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CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Cautionary Tale or Sick Exploitation? The Controversial MEGAN IS MISSING

[Warning: Some screenshots below are quite disturbing and not safe for work.] There are many movies, across all genres, that have historically generated controversy and public outcry for tackling topics that seem on the surface to be at cross-purposes with the filmmakers’ intent. Often it’s the same old “art or exploitation?” argument that’s hounded certain […]

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Aliens Attack In This Trailer For “Found Footage” Flick THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT!

I dig alien movies. Sometimes I dig “found footage,” although for the most part, I’m tired of that storytelling “device.” But if done properly, it could be very effective! So, remember the Adam Wingard segment in V/H/S 2? With the eyeball camera? What if you combined that with Jason Eisner’s segment and expanded it to […]

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Found Footage Horror is Not Dead… and These Films Prove It

It may have been a while since feature-length horror films shot in the so-called found footage or mockumentary approach brought home major box-office receipts, especially after the conclusion of the lucrative PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, not to mention lackluster reaction to last year’s BLAIR WITCH reboot and last month’s Ridley Scott-produced PHOENIX FORGOTTEN… although it could […]

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Rare Clips from Hitchcock’s Unmade Found-Footage Project KALEIDOSCOPE

It may come as a surprise that Alfred Hitchcock — one of the world’s most respected filmmakers, widely considered “The Master of Suspense” — sometimes had great difficulty getting a new film project off the ground. Although we all know about his successes (PSYCHO, THE BIRDS, REAR WINDOW, VERTIGO, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, NOTORIOUS, REBECCA, and […]

Real Life Scares 

Watch This “Makeup Tutorial” Video Go Suddenly, Horribly Wrong

Beyond that headline, I don’t think I really need to give you too much setup for this shocking clip — although I do have a detailed (and spoiler-filled) follow-up afterward, which may be enlightening for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. It was originally posted in 2014, and has racked up over six […]

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The Directors We Want to See Make a Found Footage Film

Most fans have gotten over their desire to drop a steaming pile on any film shot in a home video, or handy-cam format. It’s evident at this stage that a new style of film was popularized by Eduardo Sanchez in 1999, and enough young filmmakers jumped at the idea of getting rich and famous with […]

Music Real Life Scares 

Marilyn Manson’s Latest Instagram Videos Are Incredibly Creepy — Even for Him

Yeah, I know — it shouldn’t surprise anyone, myself included, to discover Marilyn Manson’s Instagram isn’t exactly packed with funny cat memes and touchy-feely inspirational quotes (although I must admit that would be kind of amazing). But, it would seem, the infamous shock-rocker — or at least his PR people — has been very busy […]

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Aliens Are Coming In This Trailer For PHOENIX FORGOTTEN!

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty darned tired of the “found footage” sub-genre. Once in a blue moon, someone will come up with a clever way of re-utilizing it as a storytelling tool, but those examples are few and far between. Might this one be an example of a good, scary found […]

Films Scary Fun 

A New Wave of Intelligent Found Footage: 5 Films You Need to See

Although there are a few found footage pictures that predate Eduardo Sanchez’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, it was really Sanchez’s film about a trio of film students who go missing in the Black Hills near Burkittsville, Maryland that launched the found footage sub-genre. In 1999, when THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT was released audiences discovered a […]

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Exclusive Clip: Behind-The-Scenes of BLAIR WITCH!

Last September marked the return of the BLAIR WITCH franchise, and at the helm for the new sequel was the creative team behind THE GUEST, YOU’RE NEXT and A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, director Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. If you missed it, fret not! BLAIR WITCH arrives on Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD […]

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The 3 Long-Lost BLAIR WITCH Films We’d Still Like To See

So it turned out the secretive latest collaboration between director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett originally known as THE WOODS was in actuality a new BLAIR WITCH movie! And despite it doubling its production budget last weekend upon its release, the sequel/reboot didn’t nearly do as well as everyone would have hoped. For myself […]

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No, BLAIR WITCH Did Not Bomb at the Box Office

Is horror dead?! Horror must be dead!! Despite the fact that it’s been an INCREDIBLE summer for horror, both financially and just plain in terms of film quality, the above question is yet again one that’s being tossed around on the internet as if it’s actually a valid one to be asking. Of course, if […]

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Lesser-Known Found Footage Horror Films We Dare You to Watch — Part 2!

After we published our first list of lesser-known horror features from the “found footage” or “mockumentary” horror subgenre, we received an avalanche of feedback from fans and detractors alike. But regardless of which side you choose in this debate, you’ve got to admit folks are passionate about their preferences. I suspect both camps will find their […]