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“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 his own personal cult. Simon instructs Mary to film everything. From the opening moments of the film, Simon's actions demonstrate that he (and the cult) are a fraud, however, his motives for establishi...[Read More]
“The Dark Tapes” is a found footage horror movie anthology written and directed by Michael McQuown. Using found footage as a vehicle and told through the lens of four short stories, The Dark Tapes follows four groups of people in different walks of life that face their inner demons, both metaphorically and literally. In a genre that’s besieged with literal “what you see, is what you get” plots, The Dark Tapes is a breath of fresh air, offering intelligent and innovative storytelling, solid acting, well placed jump scares, and plenty of plot twists. The Dark Tapes is of the same vein as the ...[Read More]
"Hell House LLC" is a found footage film from Canada that is written and directed by Stephen Cognetti. The film takes the form of a documentary covering the weeks leading up to the opening night of a seasonal haunted house in rural New York and the tragedy that unfolds. In true found footage form, Hell House LLC has no title credits, opening directly to the footage and on-screen message, "What you are about to see is a documentary on the mysterious events surrounding the 2009 Halloween haunted house tour tragedy." The documentary is a composite of interviews with people who investigated ...[Read More]
"Megan is Missing" is a found footage film written and directed by Michael Goi. The film follows two teenage girls who befriend an anonymous online predator. Megan is Missing is noteworthy for the film's memorable and equally disturbing climactic ending. The film opens with an on-screen message setting the stage for the film—"On January 14, 2007, 14-year-old Megan Stewart disappeared. Three weeks later, her best friend Amy Herman also vanished." The 2011 American found footage film is presented in a pseudo-mockumentary style, consisting of a compilation of found camera footage from multiple...[Read More]
"HAUNTED WORLD OF CW" is a found footage web series sensation on YouTube that is created and directed by showrunner Dustin Austen and features an ensemble cast of regular characters. Now in its sixth season, the series follows a team of paranormal investigators that run into ghosts, monsters, aliens, slashers, possession, Slenderman, local folklore, and just about every other trope known to found footage horror. If you mash-up The X-Files, Scooby Do, and EVERY found footage film ever created then you’ll have a good idea what HAUNTED WORLD OF CW is all about. At its core, HAUNTED WORLD OF C...[Read More]
"Capture, Kill, Release" is a found footage horror film written by Nick McAnulty and directed by Nick McAnulty and Brian Allan Stewart. The movie takes the form of a documentary by two aspiring killers who film each step in the process of preparing for their first victim. Capture, Kill, Release opens with a largely unintelligible 911 call, the subject matter of which makes itself known later in the story. From here the film transitions to Jennifer (Jennifer Fraser) who gleefully admires her new handheld video camera. She spends some time playing with her new toy and excitedly films her husb...[Read More]
"UFO: Es Ist Hier" (a.k.a. "UFO: It Is Here") is a sci-fi horror found footage film from Germany that is written and directed by Daniele Grieco. The movie follows five film students shooting a documentary at a local zoo who set out to investigate what they believe to be a nearby meteorite crash. UFO Es Ist Hier is director Daniele Grieco's second found footage film, following in footsteps of his recent paranormal horror film, Die Präsenz (2014). His latest film utilizes many of the signature techniques found in Die Präsenz (2014)—disturbing visceral sounds, lots of momentum, and plenty of j...[Read More]
"Hide the Monster" is a found footage film written and directed by Gabe Saenz. The film is presented as case evidence from a police department, stolen by hackers looking to expose government corruption. The story revolves around a young boy named Isaiah (Owen Hurst), whose mother Stephanie (Michelle Hurst) is concerned about her son's odd behavior. Isaiah has been locking himself in his room or the attic, no longer talking to his mom, and scaring the other kids at school. For help, Stephanie calls her friend Thomas (played by the film's writer and director Gabe Saenz), who is working on ...[Read More]
Paranormal Entity is a found footage supernatural horror film written and directed by Shane van Dyke and produced by The Asylum. The film follows a family plagued by an unseen malevolent entity. Independent film company and distributor The Asylum gained notoriety for producing and distributing micro-budget B movies, including a library of mockbusters: similarly titled and themed movies quickly churned out to cash-in on popular films. Previous Asylum mockbusters include Transmorphers (2007) cashing in on Transformers (2007), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes (2011) for Guy Richie’s...[Read More]
“Die Präsenz,” also known as “The Presence,” is a 2015 found footage horror film from Germany. The film is written and directed by Daniele Gieco. Die Präsenz follows a group of three friends who spend several days investigating an uninhabited and supposedly haunted medieval castle. The film opens with an on-screen message indicating that the footage about to be presented is police crime scene evidence discovered at Hohnau Castle in Germany. From here Die Präsenz transitions to Markus (Matthias Dietrich) and his girlfriend Rebecca (Liv Lisa Fries). Markus is driving Rebecca to a surprise ...[Read More]