Found Footage Horror Films:
Archive of film reviews for "cinema verite" and "found footage"" style films
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Film Review: The Realm (The Ouija Experiment) (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A group of friends unite to experiment with the ill-fated Ouija Board for one of the youth’s internet blog. Within no time the friends each realize they’d gotten far more than they’d bargained for as the spirits unleashed begin their unholy descent in terrorizing each of their individual lives.

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Film Review: The Conspiracy (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When the subject of their “conspiracy theory” documentary, an outspoken theorist Terrance G, suddenly goes missing, Aaron and Jim find themselves drawn into a far deeper mystery than they ever could have imagined. Confiscating the paper clippings and personal notes from Terrance’s apartment, Aaron begins to piece together evidence that leads him to a secret society called the Tarsus Club. Jim reluctantly follows Aaron on a fool’s journey fearing for his best friend’s sanity … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Frankenstein Theory (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A young, brilliant scientist, Professor John Venkenheim, hires a film crew to document his journey into the Canadian wilderness, deep in the Artic to prove his mad theory, to find evidence of a man-made monster living in the wild for centuries. The theory, that the work of Mary Shelley was based on fact not fiction, that Frankenstein was inspired by the accomplishments of his grandfather’s great grandfather. With years of research behind him, based … Continue reading

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Film Review: 616: Paranormal Incident (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When Special Agent Watts and his Investigation Unit are called to the derelict Woodburrow Prison he thinks it’s business as usual. But there’s nothing usual about Woodburrow. A mysterious woman is found attempting to flee the scene and things begin to spiral out of control as an evil force picks the team off one by one. Soon Agent Watts is left alone to face what might be the world’s most powerful evil…The Devil. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Reel Evil (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Struggling filmmakers – Kennedy, Cory and James – finally catch the break they were looking for when they are hired to shoot a ‘behind-the-scenes’ documentary for a major studio production. But their dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when they explore the legendary, haunted location and find something far worse than anything Hollywood could create. Terror becomes reality for the filmmakers as they uncover the malevolent secrets of the hospital, and the sinister … Continue reading

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Film Review: Amber Alert (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: When a group of friends decides to follow a car they’ve seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong. REVIEW: Director – Kerry Bellessa Starring – Jasen Wade, Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill Seems like anymore, taglines for horror movies need to start with the phrase, “just when you thought you’ve seen the last found footage film.” Yep, they’re everywhere and Amber Alert is no exception. Which of course begs the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Outtake Reel (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Thomas Grayson is a Horror Film director with principles. The schlock that’s passed off as horror films these days is an affront to his artistic sensibilities. A documentary filmmaker is shooting the behind the scenes footage of Grayson’s newest effort and is looking to make him see the merits of contemporary horror in his own way, but his efforts have dire consequences. REVIEW: Written by Scott Feinblatt ad Jeffry Chaffin Directed by Scott Feinblatt … Continue reading

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REC 4: Apocalypse International Teaser Trailer Brings Back a Familiar Face

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If you’re like me, you are a huge fan of the [REC] series, good news has come today. We have the premier of the [REC] 4: Apocalypse international teaser trailer. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the hell they are saying, but that’s ok, just getting to look at the beautiful Angela Vidal character from the first film is enough for me. [REC] 4: Apocalypse, the purported final film in the series is slated to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Paranormal Calamity (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: What happens when an average suburban home is built atop the charred remains of a 1970′s brothel? What do you do when lusty spirits invade your quiet, no nonsense life? Paranormal Calamity! Starring Larry Thomas (Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi) Charlene Tilton (Dallas) Michael Wexler, Jennifer Schmidt and James Vallo REVIEW: As most horror fans are well aware, found footage films are currently a very hot trend in the genre. For the most part, they are … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Lost Episode (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Instead, they discover something completely unexpected and find themselves  fighting for their lives as a maniacal surgeon picks them off one at a time. REVIEW: A group of teenaged friends, or, rather, a group of actors who may only resemble teenagers obviously pretending to be friends, decide to check out the local abandoned mental asylum, known as Penhurst, before it is turned into a themed amusement attraction (no, I’m not kidding). Led by a … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Bay (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. REVIEW: Admittedly, when I first heard about a found footage style horror film being directed by the guy who gave us Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, and Toys I was a tad skeptical. Certainly Barry Levinson is a great director—he as an Oscar for crying out loud–, but the question that piqued my curiosity was what does he know about horror?? … Continue reading

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Film Review: Back From Hell (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Six college friends reconnect when they travel to a remote home for vacation. The location begins to have a strange effect on their personalities and moods, especially after they unknowingly summon an evil spirit with an Ouija board. Soon, the group suspects that one of their friends has become possessed and they bring in a priest from a neighboring Church. Things go from bad to worse as a demon begins to claim its victims.

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Film Review: Home Movie (2008)

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  SYNOPSIS:  In the woods of upstate New York live the Poe family. They have a seemingly idyllic lifestyle but all is not what it seems. As the father slowly begins to realize as he documents the family’s day to day life on home video, his children aren’t as perfect as he thinks them to be. In fact, they are evil personified. David, along with his wife Clare have to find a way to stop … Continue reading

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Film Review: Haunted Changi (2010)

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SYNOPSIS: Story of what happened to a group of documentary makers shooting a documentary in Singapore’s haunted Old Changi Hospital. REVIEW: “Haunted Changi” is another entry in the horror found-footage sub-genre. Many of the independent entries in this particular type of movie show a lack of experience, and act as a way to hide the amateur cast and crew. This is not the case with “Haunted Changi.” A great, grass-roots, internet ad campaign, combined with … Continue reading

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Film Review: Crowsnest (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Five friends embark on a trip to the cottage for a birthday weekend but one detour causes their entire trip to crumble when they encounter an RV with some vicious passengers. REVIEW: So much has been done in the found footage genre that it has now infiltrated the mainstream. Mention-worthy films range from Cannibal Holocaust to the Paranormal Activity franchise and independents such as V/H/S that also wish to contribute to fast-growing subgenre. I … Continue reading

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Film Review: 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A team of paranormal investigators go to the site where notorious serial killer Richard Speck murdered several nurses years ago and try to make contact with any spirits that may still be lingering there. Of course they end up encountering Speck’s ghost, and he isn’t very happy. The team soon finds themselves locked inside the building with no way out as the vengeful sprit starts picking them off one-by-one. REVIEW: I don’t know about … Continue reading

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