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Hannah Norby is a writer and long-time horror fan. She also has a taste for exploitation films and movies that are so-bad-they’re-good. Some of her favorite found footage movies include Paranormal Activity 2 and As Above, So Below.She is currently pursuing an associate degree in humanities.


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WNUF Halloween Special (2013) Review

WNUF Halloween Special is a found footage horror-comedy directed by Chris La Marina and written by LaMartina, Jimmy George, Pat Storck, and Michael Joseph Moran. The film takes the form of a VHS recording of a Halloween night special broadcast on local TV station in 1987. Director Chris LaMarina’s filmography reveals a taste for horror-comedy, anthology films, and nostalgia. He previously creat...


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Ghostwatch (1992) Review

"Ghostwatch"  is a supernatural reality-based horror film broadcast on BBC1 on Halloween night in 1992 (25 years ago this Halloween). The film is directed by Lesley Manning and written by Stephen Volk. Ghostwatch is presented as a live Halloween special investigating what is purportedly "the most haunted house in Britain.” Journalist Sarah Greene (playing herself, as does much of the cast) and ...


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Inner Demons (2014) Review

"Inner Demons" is a found footage horror movie written by Glenn Gers and directed by Seth Grossman. The film follows the crew of an Intervention-style reality TV show shooting a story on a teenage heroine addict, only to find that their primary subject may be fighting more than a drug addiction. Director Seth Grossman previously directed the drama The Elephant King (2006), sci-fi thriller Butte...


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Atrocious (2010) Review

Women in Horror Month (2017): Michelle Nessk and O. Unilateralis

Women in Horror month has the explicit aim of shining a light on female filmmakers and actresses, but it is also an opportunity to celebrate all kinds of gender diversity in the horror genre. Today’s subject, filmmaker Michelle Nessk, identifies as bigender (possessing emotional and psychological traits of both genders), and in their debut film, O. Unilateralis, has made one of the most explicitly...

Women in Horror Month (2017): Merryl Roche and Rash

This week we highlight French filmmaker Merryl Roche in the second installment of our 2017 Women in Horror month series. This month Found Footage Critic is celebrating the women in front of and behind the cameras in the found footage horror film genre. Week 1: Women in Horror Month: Sarah Adina Smith and The Midnight Swim Director Merryl Roche brings on the terror with her directorial debut, Rash ...

Women in Horror Month: Sarah Adina Smith and The Midnight Swim

February 2017 marks the 8th annual Women in Horror month, celebrating the women in front of and behind the cameras making great horror. Horror as a whole remains a genre dominated by male filmmakers and dogged by misconceptions that the genre is inherently misogynistic, with found footage faring much the same. That is why here on Found Footage Critic, we’ll be taking this opportunity to spot...


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8213: Gacy House (2010) Review

"8213: Gacy House" is a found footage horror film written and directed by Anthony Fankhauser. The film follows a team of ghost hunters who spend the night in the house of a deceased serial killer to capture evidence of paranormal activity. An opening title card informs us that six corpses were recovered in the house at 8213 Summerdale, built on the lot where serial killer John Wayne Gacy's hous...


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The Triangle (2016) Review

"The Triangle" is a found footage horror film written and directed by David Blair, Nathaniel Peterson, Adam Pitman, Andrew Rizzo, and Adam Stilwell. The ensemble crew wears multiple hats, serving in various roles as actors, editors, and cinematographers. The film follows a documentary crew who investigate the inner workings of a commune set in the New Mexico desert. The five writer/directors wo...


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Archivo 253 (2015) Review

"Archivo 253" (Archive 253) is a found footage horror film from Mexico directed by Abe Rosenberg and written by Rosenberg and Joseph Hemsani. The film follows a group of young paranormal investigators who break into an abandoned psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted. Achivo 253 is the first, and to date only, feature length film from either Rosenberg or Hemsani. The two filmmakers ...


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Children of Sorrow (2012) Review

“Children of Sorrow” is a found footage horror film directed by Jourdan McClure and written by Ryan Finnerty. The film follows a woman who joins a cult to secretly investigate the whereabouts of her missing sister. The film opens with the charismatic cult leader, Simon Leach (Bill Oberst, Jr.), walking with his assistant Mary around the desert compound he intends to use as the headquarters of h...

Interview with O. Unilateralis (2016) Director Michelle Nessk

Found Footage Critic recently sat down via Skype with writer/director/actor/indie horror auteur Michelle Nessk, who wrote, directed, and starred in the upcoming found footage horror film O. Unilateralis (2016).  Proudly based in Seattle, Nessk has been working in the industry since 2007, including as a talented special effects artist, having studied under the legendary Cleve Hall. In addition to w...

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