Tag Archives: Found Footage
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 [...]
Dark Mountain Review
Roger and I have both been huge supporters of found footage films ever since they started popping up left and right and seemingly over-saturating horror cinema. Lately, however, I have been losing interest and the last few that I’ve seen have been rather disappointing. Just when I start losing faith, a movie that I’ve never even heard of swoops in and saves the day for anyone and everyone who ever wanted to make another found footage film again. Today, that [...]
As Above, So Below Review
I have to admit that I don’t quite get all of the hate that horror fans have for studio films. What’s wrong with taking what you enjoy and making it look and sound better by putting tons of money behind it? I guess if you like the old, beat-up, grimy feel of the grindhouse flicks from decades ago, the hate kind of makes sense, but I feel bad for you if you are one of these fans who doesn’t see [...]
Found footage is dead? Who said that… was it you? Well, I’m going to urge you to re-think that previous statement. Sure, we’ve seen every mental institution, haunted house, or exorcism ever in the found footage format and they can get a little… repetitive. However, there are rare occasions when this format shines like the diamond in the rough it once was. Films that I continuously praise like Atrocious or REC are just a few examples of how this bad [...]
The Taking of Deborah Logan Review
I believe it is a pretty safe bet that found footage films aren’t going to stop being produced any time soon. This may not necessarily be a negative thing, however. Although it has been done to death, especially in the last few years, filmmakers are still finding ways to utilize the technique to their advantage and present original and thoughtful ideas to horror fans everywhere. Adam Robitel has done just that with his newest project, The Taking of Deborah Logan [...]
The Inside Review
When done right, found footage films can be extremely effective in scaring the daylights out of viewers. The Blair Witch Project seemed to do a pretty good job of this years ago, and it seems filmmakers have been trying to live up to the standards of that film ever since. One film that surely does a great job of scoring high on the ‘creepy meter’ is The Inside, directed by Eoin Macken.
A group of girls take their friend [...]
The Devil Incarnate Review
I’m not sure what has brought on the recent resurgence in what I’ve been calling “baby horror.” Perhaps it was the release of Devil’s Due in theaters earlier this year. Since that January release, there have been a number of films dealing with satanic cults and the demon seed (see Delivery: The Beast Within) and now there is one more to add to the list — L. Gustavo Cooper’s The Devil Incarnate.
Newlyweds Holly and Trevor are on [...]
Delivery: The Beast Within Review
Recently I posted my review of the made-for-TV miniseries remake of Rosemary’s Baby. Now I’m back, reviewing a horror film that offers a little bit of a different take on the baby horror genre. Brian Netto’s Delivery: The Beast Within provides just enough creativity to allow it to break free from the pack and prevent it from being “just another found footage film.”
Delivery tells the story of Kyle and Rachel Massy, a young couple who agree to [...]