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KingCobain’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I love Anne Hathaway, but clearly not as much as this guy. I will say the best thing about this film is that it’s so hard to distinguish reality from fiction. Of course none of the film is real, but when watching the characters and how they’re filmed in this, it most certainly seems realistic and if someone had not known about this, found a camera on the sidewalk and found this footage, they would probably think it was all real.
The actor / director does an amazing job as being a psychopath. He develops all sorts of traits and irrationalities along the course rod this film and it just becomes more and more hard to watch him interact with women and become a monster. The women in this are fantastic as well, since all of it feels so real.
I really dislike the shaky camera and found footage cinematography. I’ve never really been a fan of that genre and there’s certain movies where it works. It really does work here, making it feel so real, but it’s not handled as well as other found footage films that perfect it like Chronicle or Cloverfield.
This is most definitely a must watch for a spooky unsettling horror night. It could even be packaged up as a joke on friends if they knew nothing about this at first. It’s just a really fucked up terrifying experience, but in a solid, well made way.
Unfortunately, I felt the movie was more disappointing because of a lack of ending. I would have loved to see things get resolved. I felt the female characters, although made for a scary story and haunting watch, made some really dumb decisions in this. It is what it is and the movie was still a good watch, but they just were kind of not smart.