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“The Houses October Built 2” is a found footage horror film directed by Bobby Roe and Written by Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe. The film is the long-awaited sequel to the wildly popular The Houses October Built (2014). The first installment of the franchise is destined to be a found footage cult classic. Does the sequel live up to the lore built by the first film? Let’s find out! As we often point out in the pages of Found Footage Critic, there are not many Halloween themed found footage films. The titles that often come to mind include the classic UK film Ghostwatch (1992), the US-born haunted h...[Read More]
“The Blackwell Ghost” is a found footage film and mockumentary that was written, directed, and acted by an anonymous cast and crew. The film is presented as a documentary shot by an unnamed Hollywood filmmaker turned ghost hunter who investigates an allegedly haunted house. Consequently, The Blackwell Ghost shares the same (unknown) lead actor as in The Phoenix Tapes ’97 (2016). For those found footage fans who believe that the The Phoenix Tapes ’97 (2016) is authentic found footage, we can say unequivocally that either both of these films are works of fiction, or the u...[Read More]
“#FromJennifer” is a found footage horror movie, comedy, and Hollywood satire written and directed by Frank Merle. The film is the third installment of the “Jennifer” horror movie franchise. In this latest film, a woman named Jennifer was recently exploited by her ex-boyfriend and sets out on a mission to get revenge on “crappy boyfriends.” The Jennifer Franchise is the brainchild of James Cullen Bressack, who wrote and directed the first Jennifer film, To Jennifer (2014). The inaugural film follows a man obsessed with his ex-girlfriend Jennifer. Hunter John...[Read More]
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 created the YouTube series Lost Trailer Park: Never Coming Attractions (2010), a collection of fake grindhouse-style trailers. The project was an early collaboration between many of the future cast and cre...[Read More]
The Monster Project is a found footage film directed by Victor Mathieu and written by Corbin Billings, Shariya Lynn, and Victor Mathieu. The film follows four friends who set out to create a reality based show proving that monsters are real by interviewing people who claim to be real life monsters themselves. The Monster Project is one of several recent found footage films distributed by Epic Pictures Group. The well-regarded distributor also released the found footage horror movies Jeruzalem (2015) and The Dark Tapes (2016). Epic Picture Group's recent interest in found footage films is a ...[Read More]
"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 her crew report live from the home of a divorced mother and her two children. The family claims that their home is haunted by a poltergeist the children have named Pipes. In the BBC studio, host Micha...[Read More]
"The Houses October Built" is a found footage horror movie directed by Bobby Roe and written by Bobby Roe and Zack Andrew. The film follows a group of five friends who search the country for the most extreme haunted house. When horror fans think of found footage and Halloween, not many film titles come to mind. The found footage genre falls woefully short of films covering what is arguably the most horror-centric time of year. Of the plethora of found footage films, the two Halloween themed behemoths are The Houses October Built and Hell House LLC (2015). Director Bobby Roe created a tru...[Read More]
"Murder in the Heartland: The Search for Video X" is a found footage film and mockumentary directed by James D. Mortellaro and written by Steve Longmuir and James D. Mortellaro. The film is shot in the documentary format and follows a film crew investigating the infamous serial killers Dwayne and Darla-Jean. This hyper-realistic mockumentary is a companion film to Video X: The Dwayne and Darla-Jean Story (2007). Both films present the same subject matter, but different perspectives. While Murder in the Heartland: The Search for Video X follows a documentary approach, Video X: The Dwayne and...[Read More]