1/4 of my upcoming #Halloween viewing. Thought this was underrated and am glad it got a sequel. I'll be watching it in glorious HD but it's nice to have the DVD too. (Thanks, SKY.) Don't know why it has a different name here in the UK. #thehousesoctoberbuilt#horror#foundfootage
[187/365] The Last Exorcism (2010)
I'm constantly asked for recommendations of hidden gems around Halloween and I think this would have to be at the forefront. A preacher who has lost his faith picks up a camera crew to take up one last exorcism and expose the scam that was his profession, only to find that his last project may be beyond his help, possibly because she is possessed, or possibly because she is extremely mentally ill. The movie is carried by the performances of its leads, especially Ashley Bell who is able to come off as sympathetic and lovable, investing you in the things that torment her. It's third act is particularly strong for movies of this kind, and even the ending isn't awful, though a little poorly executed. I've often said that found footage allows for certain movies and premises to shine, and this is one of those examples.
In honor of Halloween month CCD will be posting images from 31 Cool horror movies that many people probably have never seen and need to check out! This is the perfect way to shed some light on these gems... Day #16 - The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)
Another film that doesn’t get the credit it deserves because of a distribution snafu... so many people have never even heard of it. And that’s a shame. Because it is extremely well done!
Back in the 90s a killer is terrorizing the upstate town of Poughkeepsie NY. Lots of weird and seemingly unconnected missing persons and murder cases are happening and no one can figure them out. Until law enforcement discover a cache of tapes, literally 1000s loaded with disturbing footage shot the perpetrator.... can they piece together the information from this sick collection of disturbing evidence?
The scene with the Girl Scouts... that’s all I’ll say!
Two friends set out to travel to the ends of the earth and stumble upon the horrors of vampirism instead. Check out tonight’s found footage film, Afflicted (2013, Derek Lee & Clif Prowse) on Amazon. #31daysofvampires
This is so badass. @annaxmalina made this video using old film material - footage from 1945. Check out her IG for more like this!! PS. I wish I could print this :) // #unvaeljournal#inspiration#foundfootage
#takeitasyouwillhorrorchallenge day 18 - deja vu
For this I've picked the straight to dvd found footage film Episode 50. The entire time I watched the film I felt like I had seen it all before and it wasn't until I re watched grave encounters a couple weeks later that I realised episode 50 is pretty much a straight forward rip off it
I’m such a found footage whore but this film is so fucking good at using the natural minimalism that comes with the genre that no director has really capitalized on as of yet. So damn creepy. I’m spooked in and it’s the middle of the damn day. #foundfootage#horror#october#shocktober#horrormovie
The St. Francisville Experiment (2000)
Found footage movies really seem to divide people and this one is no exception. The St. Francisville Experiment tells the story of a group of amateur ghost hunters who spend the night in a haunted plantation in Louisiana. Over the course of the night, they discover the horrible past of the former owner and the spooky stuff starts happening. It was released less than a year after The Blair Witch project and is clearly riding that movie’s wave of popularity. Blair Witch is even explicitly referenced at one point by a character. Overall, this is not a good movie. There are moments that ruin the illusion of found footage. It is super low budget, the acting is awful and the dialogue is absurd. Finally, it falls into the same traps as the movie it works to mock. That being said, I do think it has some decent scares and tension, especially in the final act. It has more happen on the screen than The Blair Witch Project but it is more subtle than the Paranormal Activity movies. If you like the Blair Witch formula and haunted houses, then this one is for you. Otherwise, it does stand as an interesting piece in the early history of found footage films. If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free.
Horrortober Day 17: Troll Hunter
This is an absolute gem when it comes to foreign films. While both feet aren’t firmly planted in the world of horror, the sheer nature of how serious this film becomes once the full story unfolds is an absolute joy to watch. The fact that this was filmed in a “found footage documentary” style only adds to the authenticity of the characters and the story over all. Would heavily recommend for an adventurous film viewer. 8 colossal trolls out of 10. #trollhunter#horrortober#horror#adventure#foundfootage#documentary#trolls#asylum
This film made me have heart attacks I swear.
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The Houses October Built 2, is a 2017 American found footage horror film and sequel to 2014s The Houses October Built. It’s directed by Bobby Roe and written by Roe and Zack Andrews.
Recovering from the trauma of being kidnapped last Halloween by the Blue Skeleton - a group who take "extreme haunt" to another level - five friend’s decide they must face their fears in order to move on. Heading back out on the road to visit more haunted house attractions, signs of the Blue Skeleton start appearing again and a new terror begins.
The first film was so shit I didn’t think they could make it any worse, I didn’t think they would go out of their way to prove me wrong. This is 100 times worse than the sequel, while the premise for the first one made sense this is just taking the moronic level of the last film and turning it up to 1000. “Hey we were abducted and terrorised by a group of extreme haunted house people. Let’s do it again but get paid this time!” how stupid can you be? The chick is the only one with common sense by refusing, but she soon becomes just as moronic by finally caving. This is just glorified crap. Not to mention the bouncing between found footage and regular cinema shots just ruins the whole point of the movie. Are you found footage or not? Pick one and stick to it. Yay it’s great I can see what’s going on, but it doesn’t mean shit when it’s in conjunction with found footage, it makes no sense. The movie is stupid. The plot is extremely stupid. The characters are morons. And once again they managed to include a fucking titty show. Not to mention the reveal at the end just made me hate this film even more than I already did. We did not need a sequel and if they make another one I’m going to burn any copy I find in a store. This gets a 🔥🎃 flaming jack-o-lantern.
Finally hit the 100 mark! Unfourtunately this is not cause for celebration. Film #100 is The Houses October Built, a 2014 American found footage horror film directed by Bobby Roe in his directorial debut, written by Roe, Zack Andrews and Jason Zada from a story by Roe, Andrews and Jeff Larson.
Five friends are stalked by a group of mysterious and disturbed individuals while on a road trip looking for the ultimate haunted house attraction.
Are you serious? Found footage horror about haunted houses and they still HAD to throw in a bunch of naked women shaking their tits. What the fuck was the point of that? I don’t find strippers in zombie masks scary or productive to the story. Oooh shaky cameras making it impossible to see what’s going on, soooo scary. I hated most of the angles used in this, I hated most of the braindead dialogue exchanged between the characters just to fill time. I was open to giving this a chance but ended up just bored for most of it. But then it pissed me off by throwing in a bunch of silicone tits. The worst thing about this movie is that it is so clear early on they are being stalked by psychos and not for a second do they consider cancelling the trip and going home. Even when things get worse, and the girl is nearly assaulted, they still want to go to the creepiest house and she’s told to just relax. These people are morons. Absolute waste of my time, it has some creepy moments but is not scary and ruins the movie with its stupidity. 0.5/5.
The Podcast Under the Stairs Presents Baz v Halloween 2017 Episode 4.
Join your host Duncan Under The Stairs discussing all things Horror on The Podcast Under the Stairs.� Season 4 of Baz v Halloween is upon us and for the next 5 episodes we will bring you the ultimate battle of wills!! Can The Baz finally put this competition to bed and claim the throne of horror genre conquerer or does October still hold some aces up it's sleeve?� This fourth year sees a slight change to the format with the first movie of each episode being suggested by the listeners and the main feature picked by Duncan. Can the Baz survive year 4 of Baz v Halloween, will the listeners get more scares from the Baz than Duncan or will Duncan prove once and for all his place as master Baz tormentor?� Episode four covers listener pick Funny Games (1997) and Duncan's choice Capture Kill Release (2017)
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Day 16 of #31daysofhorror goes to #AsAboveSoBelow Someone mentioned earlier how they loved found footage flicks and it got me thinking about my favorite and I’d have to go with this movie. I loved it. I loved how they incorporated alchemy into it and of course the Catacombs are terrifying! This film gives you anxiety as you tell them to move faster, has jump scares and plays on your phobias. What’s your favorite found footage flick? #31daysofhalloween#foundfootage
For Day 16 of our #31DaysofHorror , our writer Argalin Darkscars reviews the found footage film, Willow Creek. Willow Creek is also the first horror film directed by @bobcatgoldthwait Read more here!