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“[REC]” is a 2007 found footage horror film from Spain. It is co-directed by Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, with Balagueró and Plaza co-writing the screenplay with Luiso Berdejo. The film follows a TV news reporter conducting a ride-along with the local fire department when a routine call goes horribly wrong. The film opens with TV news reporter Angela and her cameraman Pablo following the goings on at a fire station for a nightly news magazine. All is quiet until a call about an elderly woman trapped inside her apartment. The firemen do not believe the call is urgent. In fact, they don’t even t...[Read More]
“Unlisted Owner” is a found footage film directed by Jed Brian and written by Jed Brian and Tyler Landers. The film is presented as a compilation of police video evidence revealing the horrific events leading up to what is commonly known as the Owner Killings. This film marks the directorial debut of Jed Brian as well as the acting debut for each of the ensemble cast. As is frequently the case with micro-budget found footage films, filmmakers are inspired (often out of necessity) to use local talent, leverage local resources, and tap into their creativity to come up with solutions ...[Read More]
Creep 2 is a found footage horror film directed by Patrick Brice and written by Brice and Mark Duplass. The film is the second film in the Creep trilogy and sequel to Creep (2014), also directed by Brice and written by him and Duplass. Duplass reprises his role as the titular “creep,” a serial killer who stalks and murders his victims, making sure to capture every moment on film. Duplass is a writer, director, actor, and producer with numerous credits in film and television. He and his brother Jay Duplass head the production company Duplass Brothers Productions, responsible for critically resp...[Read More]
“The Last Witch” is a found footage film from Spain that is written and directed by Carlos Almón Muñoz. The film follows three friends shooting a documentary about a woman convicted of witchcraft during the Terrassa witch trials that took place in the year 1619, exactly 400 years ago. Director Carlos Almón Muñoz based The Last Witch on actual local Spanish history. In the early 1600s, the small town of Terressa, Spain, was the victim of a poor economy and inclement weather spanning several years. The townsfolk blamed witches as the cause for the town’s bad luck. To avoid wide...[Read More]
“The Faith Community” is a found footage film directed by Faith Johnson and written by Faith Johnson and Robert A. Trezza. The film follows a group of three students who find themselves entangled in a religious cult out in the wilderness. Although a fictional story, The Faith Community set the Internet ablaze with faux propaganda videos. The filmmakers even launched a fake website for camp Nazareth with aged posts dating back three years before the release of the film. The film’s IMDB page finally cemented the truth fictional nature of The Faith Community. The film opens with...[Read More]
“Leaving D.C.” is a found footage horror movie directed by, written by, and starring Josh Criss. The film follows a Washington D.C. resident who moves to an isolated house in rural West Virginia, only to find that he is not alone. The film opens with self-employed contractor Mark Klein driving to his new home in the woods of West Virginia. As part of his daily routine, Mark posts a video blog intended for his friends in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) support group he left behind in the city. These video blogs comprise most of the footage in Leaving D.C. Days after moving i...[Read More]
“The Houses October Built 2” is a found footage horror film directed by Bobby Roe and Written by Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe. The film is the long-awaited sequel to the wildly popular The Houses October Built (2014). The first installment of the franchise is destined to be a found footage cult classic. Does the sequel live up to the lore built by the first film? Let’s find out! As we often point out in the pages of Found Footage Critic, there are not many Halloween themed found footage films. The titles that often come to mind include the classic UK film Ghostwatch (1992), the US-born haunted h...[Read More]
“The Blackwell Ghost” is a found footage film and mockumentary that was written, directed, and acted by an anonymous cast and crew. The film is presented as a documentary shot by an unnamed Hollywood filmmaker turned ghost hunter who investigates an allegedly haunted house. Consequently, The Blackwell Ghost shares the same (unknown) lead actor as in The Phoenix Tapes ’97 (2016). For those found footage fans who believe that the The Phoenix Tapes ’97 (2016) is authentic found footage, we can say unequivocally that either both of these films are works of fiction, or the u...[Read More]
“#FromJennifer” is a found footage horror movie, comedy, and Hollywood satire written and directed by Frank Merle. The film is the third installment of the “Jennifer” horror movie franchise. In this latest film, a woman named Jennifer was recently exploited by her ex-boyfriend and sets out on a mission to get revenge on “crappy boyfriends.” The Jennifer Franchise is the brainchild of James Cullen Bressack, who wrote and directed the first Jennifer film, To Jennifer (2014). The inaugural film follows a man obsessed with his ex-girlfriend Jennifer. Hunter John...[Read More]