Tag Archives: Found Footage

Film Review: Paranormal Activity (2007) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherstone and Micah Sloat

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

The Blair Witch Project paved the way for found footage horror back in 1999, with it’s slick ad campaign and it’s unseen level of tension brought on by unknown actors. Fast forward to 2007, Oren Peli creates his own terrifying vision. Two years later, Paramount Pictures sees the potential and starts a campaign to get people interested. It worked, and what followed became one of the most successful horror franchises of all time. With the release of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension today (Which isn’t playing in my town, so I can’t review it), I thought we’d look back and see what made this first film so special.

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Film Review: La Casa Muda (2010) HorrorAthon 3

La-casa-muda_posterDirected by: Gustavo Hernandez

Starring: Florencia Colucci

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham

Don’t you love movies that make you grip the edge of your seat? Leave you breathless sometimes? You do? Okay, one more question. Don’t you hate it when a movie falls apart at the end? Me too.

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Film Review: The Gallows (2015) HorrorAthon 3

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Directed by: Travis Cluff

Starring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown and Ryan Shoos

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

Do you have school spirit? Neither do I, but some folks do, but in this case, this High School has a real one. His name is Charlie, and one day, 20 years ago, he died during a stage production of “The Gallows” after a prop noose goes haywire and literally hangs him on stage. Now, the school plans on doing the show once more to honor him, but the high school jocks Reese and Ryan (Played by Reese Mishler and Ryan Shoos) are not having any of that. Does the ghost let the show go on? Or do the jocks get their way and cancel the show? I kinda wish they got it cancelled…

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Film Review: The Visit (2015)

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Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

Starring: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan

Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)

M. Night Shyamalan. A name that used to strike fear in the hearts of movie goers for an entirely different reason than now. His films used to pack one hell of a punch, instead of causing innocent movie goers to pull their hair out in frustration. In his latest attempt to pick his career back up, he strips down the horror experience and really focuses on the story. How did it work out? Let’s dive into The Visit and find out.

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HORRORATHON Film Review: The Houses October Built (2014)

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Starring: Brandy Schaefer, Zach Andrews, Bobby Roe

Directed by: Bobby Roe

Reviewed by: Phantomhour (Brendan Graham)

Every October, Millions of people from all over the world visit haunted attractions in order to find the perfect scare. Everyone is looking for a bigger, better and more realistic scare, and so every year haunts come up with new ways to horrify. What happens when a haunt goes too far?

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HORRORATHON Film Review: V/H/S 2 (2013)

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Reviewed by: Phantomhour (Brendan Graham)

Yesterday, our very own CinematiChris, posted his review of V/H/S, so I figured we’d continue with the next part of the series. How does it rate the second time around? Are the shorts better? Let’s dive in and see.

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HORRORATHON Film Review: V/H/S (2012)

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So tonight I finally got to see V/H/S, with my good friend BG. And what did I think? I shall tell you, dear reader. In my honest opinion, it’s unfair to judge the film as a whole, seeing as the separate pieces vary in strength. So, here, in filmic order, in my best approximations, are the pieces.

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