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Hannah Norby is a writer and long-time horror fan. She also has a taste for exploitation films and movies that are so-bad-they’re-good. Some of her favorite found footage movies include Paranormal Activity 2 and As Above, So Below.She is currently pursuing an associate degree in humanities.


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The Triangle (2016) Review

"The Triangle" is a found footage horror film written and directed by David Blair, Nathaniel Peterson, Adam Pitman, Andrew Rizzo, and Adam Stilwell. The ensemble crew wears multiple hats, serving in various roles as actors, editors, and cinematographers. The film follows a documentary crew who investigate the inner workings of a commune set in the New Mexico desert. The five writer/directors wo...


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Archivo 253 (2015) Review

"Archivo 253" (Archive 253) is a found footage horror film from Mexico directed by Abe Rosenberg and written by Rosenberg and Joseph Hemsani. The film follows a group of young paranormal investigators who break into an abandoned psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted. Achivo 253 is the first, and to date only, feature length film from either Rosenberg or Hemsani. The two filmmakers ...


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Children of Sorrow (2012) Review

“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 h...

Interview with O. Unilateralis (2016) Director Michelle Nessk

Found Footage Critic recently sat down via Skype with writer/director/actor/indie horror auteur Michelle Nessk, who wrote, directed, and starred in the upcoming found footage horror film O. Unilateralis (2016).  Proudly based in Seattle, Nessk has been working in the industry since 2007, including as a talented special effects artist, having studied under the legendary Cleve Hall. In addition to w...


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Paranormal Entity (2009) Review

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 ...


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Welcome to the Jungle (2007) Review

Welcome to the Jungle is a found footage horror film written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. The film is a nostalgic callback to the cannibal exploitation subgenre of the 1970s and 1980s, with a modern setting. Welcome to the Jungle follows in the footsteps of Cannibal Holocaust (1980), as well as the larger cannibal exploitation subgenre the film is a part of—including movies such as Canni...

What We Do in the Shadows Spinoff Coming to TV

The found footage horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows will be coming to television with the spinoff Paranormal Events Response Unit. The 2014 film, created by Kiwi writer-directors  Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement, revolved around a group of centuries-old vampires sharing a flat in modern Wellington. The spinoff will be a police procedural starring two cops who appeared briefly in Shadows, ...


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What We Do In The Shadows (2014) Review

What We Do in the Shadows is a found footage horror comedy co-written and -directed by Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi. The film was preceded by a much rougher half-hour short film What We Do in the Shadows: Interviews with Some Vampires, featuring much of the same cast and some of the same scenes. Viago (Waititi), Vladislav (Clement), Deacon (Jonny Brugh) and Petyr (Ben Fransham) are four v...


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Mockingbird (2014) Review

MOCKINGBIRD is a found footage horror film written and directed by Bryan Bertino and produced by Blumhouse Productions. The story opens with a man, a woman, and a married couple all receiving an anonymous gift-wrapped boxes containing a video camera, along with notes telling them to “Keep Filming.” These "gifts" are followed by additional increasingly unsettling packages. The recipients soon reali...


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O. Unilateralis (2016) Review

O. UNILATERALIS is a found footage horror movie written and directed by Michelle Nessk, co-written and directed by Bruce H. Bosley, and starring Michelle Nessk, Danial Fields, and Bruce H. Bosley Lifelong best friends Keith and Troy head off for a weekend in a cabin, joined by Keith's classmate, the sheltered and religious Abby. Rowdy and sex-obsessed Troy insists on filming the journey. As the...


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The Sacrament (2013) Review

"The Sacrament" is a found footage horror film written and directed by Ti West that is based on the real-life Jonestown cult massacre. Patrick (Kentucker Audley), a young photographer, is approached by Sam (A.J. Bowen), a fictional reporter with the actual alternative news service VICE. Patrick has received a cryptic letter from his sister, a former addict now living with a secretive religious gro...


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Creep (2014) Review

CREEP is a found footage psychological horror film directed by Patrick Brice and co-written by both Brice and co-star Mark Duplass. The title of the film provides a basic description of the plot. Young videographer Aaron (Patrick Brice) is hired by Josef (Mark Duplass) who claims to be dying of cancer and wishes to record a video diary for his unborn child. However, it soon becomes clear that Jose...

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