POPULATION ZERO – found footage review

OK, OK, OK. It’s a fake documentary, as FAUXumentary, if you will. And it’s not a horror film. Not to ruin any sort of mystery for you but it’s better if you know going in or you will spend the entire film wondering what will happen to spookify it all.  It’s not there.  This isn’t… Continue reading POPULATION ZERO – found footage review

HOWARD’S MILL – found footage review

File this under - Movies that seem ‘real’ but aren’t.  This isn’t real. There, that’s out of the way.  As I have mentioned before, there is a very subtle art to making ‘fauxumentary’ / ‘mockumentary’ films. You have two masters to serve, the documentary, and the fictional film. In the end, you are making a… Continue reading HOWARD’S MILL – found footage review

Dashcam – found footage review

REVIEW! Hey you, it’s a review.  I don’t rhyme often, until I do.  That totally ties into this movie and this review.  I SWEAR IT! Anyway.  There are movies that are sit down, think about, contemplate, and question your life movies. Those are great. They are amazing. They open your mind to the world around… Continue reading Dashcam – found footage review

GODFORSAKEN – Found Footage Review

One of the great sins I am finding with a lot of found footage films is the idea of creating so much of a tease that there’s no real way to pay it off. They are so desperate to make the movie exciting and interesting and scary that they don’t really think of how they’re… Continue reading GODFORSAKEN – Found Footage Review

FOLLOWERS – found footage review         

If there is something ripe for capturing when it comes to found footage it’s the prevalence of influencers and social media celebrities and how they film everything they do. I think most of us roll our eyes when we see the word Influencer but, like it or not, these are the people that are creating… Continue reading FOLLOWERS – found footage review         

The Widow – review

           Oh, you wily little movie, you. You almost had me. Well, OK, let’s be honest, you did have me. I went into this film thinking it was Found Footage. I was on my endless trek through the wonders of the found footage subgenre and happened on this import. It was dubbed, but that was… Continue reading The Widow – review

The Spooky Chris Podcast – BIRTHDAY EDITION – The Blair Witch Remake

In which I put on my birthday trousers and talk about the remake of Blair Witch Project that is being considered. For more podcasts, blogs, and all of my books head to spookychris.com.Theme music by THE SKELETON KIDS.spookychris.com

THEY’RE OUTSIDE – found footage movie review

          One of the offshoots I have come to love of the found footage/faux-umentary subgenre are the ones that deal with urban myths and folktales and the like. There’s something eerie about the ones that are done right because it taps into a collective fear of dark places and whispered histories. We all know those… Continue reading THEY’RE OUTSIDE – found footage movie review

CASE 347 – found footage review

           With as many found footage films – and faux-umentaries (as this stands between the two forms) – there just don’t seem to be that many about aliens. I mean, there are some, but they don’t tend to be good. PHOENIX FORGOTTEN is the best of the lot, giving characters you become attached to so… Continue reading CASE 347 – found footage review

SHADOW OF THE MISSING – found footage movie review

          Oh hey, look it’s a faux-umentary, or a ‘mockumentary’, as the cool kids call them. I don’t call them that, but I was never considered cool. Well, other than mom. Mom thought I was pretty cool. I think. ANYWAY… As I have said before, I love faux-umentary films. When done right, it pairs the… Continue reading SHADOW OF THE MISSING – found footage movie review

DWELLERS – review    

Found Footage Review            If you have read any of my recent reviews of found footage films, you’ll see that I do my level best to be as fair as possible to these films Despite what some critics and film wonks may have you believe, every movie that comes out or came out in the… Continue reading DWELLERS – review    

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – NEXT OF KIN – review

Found-ish Footage Review Can I tell ya that we are in a weird time when a movie from a successful horror franchise just sorta pops onto a seconday streaming service and outside of the hadcore genre press doesn't get much notice at all. Super weird. Not surprising when this is a reboot of a modern… Continue reading PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – NEXT OF KIN – review

THE LAND OF BLUE LAKES – review

Found Footage Review I am just gonna say it now, it's super weird watching/reviewing a Russian film right now but the thing I need to remember, that we ALL need to remember, is that the people of a nation don't always reflect the idiots in charge. So, here we go. This is one of those… Continue reading THE LAND OF BLUE LAKES – review