Film bits and bobs

The Atticus Institute (2015)

Review first published by TwitchFilm Straddling the grey area between found footage and faux documentary, The Atticus Institute purports to investigate the events leading to the sudden closure of an underfunded centre … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Creep (2014)

Review first published by Filmland Empire “At the end of the day, this is going to be normal,” declares Josef (Mark Duplass), embracing Aaron (Patrick Brice), whom he has only … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Expedition (2014)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Over the passing decade or so, ‘found footage’ has, much like the post-Romero, post-9/11 zombie, earned itself something of a bad rep amongst horror … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Den (2014)

Review first published by FilmDivider Restricting its point of view to the numerous minicams installed in an isolated house serving as a set for a reality show, Marc Evans‘ My … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Earth to Echo (2013)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, August 2014 Synopsis: Nevada, a year ago. With the construction of a new freeway due to break up their community and their friendship, … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Willow Creek (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Willow Creek is a film of two tightly interwoven halves. It begins with amateur documentarian/Bigfoot believer Jim (Bryce Johnson) and his sceptical actress girlfriend … Continue reading

May 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Borderlands (2013)

Review first published by FilmDivider The cocky audiovisual technican Gray (Robin Hill), has asked a local villager for directions to the parish church where he has work to do, and … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Devil’s Due (2014)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, March 2014 Synopsis: New Orleans, 2013. Police interview Zach McCall. Ten months earlier, after the last drunken night of a Dominican Republic honeymoon … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Banshee Chapter (2013)

Review first published by Grolsch FilmWorks Given that the last FrightFest title to feature banshees was 2010’s dull Raimi ripoff Damned By Dawn, the title alone of The Banshee Chapter might … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill (2013)

First published by Grolsch FilmWorks In this film’s title, the word ‘Diaries’ evokes the signature video-journal style of Michael Bartlett and Kevin Gates’ debut features The Zombie Diaries (2006) and … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment


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