Tag: Found Footage
The Deep House
A suffocating rollercoaster that breathes new life into an enervated subgenre, trapping us into a nightmare that refuses to let go.
With long takes, reliance on sound and suggestion, and chilling climax, it is one of the better found-footage titles.
FrightFest: The Paranormal Diaries – Clophill
One hell of a dull time, with nothing other than repetitive speculation to lull one to sleep.
FrightFest: The Dyatlov Pass Incident
The final act crosses the line between fantastical to slightly amusing ridiculousness.
Piecing together its story in multi-format, it's an interesting spin on found footage, but it falls victim to an over-zealous edit.
A Night in the Woods
A taut atmosphere is effectively created, emphasised by drip-feeding of subplot, with one particular twist genuinely surprising.
Refreshing for its solid reason for found footage, with some effective moments, but let down by uncontrolled camera.
The humour wears thin due to puerility and the editor needed reining in, but some of the comedy is surprisingly well timed.
It's pure pantomime and about a decade too late, but with the lights down and sound up there's fun to be had.
The Amityville Haunting
Cliches abound, as does overkill, while the characters are irritating. And yet, a wound-up tension is impressed without noticing.
Found footage is a tricky subgenre to add an original concept to and Skew makes a good attempt. But it's not enough.
There is probably a good film hidden somewhere in here, but the entire experience feels like a waste of time.
On the whole achieves its aim of imitating amateur home video, as director Dominic Perez steers the ship to a solid finale.
A great example of how the first-person horror subgenre works its magic, but it also highlights some of its core flaws.