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"Sorgoi Prakov, My European Dream" is a found-footage film directed by Rafael Cherkaski, following the model of a documentary in the process of being made. It concerns a television cameraman named Sorgoi Prakov (played by Cherkaski) from Sdorvie, a fictional small country on the border of Russia, who’s travelling through Europe with hand-held cameras to make a "tourist" travelogue for his TV station back home about the supposed "European Dream" (which is akin to the "American Dream"). The film is told entirely from the point of view of Sorgoi Prakov's cameras, one mounted on his head and an...[Read More]
“Encounters” is a found footage horror/sci-fi film out of Denmark that is written and directed by Anders Bukh. The film follows a film crew who travel to the forests of northern Sweden to shoot a horror movie, but their production takes a decidedly bad turn when they encounter an off worldly presence. Like so many found footage films before it, Encounters opens with an onscreen message describing the genesis of the footage we’re about to see: “On November 26, 2011, a film crew was reported missing in northern Sweden. After 10 days, the Swedish police called off the search. A year later, ...[Read More]
"Extinction: Jurassic Predators" (aka Extinction) is a found footage film released in 2014, directed by Adam Spinks and written by Adam Spinks and Ben Loyd-Holmes. The film follows a documentary crew who fly to the Amazon rainforest in Peru to make a documentary on research performed by a scientist studying endangered species. The film starts with an onscreen message: “The footage you are about to see was recorded during the expedition of the Amazon. The footage has been assembled as per the camera timecode. The footage has not been altered and after extensive testing has been considere...[Read More]
“Shallow Creek Cult” is a found footage film released in 2009 and written and directed by King Jeff. Although the film is billed as an “Action, Horror, Thriller”, Shallow Creek Cult plays out as a very mild horror film infused with intentionally campy comedic elements – in this regard, the film succeeds on many levels. Before starting this review let us say that this film was rather difficult come by, after having searched many of the normal channels for streaming and hardcopy DVDs, we came up empty. By happenstance, the writer/director King Jeff took notice of our coverage of Shallow Creek Cu...[Read More]
“Crowsnest” is a found footage horror film directed by Brenton Spencer and written by John Sheppard. The film follows five friends who get lost during a weekend getaway and are attacked by a mysterious RV that tries to run them off the road. Crowsnest opens with Justin (Victor Zinck Jr.) who is having fun recording footage out his apartment window with a new camcorder he just received as a birthday gift from his girlfriend Brooke (Mittita Barber). Soon thereafter, two friends Amanda (Chelsey Reist) and Kirk (Aslam Husain) drop by Justin’s apartment to help celebrate his birthday and discuss...[Read More]
“House with 100 Eyes” is a found footage horror film written by Jim Roof and directed by Jay Lee and Jim Roof. The film follows a disturbed couple who lure unsuspecting victims into their home to serve as unwitting stars for their self-produced snuff films. House with 100 Eyes ranks among the more gruesome titles within the found footage genre, but manages to infuse a healthy dose of humor in the process, adding much needed levity between the more violent moments in the film. In a genre filled with torture porn, House with 100 Eyes differentiates itself by dedicating a healthy amount of tim...[Read More]
"Hunting the Legend" is a found footage horror film released in 2014 and written and directed by Justin Steeley. The film follows the son of a deer hunter who is seeking revenge on the creature that killed his father five years earlier. The film opens with a montage of 911 calls and old footage of interviews with individuals describing Bigfoot sightings. Next an onscreen message displays, "For centuries, there have been reports of an alleged bipedal ape-like creature inhabiting the forests of our planet. . . There have been a few documented cases where a violent encounter with these mysteri...[Read More]
“Nightmare Code” is a sci-fi/horror found footage film written and directed by Mark Netter. The film is shot entirely from the perspective of an artificial intelligence system spying on its programmers via surveillance cameras in the corporate headquarters where the AI was created. The film opens with surveillance footage of the corporate headquarters of Opt-Dex, a small high-tech startup company involved in developing an artificial intelligence system. Through surveillance footage, we see the lead developer at Opt-Dex, Foster Cotton (played by Googy Gress), on a killing spree, slaughtering...[Read More]
Europa Report is a sci-fi/thriller found footage film produced in 2013, directed by Sebastián Cordero, and written by Philip Gelatt. The film follows an international crew of astronauts on a privately funded mission to search for life on Europa, Jupiter’s fourth largest moon. Europa Report opens with the onscreen message “The Europa One Mission was the first attempt to send men and women into deep space.” What follows is a montage of crew video recordings from numerous fixed surveillance cameras on-board the Europa One spacecraft which include routine reports, conversations, and video diari...[Read More]
REEL is a found footage horror film written and directed by the mysteriously named SlasherVictim666. Adding to the intrigue, REEL features “real life” found footage video critic Todd Smith, who you can find on YouTube (search for “Todd Smith Found Footage”). In REEL, Todd Smith is the subject of obsession for deranged stalker and anti-hero SlasherVictim666. This film is no walk in the park, as the horror elements and gore ramp up to levels that are reminiscent of the found footage films House with 100 Eyes (2013) and the “August Underground” series. REEL follows the parallel lives of the tw...[Read More]