Blair Witch – Review

If you happen to be a fan of Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 found-footage horror The Blair Witch Project, then Adam Wingard’s sequel/reboot Blair Witch will feel very familiar. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Blair Witch follows the same beats as its predecessor, as James (the brother of Heather Donahue from The Blair Witch […]

Blair Witch – Trailer

Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez’s 1999 movie The Blair Witch Project was an aberration–a successful one, but an aberration nonetheless–that has DNA that leads not only to low-budget horror features like the Paranormal Activity movies but an entire studio, Blumhouse Pictures, built on the model. And a very successful model it is.  The last movie in Blumhouse’s Purge trilogy […]

10 Cloverfield Lane – Official Trailer #1

original Cloverfield trailer Can we just accept that found footage movies, as a sub-genre, are for the most part indescribably lame (The Blair Witch Project gets a pass because it was the first, and who doesn’t like shiny new toys)? Most movies, especially genre-favorites like science fiction and horror (and increasingly dramas) require a suspension of belief […]

The Houses October Built -Review

The Houses October Built Is A Great Title In Search Of A Deserving Movie.” Can we stop with the found-footage movies already?  Every since The Blair Witch Project started the trend in 1999–16 years ago–studios have been churning them out left and right. And there’s a logic, the most crucial point being that they’re relatively cheap to produce. […]

‘Devil’s Due’ Review

“”Devil’s Due” is slightly more ambitious that most found-footage movies, though suffers from problems built into the format.” Having seen Matt Bettinelli-Olpin‘s and Tyler Gillett‘s “Devil’s Due,” about a newly married couple destined to give birth to the Antichrist, it’s obvious that the found-footage trend, ushered in by the 1999 film “The Blair Witch Project” and made mainstream with the […]

‘Devil’s Due’ Trailer

It looks like another movie is looking to capitalize on the formula made popular – and profitable – by “The Blair Witch Project” and the ‘Paranormal Activity’ films.  This time a woman has somehow been impregnated by Satan (I know how babies are traditionally made, though when you’re talking about the Prince of Darkness you […]