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Lovely Molly (2012)

First published by Little White Lies When Lovely Molly opens with time-coded home video footage of the distraught heroine of the title (newcomer Gretchen Lodge) declaring to camera, “Whatever happened, … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cloverfield (2008)

First published by musicOMH In a Manhattan apartment, Jason Hawkins (Mike Vogel) and his fiancée Lily (Jessica Lucas) are throwing a surprise going-away party for Jason’s brother Rob (Michael Stahl-David). … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Review first published by Little White Lies in 2011, when Shameless Screen Entertainment released their Blu-ray (and DVD) of the film After aerials of the Amazonian rain forest play out in montage over … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

JeruZalem (2015)

First published by TwitchFilm.com In Marc Forster’s World War Z (2013), the Jerusalem sequence – which was in fact not even shot in Jerusalem – offered a clumsily Islamophobic allegory of local … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Visit (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow There is a scene early in The Visit where 15-year-old Rebecca (Olivia DeJonge) and her 13-year-old brother Tyler (Ed Oxenbould), as they are driven through a small town … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ratter (2015)

Longer version of piece published by Sight & Sound as part of coverage of the Cult programme at the London Film Festival 2015   The masked killer and the point-of-view shot … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gallows (2015)

First published by TheHorrorShow In 1993, amateur footage videotaped by a parent at a school production of a play (‘The Gallows’) captures the male lead, Charlie Grimille, being hanged on … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hate Crime (2013)

First published by TheHorrorShow “Today’s a special day isn’t it?… Is it Hannukah?…Could it be Passover?” Middle-aged, middle-class Dan (Greg Depetro) is videoing the family birthday party of his youngest … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sinister (2012)

First published by Little White Lies Just when you think the whole shakicam subgenre has come to its natural end, ‘found footage’ finds a way to haunt its viewers (both … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Woods Movie (2015)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks “A horror film shot largely in Hi-8, with the protagonist off camera 80% of the time, and eight minutes of trees – that’s our movie!” … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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