I loved The Sixth Sense. I loved Unbreakable. As far as his directorial efforts go, I’d say that’s about the extent to which I enjoy M. Night Shyamalan. I did love Devil, which he wrote and produced, but he was not the one behind the lens on that one. Suffice it to say, when I […]
Mia Medina (Ang) has finally found the perfect subject for her PhD thesis film on Alzheimer’s Disease. For the next several months, cameras will record the everyday life of mother Deborah Logan (Larson) and her daughter Sarah (Ramsay). But as the days progress, strange things begin to happen around Deborah that are not consistent with any findings about Alzheimer’s. It becomes apparent that there’s something besides Alzheimer’s that has taken control of Deborah’s life. It’s an evil that is far worse than the debilitating disease with which she was first diagnosed.
Looking to make a splash with his research videos into the existence of Bigfoot, Jim (Bryce Johnson, Pretty Little Liars) and his skeptical girlfriend Kelly (Alexie Gilmore,Labor Day, God Bless America) take a camping trip to the mountains surroundingWillow Creek, California, a small town where famous footage of the legendary Sasquatch was filmed decades earlier. Jim believes Bigfoot exists and is intent on finding the very spot where the huge, hairy, man-like creature supposedly strode.
But before long, Jim and Kelly are lost in the woods and discover that someone – or something – is stalking them. With each passing night bringing unknowable danger, the two must use all of their cunning to try to make it out of the forest alive.
THE ONE THAT GOES ALL THE WAY! Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that surpasses its reputation as a shot-gun blast to the senses. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST presents the “found footage” of a group of four documentary filmmakers who experience brutal death at the hands of a savage South American tribe of flesh-eaters. This footage is so intense, so graphic and so unflinching in its realism that the director and producer of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST were arrested upon its original release and the film seized. Nothing you have seen before will prepare you for this uncompromising masterpiece of cinematic nihilism. Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the definitive release of the most controversial movie ever made!
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and perhaps will be their only postcard home.
I’ll admit, I was excited for Devil’s Due. I’m becoming increasingly annoyed with the “Found Footage” style of film-making, but this particular entity was done by Radio Silence, who were responsible for the best thing to come from the V/H/S films, so I had high hopes. Even when every one of my friends that made […]
Warning: There are technically no spoilers that haven’t been shown to you in trailers already within this review. However, if you wish to remain completely in the dark as to what each segment of V/H/S/2 is about, please abstain from reading until after you’ve seen the film. Otherwise, have at it. When I finished V/H/S […]
A lot of people hated V/H/S for one reason or another. Some seemed to have expected 90 minutes of VHS collector porn. I was personally a huge fan of the film. So much so that it damn near made my top 10 of 2012 list, but so much great shit was released in 2012 that […]
“Browned Footage” or “Paranormal Activity 4” DISCLAIMER: The Following Information Is for Entertainment Purposes Only. 100% Medically (and Factually) Inaccurate, (contrary to what the Centipede told you). OK True Believers! The time has come once again for another entry into the Paranormal Activity Franchise. It’s the movie/s I look forward to each Halloween, now that the […]
We’ve discussed some found footage recently haven’t we? I’m not sure if I call it a shooting style or a genre. Do I call the camera an actor in the film at this point? Is the camera the next Dracula or Frankenstein? Nah, that’s just pretentious and “artsy” and you know me better then to […]
The fetish so far: VCR’s and VHS cassette tapes. Priced to owned, home entertainment featuring gorgeous cover art containing many of the movies on which we cut our teeth and were educated in the school of horror. You have to pick your favorite distribution company. You have to pay reasonable prices for 99% of what’s […]
REC and REC 2 are two of my favorite found-footage, horror films. Yeah, I didn’t care for the second entry as much as the first, only because it treads in similar territory and it introduced a religious aspect that seemed a little silly to me. I did like it, though, but a man can have […]
Apartment 143 is an extremely well done found footage/haunting film, which in many ways is far superior to the ultra popular Paranormal Activity franchise. The story revolves around Alan White (Kai Lennox) and his two children, four-year-old Benny (Damian Roman), and teenage daughter Caitlin (Gia Mantegna), as they struggle with the strange phenomenon that has […]
Chronicle’s trailer appealed to the comic book geek inside of me. Not only did it have “superheroes” but it was shot in the found-footage format. Found-footage is a style that I find effective in certain genres and I was curious to see how it worked in this context. Even with all my love for the […]
I cannot believe I am saying this, but I just finished watching the third installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise and as much as I hated the first two films this time around, I really enjoyed the entire viewing experience it manages to create. The franchise takes the popular route of using a prequel to […]
“Found-Footage” has become less of a cinematic style in recent years and more of a genre. Thanks to similar big budget films, this new genre has taken off giving small independent filmmakers a chance to make it. It doesn’t get more low-budget than a hand held and some practical effects and it doesn’t take that much to scare people this way […]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, found-footage horror has a way with getting under my skin. No matter what film it is, even if it’s “meh” it will probably turn me into a little girl. So with that said, my scared meter may be a few notches higher than yours when accessing […]
Today (August 9th 2011) is the quiet release of Evil Things, a film that employed many found-footage tropes long before they became mainstream. Being an independent film, Evil Things lacked the proper funding to be distributed and sat on the shelf for about 2 years. Now, with the success of Paranormal Activity, REC, Cloverfield, and […]
The Troll Hunter is a Norwegian “found-footage” style film that has been making waves on the festival circuit. The premise is simple, yet effective. A group of college filmmakers are following a man believed to be an undocumented bear hunter. In Norway, all bear hunters must be licensed by the government, therefore, the man they […]