OUR TRIP TO BERRIBROOK – found footage review

I admit that I am a little surprised that the Lost In The Woods sub-sub-genre is still on fire but I do understand it. There’s something primal about it, about the idea of being in the middle of nowhere and being lost without any idea how to find your way back to safety. There’s a… Continue reading OUR TRIP TO BERRIBROOK – found footage review

Finding Our Footage – found footage musings

As much as folks get burned out by found footage, I tell you what, I never have, and consider myself lucky. I can see why you would get burned out, the style of found footage films being so strong and pronounced, that it’s a bit like the superhero burnout. It makes sense. The thing though… Continue reading Finding Our Footage – found footage musings

Finding Your Way Around The Place

Hello and welcome, traveler! However you found my little slice of weird on the internet, welcome and hello. OK, for navigation purposes - If you came for the reviews (found footage specifically) - do a search for that tag. Reviews or Found Footage and you should find what you're looking for. If you want my… Continue reading Finding Your Way Around The Place

THE FLOCK – found footage review

I am a sucker for the ‘THIS IS FOOTAGE FROM A POLICE DEPARTMENT ‘sort of found footage films. It lends a pseudo-authenticity to the film that makes you all tingly and scratches that murder-mystery itch.  We KNOW this isn’t police property, but it’s fun to sorta believe it.  The problem with this is, like found… Continue reading THE FLOCK – found footage review

THE WILD MAN – SKUNK APE – found footage review

If there is a simple lesson in found footage films it’s to ‘keep it simple’. One of the draws to the subgenre is that these films feel as if they ‘could be real’.  There is a reason so many of the good ones are very cut and dried - it works.  The problem is that… Continue reading THE WILD MAN – SKUNK APE – found footage review

CHEST – found footage review

Well hello, intrepid found footage fans, it’s time for another found footage movie.  Hooray! This time around we have another movie about folks making a potentially paranormal documentary.  Man, who knew there were so many amateur documentarians out there? Crazy! Just crazy.  Done well, the whole faux-umentary angle is super effective. It can sneaky creep… Continue reading CHEST – found footage review

THE MOTHMAN TAPES – found footage review

Like any artform where you are the sole creator (or one of very few), and are the one that believes in your work enough to put it out into the world, there comes an endless amount of derision to those of us creating these works. Though these were once seen as vanity projects, they are… Continue reading THE MOTHMAN TAPES – found footage review

I’M HAUNTED – found footage film review

There is something fascinating about found footage films and how they can capture a moment in time. Even as small as the fact that found footage is such an accessible point of entry for filmmakers just getting into making movies, it still captures that. Once upon a time it was gore films, or raunchy comedies… Continue reading I’M HAUNTED – found footage film review

DEAD RESIDENCE – found footage review

Being in the process of looking for a new home, I can tell you earnestly that it’s no fun. Maybe it COULD be, but brother, it’s no fun. It’s stressful. What you see is that houses reflect their owners in many ways, and like people, some places are just broken.  DEAD RESIDENCE is a found… Continue reading DEAD RESIDENCE – found footage review

SHEDIM – found footage review

If you want to get to my sweet spot for found footage, you want to aim right for the fauxumentaries that are out there. I LOVE when a film can nail that, like POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES does. The idea of people making a doc about something crazy is great. (Not including BLAIR WITCH here because it… Continue reading SHEDIM – found footage review

DAY OF DISAPPEARANCE – found footage review

Any time I am given something a little different in a found footage film I get a little excited. So often we get the same pretty young people doing something they shouldn't and suffering the consequences. Of late they are influencers trying to make a name for themselves by walk to deep into the dark.… Continue reading DAY OF DISAPPEARANCE – found footage review

THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

DARN IT! This is so close to good that it is super disappointing that it doesn’t bring it on home. These are the movies that disappoint the most because you can see what they were trying to do and this a sincere effort to make a neat movie, unlike SO many found footage films.  While… Continue reading THE BARBADOS PROJECT – found footage review

INTO THE FOREST – found footage review

I do have to admit that I can appreciate found footage films that loved the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT as much as I do and I can understand why you’d want to ape that film but for the love of Pete, can we STOP just trying to remake the darned movie. Oh, sure they throw in… Continue reading INTO THE FOREST – found footage review