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Bad Ben 6: The Way In (2019) is directed by, written by, and stars Nigel Bach. This film marks the sixth installment of the popular Bad Ben franchise. Nigel Bach is back, reprising his role as the crass Tom Riley. In this installment, Tom Riley is hired by the new owners of the titular house on Steelmanville Road to expunge evil entities that have once again taken hold. Needing the money, Tom Riley reluctantly accepts the assignment, using his prior experiences in the house to get the job done. If you’re new to the Bad Ben series, you can read our Bad Ben Primer section below to catch up...[Read More]
Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) is a South Korean found footage horror film directed by Jung Bum-shik and written by Jung and Park Sang-min. Note that Korean names can be romanized in numerous ways, meaning that different spellings of the cast and crew’s names will appear in various English-language sources. The film (released in Korea as 곤지암) centers on the crew and guests of the paranormal web series Horror News as they investigate an abandoned mental hospital surrounded by rumors of paranormal encounters. Like many films before it, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) has a basis in reality. There...[Read More]
“The Devil’s Toy Box” is a found footage film and horror movie directed by Allen Kellogg and written by Allen Kellogg and Spencer Jay Kim. The film follows a team of paranormal investigators researching the disappearance of five people who went missing in a haunted abandoned asylum five years earlier. This film, released in the UK under the title Out of the Shadows (2017), is the sequel to 7 Nights of Darkness (2011) and the second installment in the 7 Nights of Darkness film franchise. Both films in the series were helmed by Allen Kellog. In a recent interview with Found Foo...[Read More]
“Livescream” is a found footage film and horror movie that was written and directed by Michelle Iannantuono. The film follows an avid gamer and video blogger who unwittingly plays a new online game only to realize that the stakes are real. This film is the feature-length directorial debut of Michelle Iannantuono, who in an interview with Found Footage Critic said that Livescream (2018) was based on her “love and passion for gaming and horror movies.” The film is presented as a recorded online gaming session—a novel approach for a found footage film. Does Livescream (201...[Read More]
“7 Nights of Darkness” is a found footage film and horror movie written and directed by Allen Kellogg. The film follows six reality show contestants who must spend seven nights in an abandoned asylum to collect their share of a one million dollar grand prize. The film was released in 2011, which was a noteworthy year for the found footage genre—no less than fifty-four found footage films were released in 2011, including the found footage classic, Grave Encounters (2011). Allen Kellogg’s 7 Nights of Darkness (2011) was later followed by the sequel, The Devil’s Toybox (20...[Read More]
“Living Among Us” is an American found footage film written and directed by Brian A. Metcalf. The film revolves around a three-person documentary film crew chronicling the day-to-day lives of a vampiric family living in suburban America after vampires have, proverbially speaking, come out of the coffin and admitted their existence to the public. The movie begins with a pastiche of cable news talking heads discussing the emergence of a raging vampire disease. William Sadler’s character Samuel is then introduced as the “sectional leader” of these vampires, and he rebuffs accusations that his bre...[Read More]
“Boots on the Ground” is a 2017 film written and directed by Louis Melville. The story centers on a group of British soldiers torn apart by greed and demonic forces as they try to survive the last night of the Afghan War. Found footage fans should already be familiar with Melville’s work, as he served as a producer on the 2003 feature, The Last Horror Movie ( 2003). Released on DVD as a part of Fangoria’s Gore Zone imprint, The Last Horror Movie ( 2003) has grown to be something of a cult classic over time. Boots on the Ground marks Melville’s second feature as director after...[Read More]
“Man Bites Dog” is a found footage film and mockumentary from France. The film is written and directed by Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, and Benoît Poelvoord, with an additional writing credit for Vincent Tavier. Man Bites Dog follows a film crew shooting a documentary about the life of an active serial killer. This classic horror/comedy is also known under the French title, “C’est arrivé près de chez vous,” which loosely translates to “It Happened in Your Neighborhood.” Filmed in 1992, Man Bites Dog is noteworthy and innovative as a very early adopter (a...[Read More]
“[REC]” is a 2007 found footage horror film from Spain. It is co-directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, with Balagueró and Plaza co-writing the screenplay with Luiso Berdejo. The film follows a TV news reporter conducting a ride-along with the local fire department when a routine call goes horribly wrong. The film opens with TV news reporter Angela and her cameraman Pablo following the goings on at a fire station for a nightly news magazine. All is quiet until a call about an elderly woman trapped inside her apartment. The firemen do not believe the call is urgent. In fact, they don’t even t...[Read More]