Tag Archives: Found Footage
An extremely large number of murders remain unsolved in Mexico each year, leaving those of us to wonder how the perpetrators get away with their heinous crimes. Even though there have been a countless number of horror films “based on true events,” it is possible that first-time feature film director Lex Ortega’s Atroz is one of the most accurate depictions of every day life in Mexico.
After a gruesome accident, the police commander in charge of the scene takes it [...]
There was a period in time where I was in love with the found footage sub-genre and had to get my hands on as many films that fell into the category as possible. Needless to say, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. Even with all of those found footage films under my belt, however, I still reach a certain level of excitement when a new one crosses my path. How does Adam Mason’s Hangman stack up [...]
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Review
When Ryan and Emily find a house that’s too good to be true, it seems like they really got the deal of a life time… until Ryan and his brother, Mike, stumble upon some old VHS tapes and an impressive camera. Soon after viewing the tapes and fooling with the video equipment, Ryan and Emily’s daughter, Leila, begins talking to an imaginary friend named “Tobe.” Soon, it becomes obvious that Tobe is no friend and something very strange is going [...]
The Visit Review
Although I haven’t seen some of his most recent work, I have always been a fan M. Night Shyamalan’s older films like The Sixth Sense, Signs, and Unbreakable. Even with those great films under his belt, it seems that over the past few years, the writer and director has been getting quite a bit of negative reviews. I don’t know firsthand how his last couple of projects were, but I was certainly excited for his latest, after [...]
Inner Demons Review
Possession movies have been around for a very long time and they are not going away anytime soon. It is safe to say that the same can be said about found footage films. Naturally, this makes for a great pairing, as seen plenty of times before in films like The Last Exorcism, The Taking of Deborah Logan, The Atticus Institute, etc. Seth Grossman decided to take this idea and run with it, as well, with his newest [...]
The Jokesters Review
In my last review, I stated that it was a hugely surprising disappointment to expect a great movie and to receive a crappy one. It happens all the time. What happens more rarely though is the expectation of a bad or mediocre flick, only to receive an awesome one in return. That’s exactly what happened here with AJ Wedding’s The Jokesters.
Four friends are the stars of a YouTube-like online prank show sensation called the “PrankMasters.” After a successful [...]
The House with 100 Eyes Review
A little over a month ago, I reviewed the anniversary release of a documentary about the legend of snuff films entitled Snuff: A Documentary About Killing on Camera. It is only fitting that I chose this next film for review as it fits perfectly into the snuff mix. Artsploitation’s release of The House with 100 Eyes, directed by Jay Lee and Jim Roof, is a decent entry in the found footage sub-genre that brings plenty of blood and [...]
An Irish Exorcism Review
I’ve been pretty disappointed with the most recent possession-related films I’ve watched, so just the thought of another entry in the sub-genre is a rather daunting one. Still, intrigue got the best of me and I caved, deciding to give Eric Courtney’s An Irish Exorcism a fair shot. Luckily for me, Courtney and his small cast/crew were able to wipe that bitter taste from my mouth that its recent exorcism counterparts had left.
Lorraine (Aislinn Ní Uallacháin) has convinced her [...]