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Found Footage Film Reviews

Found Footage Film Reviews

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Atrocious (2010) Review

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909 Experiment (2000) Review

"909 Experiment" is a found footage paranormal horror film and mockumentary written and directed by Wayne A. Smith. The film follows two graduate students who are paid $300 to spend 72 hours in a haunted house and record any paranormal activity as part of an ongoing research study. The details behind the making and production of 909 Experiment are shrouded in as much mystery as the subject matter of the film itself. 909 Experiment was never publicly released. Found Footage Critic has made a diligent effort to contact the director, actors, or anyone affiliated with the original production, b...[Read More]

6.2

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The Rake (2011) Review

"The Rake" is a found footage short film written and directed by Kenneth Collins that delves into the Rake, a legendary creature that is now an integral part of the Slender Man mythos. The film follows three friends who head deep into the forests of Washington state only to discover that they are being stalked by an unseen predator. The Rake owes it's existence to a creepypasta meme of unknown authorship. Since the creature made its inaugural appearance in the original April 29, 2009 post, subsequent fan contributions tied the creature to the Slender Man universe. In the years that followed...[Read More]

8.2

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The Phoenix Incident (2015) Review

"The Phoenix Indecent" is a found footage film and mockumentary written and directed by Keith Arem. The film is structured as a documentary investigation of the events leading up to and following the disappearance of four campers on March 14, 1997, the date of the famous Phoenix Lights incident. This film is the first of three found footage features created about the Phoenix Lights incident in as many years. In 2015, The Phoenix Incident had its theatrical release. In 2016, The Phoenix Tapes' 97 (2016) was released. In 2017 a third found footage treatment of the event is due out called Phoe...[Read More]

6.3

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Basement (2011) Review

"Basement" is a found footage film from Germany that is written and directed by and starring Thomas Grieser (a.k.a. Tom Maurader). The film is shot with spoken German and English subtitles. Basement follows a man pushed to the brink of insanity by a paranormal force in his basement that taunts him day and night. Director Thomas Grieser is a diehard found footage fan, so much so that he has a German language found footage film review channel (DVDMadness2010) on YouTube. Basement is Thomas Grieser's feature film directorial debut, with a second found footage film, Pestilenz (2018), in product...[Read More]

6.8

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The Phoenix Tapes ’97 (2016) Review

"The Phoenix Tapes '97" is a found footage sci-fi/horror film with an anonymous writer, director, and cast. The film follows four friends on a weekend getaway who find themselves at the epicenter of what is now known as the "Phoenix Lights" incident. The Phoenix Lights incident is an actual mass UFO sighting that took place in the Phoenix, Arizona region on March 13, 1997. The film's complete lack of named credits is most assuredly part of the production's marketing strategy to further the film's illusion as actual found footage. The Phoenix Tapes '97 goes so far as to forgo any opening tit...[Read More]

5.2

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VooDoo (2017) Review

"VooDoo" is a found footage horror film written and directed by Tom Costabile. The film follows a young woman from New Orleans who visits her cousin in Los Angeles when her getaway literally turns into the vacation from hell. VooDoo starts with a cold open of a woman holding a video camera who is later revealed to be a voodoo priestess. She approaches a mother and child playing in a local park and unceremoniously kills the mother and kidnaps the child whom she sacrifices in gruesome a satanic ritual. From here, the film rolls through an opening credit sequence and transitions to the main...[Read More]

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Exists (2014) Review

"Exists" is a found footage horror film directed by Eduardo Sánchez and written by Jamie Nash. The film follows a group of friends who spend a weekend in a cabin in the remote Texas woods to party and film extreme-biking—until they have a run-in with Bigfoot. Eduardo Sánchez and Jamie Nash are no strangers to the found footage genre. Eduardo Sánchez is perhaps best known as the co-creator or The Blair Witch Project (1999). Eduardo Sánchez and Jamie Nash worked together on the found footage projects ParaAbnormal (2009), V/H/S/2 (2013), "A Ride in the Park" segment, and Four Corners of Fear (...[Read More]

8.8

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As Above, So Below (2014) Review

"As Above, So Below" is a found footage film directed by John Erick Dowdle, who also wrote the screenplay along with his brother Drew Dowdle. The movie chronicles young polymath Scarlett Marlowe (Perdita Weeks) in her search for the Philosopher's Stone, an artifact fabled to have powerful alchemical properties and the ability to grant eternal life. The director/writer team of John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle are no strangers to the found footage genre. The Dowdle brothers are responsible for creating two pivotal films in the found footage genre, the disturbing and eerie The Poughkeepsie Ta...[Read More]

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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 house once stood. The film then cuts to the team of investigators: veteran paranormal investigators Robbie (Matthew Temple) and Mike (James Arthur Lewis), their assistant Lena (Rachel Riley), cameraman Ga...[Read More]

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