Tag: Found Footage

Willow Creek

With long takes, reliance on sound and suggestion, and chilling climax, it is one of the better found-footage titles.

/ May 26, 2014

FrightFest: The Paranormal Diaries – Clophill

One hell of a dull time, with nothing other than repetitive speculation to lull one to sleep.

/ August 24, 2013

FrightFest: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

The final act crosses the line between fantastical to slightly amusing ridiculousness.

/ August 23, 2013

The Bay

Piecing together its story in multi-format, it's an interesting spin on found footage, but it falls victim to an over-zealous edit.

/ March 18, 2013

A Night in the Woods

A taut atmosphere is effectively created, emphasised by drip-feeding of subplot, with one particular twist genuinely surprising.

/ September 5, 2012

The Inside

Refreshing for its solid reason for found footage, with some effective moments, but let down by uncontrolled camera.

/ August 22, 2012

Supernatural Activity

The humour wears thin due to puerility and the editor needed reining in, but some of the comedy is surprisingly well timed.

/ August 13, 2012

Grave Encounters

It's pure pantomime and about a decade too late, but with the lights down and sound up there's fun to be had.

/ July 3, 2012

The Amityville Haunting

Cliches abound, as does overkill, while the characters are irritating. And yet, a wound-up tension is impressed without noticing.

/ June 17, 2012

Skew

Found footage is a tricky subgenre to add an original concept to and Skew makes a good attempt. But it's not enough.

/ June 10, 2012

Evidence

There is probably a good film hidden somewhere in here, but the entire experience feels like a waste of time.

/ March 10, 2012

Evil Things

On the whole achieves its aim of imitating amateur home video, as director Dominic Perez steers the ship to a solid finale.

/ November 3, 2011

Re-Cut

A great example of how the first-person horror subgenre works its magic, but it also highlights some of its core flaws.

/ April 16, 2011