Horror movies: very good
Found footage horror movies: extremely good
An early attempt at the screen horror subgenre of found footage from the wild west era of the post-Blair Witch Project years, when every amateur with inspiration sought to adopt the concept for themselves. "The Collingswood Story" has a very low-budget student film vibe to it, and there's no question that it drags you out of the experience. But it also has a genuine heart to it, and in its sincerity it managed to foreshadow a lot of later works…
A swing and a miss. "The Outwaters" has a handful of interesting ideas, but fails to execute them meaningfully. They didn't really seem to have any plan as to how to effectively place their story within a found footage format, which leads to lots of amateur inconsistencies that break the immersion. Perhaps the worst choice here is the sound mixing- not something I usually complain about, but it sticks out here. There's an attempt to create a soundtrack for the…
"Hi everybody and welcome to Top Gun: Maverick," Tom Cruise tells audiences in a brief pre-movie introduction. "...Our incredible cast and crew worked very hard to bring you the most immersive and authentic film experience we could. There's real F-18s, real Gs, real speed..."
"Top Gun: Maverick" is a movie where our heroes are trying to start World War III. The US military is selecting pilots for a bombing run over an Iranian nuclear facility near completion, one which was built "in…
"Evil Things" works brilliantly for the exact reason that most of the few people who have seen it dislike it: much of the film comes off as boring. That's because "Evil Things" is not a horror movie.
This is not a horror movie. This is a VHS tape which was anonymously mailed to the FBI in 2009, with no context except a handwritten title, "Evil Things."
This is not a horror movie. This is Leo, a college student, filming his…