Cinema Verite Horror Films:
Archive of film reviews for "cinema verite" and "found footage"" style films
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Film Review: Paranormal Activity (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple that has recently moved in together tries to document the paranormal activity that seems to be plaguing them. At first the activity is small — objects moving over night, the occasional creaky floorboard etc. But with each new incident they feel the presence in their home growing stronger and more daring. They eventually consult a psychic who says that this entity may be demonic in nature, as opposed to being just … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monsters (2010)

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SYNOPSIS:  Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear & grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was guaranteed as an INFECTED ZONE. Today,the Americans & Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures…. REVIEW Ok my (un)friendly acolytes, It’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: District 9 (2009)

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SYNOPSIS: When aliens land on Earth, global business conglomerate Multi-National United forces them into rigid containment zones where they are compelled to labor, even as MNU commandeers their otherworldly technology for profit. As tensions build between human and non-human races, a rogue agent leads a resistance movement against MNU’s ruthless consolidation of power. Neill Blomkamp directs this cinema veritĂ©-style sci-fi thriller. REVIEW: District 9 is a 2009 science fiction film starring Peter Jackson as the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Possession of David O’Reilly (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: Kate and Alex are your typical young couple who are trying to make it on their own. Little do they know that in only a matter of three days their entire world is about to be turned upside down by the arrival of Alex’s friend David who brings more than just your typical drama into their homestead. REVIEW: Year: 2010 Directed by: Andrew Cull and Steven Isles Starring: Giles Ahderson, Zoe Richards, Nicholas … Continue reading

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Film Review: Look (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: A high school teacher, a department store manager, a convenience store clerk, a lawyer and two sociopaths star in five interconnected stories, all filmed from the perspective of the hundreds of security cameras people pass, and ignore, every day. This fascinating drama from director Adam Rifkin underscores the increasing lack of privacy in the modern world — and asks whether people can ever be truly alone. REVIEW: Did you know that with all of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Vampire Diary (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: While trolling London’s Goth clubs to chronicle a subculture of wannabe vampires, nascent filmmaker Holly (Morven Macbeth) meets and falls for smoldering lesbian Vicki (Anna Walton) — who turns out to be a bona-fide bloodsucker. Though several vampire-style killings arouse Holly’s suspicions about her new love, she soon finds herself drawn into Vicki’s seductive netherworld in this atmospheric tale of horror also starring Kate Sissons. REVIEW: Gothic folks everywhere will dig this one! Filmed … Continue reading

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Film Review: Quarantine (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: While on assignment, an L.A. news reporter (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) find themselves trapped in a quarantined apartment complex along with a vicious unknown killer. With all forms of communications cut, the news crew keeps the cameras rolling as they search for a way out. The building is locked down, a killer is on the loose, and panic sets in as those trapped inside make a desperate attempt to escape with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Eyes in The Dark (2010)

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  SYNOPSIS: Secret video files just discovered on an FBI server prove that the government has been hiding unexplained disappearances and a dangerous presence in the Northwest wilderness. Seven students decide to vacation at a mountain lodge looking for relaxation, beer and maybe a dip in the hot tub. When they find a hidden cave and stumble on clues about an ancient legend, unsettling signs start to appear, and the lodge caretaker’s strange behavior suggests … Continue reading

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Film Review: Man Bites Dog (1992)

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SYNOPSIS: A satirical look at how the media affects and promotes violence in modern society. Spoofing reality television, a fascinated documentary crew follows a charismatic yet unrepentant serial killer on his murder sprees. The crew attempts to objectively document the horror, but as the violence escalates, they ultimately get sucked into participating. Man Bites Dog won the International Critics’ Prize at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival. REVIEW: Written by: Remy Belvaux, Andre Bonzel, Benoit Poelvoorde … Continue reading

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