a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
The First Real Ghost Story.
A team of parapsychologists sets out to investigate a series of anomalous phenomena taking place in a newly occupied apartment. Telephone calls with no caller, mysterious shadows, extraordinary light emissions, flying objects, and exploding light bulbs are some of the events they will face while recording their every step with state-of-the-art technology. Using infrared filming, digital photography, psychophonic recordings, movement detectors, and magnetic field alteration meters, the group’s attempts to contact the “other side” will grow increasingly dangerous as they near a point of no return.
Ah, now, let's see, a found footage film.
- annoying shaky camera work? _________check
- footage that makes absolutely no sense? _________check
- one or two scenes that are rather scary that betray a creativity they should have tapped into more often but sadly didn't? _________check
- you uttering at least twice: "Now why the hell are they still filming?" _______check
A decently acted wasteland of missed opportunities.
Not had a film consistently give me this many goosebumps for a while. I think I'm slightly susceptible to this kind of film. It's why I'll always defend 'found footage' because if it works on you, it really works. I guess I'm one of the (un)lucky ones.
There are Paranormal Activity saga tricks aplenty here, so I can't really commend it too much on originality. But the scares are really great. The plot is mostly unremarkable (a team of parapsychologists set up camp in a house/apartment) but there are one or two surprises in amongst the chaotic chills.
Hoop-Tober 2 - Film #1
Here's the thing with Apartment 143, it's a disappointing found-footage horror film. I'm not the biggest fan of found-footage movies but I like a few of them so I give them a try with an open mind. This one was actually alright but it doesn't have a lot of scary scenes, that's why it's a disappointing horror film. When the scares do however come they were actually good but there weren't enough. When the scary scenes aren't happening we get paranormal investigators fixing up things and talking to the family about what everything is. It can get quite boring and for a 80 minute movie it shouldn't have down time but it does. However I…
When will found-footage filmmakers realize that rambunctious furniture is not scary.
At a concise 80 minutes you wouldn't expect a lot of setup. And so it is, like you're thrown into the middle of a random haunted house story. We meet these ghost hunters, albeit with a welcome change that they're following a scientific yet unsceptical approach. Unfortunately we're treated to all these different kind of cameras and sound recordings and stroboscopic light effects we already met in previous movies, and the pace at which they come along almost make them as gimmicks or elements to show something creepy.
The odd thing about this is that not the scares will be remembered, they're too generic for that, but it's the backstory about grief and guilt which is compelling in combination with the aforementioned approach, which ensures this is playing in a different league than the classical hauntings.
Apartment 143 is a perfectly functional haunted house (or haunted apartment to be pedantic) tale that would obviously be far more rewarding if we hadn't seen it all before in the likes of Paranormal Activity and Grave Encounters. The faux documentary technique is well utilised, albeit more a budgetry necessity than a dramatic narrative tool I'd imagine. Still, this affords the opportunity for plenty of pernicious poltergeist and possession setpieces and a couple of genuinely well constructed scares, not least of which the very final shot which is a cracker.
This was so boring and not scary at all.
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“Who killed you?”
I forgot that yesterday was Cinco De Mayo, so here’s a Spanish movie. I know, it’s not the most Latino film I could review. But Netflix says that it’s Spanish & that’s good enough for me. Think of it as my Sies De Mayo present!
A family of 3 believe that the ghost of their dead mother is haunting them. So the father hires a paranormal investigation crew to investigate the house. They soon learn that not…
Whenever this is recommended to me or I see a trailer, I realize i saw it and forgot about it, this happens too many times.
It's like a student film where they remade everything ever been done before, only badly. Only enjoyable if drunk, but even that probably won't help it improve.
This movie had a unique feel and technique. It is just another ghost hunting movie on the surface, but the research into the incidents reveals something else. A Spanish film done in English. It had a gray, dingy look with some effects being a little on the corny side. Michael O'Keefe is a good actor and I feel he should be in larger pictures with more A class roles. I think he can pull it off. He plays an emotionless parapsychologist that studies strange goings on, with his team, in an apartment. Kai Lennox plays the father of the family being tormented. I think he did a good job portraying a nervous, scared, desperate widower. If you've seen other ghost…
Spent the majority of this pondering whether Kai Lennox was actually Charlie Day..
4.8/10 - Mr Pink
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Mira que adoro a Rodrigo Cortés, pero...
Hi. I'm a 19 years old girl and I'm addicted to horror movies.
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A list of (most of) the horror films I've watched.