Posts Tagged ‘found footage’

The Gallows

Unfortunately, the found-footage film's gimmicky style overshadows its timely substance.
From left, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Marsden, Wentworth MIller, Karl Urban and Eric Stonestreet star in "The Loft," a 2015 release from Open Road Films and director Erik Van Looy.

Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — "The Loft," "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."

Devil’s Due

"Devil's Due" offers no surprises and seems comfortable with being merely a serviceable found-footage horror movie.

The Last Exorcism Part II

Hopefully, given the title, this is indeed The (very) Last Exorcism.

Paranormal Activity 4

At a Thursday-night preview screening meant for the diehards, one man was loudly sawing logs by the 60-minute mark. Para-snore-mal activity, indeed.


“V/H/S” is uniquely 80’s in its conception, but strongly rooted in the current found-footage craze. In terms of horror anthologies, “V/H/S” is schlocky midnight movie goodness.

Project X

“Project X” is your typical zero-to-hero, high school party movie without likeable characters or any redeemable qualities.


More a story of uncertain teenagers than unstoppable superheroes, "Chronicle" is an unforgettable character study couched in comic-book wit, color and momentum.