Tag: foundfootage

Sitges 2017 Review: CREEP 2, a Lark on Sequels, Oversharing and Midlife Crises

"It's like a job now," confesses cinema's goofiest serial killer, Josef. Mark Duplass returns to both the wolf-mask and uncomfortable sharing shenanigans that define his character's comedy. He is trying to articulate the feeling that happens when the initial thrill...

Review: THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT, A Collection of Rehashed Material

"Matthew Donovan (played by Mathieu Ratthe, who's also the film's director) embeds an iPhone camera into his prosthetic eye to secretly record a weekend with friends in a luxurious mountain top cabin”, says the official synopsis for the Canadian/American production...

Review: DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME Digs Up Explosive Film History in Yukon Territory

It tells a truly fascinating bit of cinema history involving the Gold Rush at the turn of the 20th century in Dawson City, deep in the Yukon Territory.

Hot Docs 2017 Review: THE ROAD MOVIE, Chaos Reigns On Russian Byways

If you have spent any time lost in the YouTube wormhole, you have probably seen some of the crazy car accident footage that has been uploaded and archived by witnesses, usually from cheap cameras mounted at the front windshield of...

The Blair Witch's Legacy...or lack there of

Does The Blair Witch Project have a lasting legacy? Sure, the film is remembered, but is it remembered fondly? Does it linger?    In fairness, you'd be hard-pressed to deny the success of the famously low budget Indie's "DIY" innovations. From its...

Busan 2015 Review: RECORDING Chronicles Charming Cast In Forgettable Story

It's the small moments that work in Recording, a story that is low on ambition but infused with a winning charm even as it drags in the scripting department, particularly in the back half. Sweet and unaffected, Park Min-kook's debut...

Review: HANGAR 10 Is A Found Footage Dud

I got a little excited when I heard that the producers of Creep and Severance (two good films) were involved in a new film from IFC about aliens, Hangar 10. However, that's where my interest ended. Upon watching the film, I can say...

Don't Answer The Door For Mike Chester's TRICK OR TREATERS

A major pet peeve of mine is the casting of actors in their late twenties or early thirties to play teenagers. Yes, it's been going on forever and I understand the mechanics of why it happens but it remains a...

Trailer For Eduardo Sánchez's EXISTS Ramps Up The Sasquatch Legend

Eduardo Sánchez has returned to the woods with his new film Exists and once again something is hunting a gaggle of young people in this new trailer. Thankfully they are all armed with cameras to document their impending demise for...

Review: SX_TAPE? More Like SUX_Tape. Amirite? High Five!

Can I just say something? SX_Tape is an awful, awful film. In the interest of appeasing the editorial gods, I will elaborate, however, I feel as though I'm getting dumber just for having to spend precious moments of my life...

NIGHTLIGHT: Synchronicity Picks Up International Rights For Supernatural Thriller

Synchronicity Entertainment, a division of The Solution Entertainment Group, has picked up international rights to the supernatural thriller Nightlight. The film will make its market premiere at the Cannes Film Market. Lionsgate already has the US rights.Five friends venture into the...

Trailer For Malaysian Found Footage Horror IA WUJUD Promises Scares

Yes, I know. The found footage thing is played out. People have been saying so pretty much from the moment that Blair Witch hit the screen. And yet they keep getting made and while the hit rate isn't great the...

Review: Don't Go to HAPPY CAMP

First time writer-director Josh Anthony's Happy Camp indulges in all the worst elements of the found footage genre to such an extent that for the first half of the mercifully brief film, I thought it was heading toward some clever...

Rotterdam 2014 Review: IN DARKNESS WE FALL Does Not Stumble

(In a cave, everyone can hear you scream...) While there is generally a dearth of genre films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, on occasion we do get the odd treat or two. This year the festival had a bona-fide...

TIFF 2013 Review: THE SACRAMENT Will Make You Want To Drink The Kool-Aid

Sometimes we are frankly limited by our terminology. What do you call a film that uses in-world video? That is to say, what do you call a film where the camera used to exclusively record the footage is incorporated...

Fantasia 2013 Review: WILLOW CREEK Makes Found Footage Scary Again

Jim and his girlfriend Kelly are on a road-trip to the Bigfoot capital of the world, Willow Creek, California. Specifically, they are headed to Bluff Creek where the infamous Bigfoot footage in the Patterson-Gimlin film was taken. Jim is a believer; has...

Exclusive: It's A Found Footage Murder Mystery In This EVIDENCE Clip

Director Olatunde Osunsanmi's Evidence hits theaters this week, and we've got a clip featuring True Blood star Stephen Moyer and Pitch Black actress Radha Mitchell investigating a brutal and strange crime scene. From the official synopsis: A team of detectives...

Review: V/H/S/2, Jolting Horror Made Fun

Though perhaps not the very most consistent of films, V/H/S set a high bar for found footage anthology chillers. Only one year later and the team that brought us that film is back with the follow-up, V/H/S/2. Of the original...

LA Film Fest 2013 Review: DELIVERY is a Refreshing Twist on Found Footage Horror

The found footage style of filmmaking exploded into the public consciousness with The Blair Witch Project back in 1999. The form grew, matured and is now well on its way to being passé. While filmmakers like those behind the...

Exclusive: ABSENCE Debuts A Wonderfully Creepy Teaser

Dropping on audiences from Cinedigm on July 5 is Jimmy Loweree's intriguing pregnancy thriller Absence. We've got an exclusive first look at the wonderfully creepy teaser for you to check out. Expectant mother Liz wakes to find her nearly-to-term pregnancy...