again, this was all an idea by director Jorge Araujo and he can be quite sexual for his movies as well with a prime example in Sadico Amor.
Triangulo Fatal is a movie that I expected to find mildly amusing, but I liked it more than I thought. It’s has an interesting story and the cast is really good as well. Miguel Angel Rodriguez is a wonderful actor when he plays dramatic roles and here he stands out quite a bit and Marco Treviño plays a wonderful pervert per usual. Marco Treviño is familiar with these type of roles since he’s been in those Ariel Fernandez movies after all. Isn’t it weird he’s in this movie that is almost similar to the works of Ariel? Gosh, there must be some small connection going on here and I cannot for the life of me find it... Ugh. Rocio Vazquez (aka Rocío Visseti) is also wonderful to see here since she’s absolutely gorgeous and before playing a victim of abuse in Sadico Amor; here she plays a victim of blackmail and tortured by the fact that she’s betraying her true love in life. Ahhh, romance sucks so much, doesn’t it? Ugh.
I said “ugh” a lot in this review but I meant it well in frustration. Anyways, Triangulo Fatal is an intriguing watch and while it’s not exactly easy to find, it is worth seeking out for. Jorge Araujo once again brings a movie of his for me to enjoy. I love this guy's movies and you should all watch his movies as well.
Also, that Marina girl from Myrtle Beach stalks my Twitter to this very day and never speaks to me. Ugh. And my old friend Marco? I think he died. Ugh. Yes.