With Nick Renaud, Henry Monfries, Gemmenne de la Peña, Alastair James, Hannah Kasulka, Rene Cadet
Written & Directed by Yiuwing Lam
When it comes to making low-low budget chiller/horror flicks, the found footage format has become the avenue of choice (no need for high quality and expensive cameras, dolly’s, Steadicams, professional lighting or music, and cuts can be rough and shoddy to match the hand-held camera and emulate a naturalistic shooting style). But, what is essential to make it even remotely watchable is a good story and believably natural acting.
The story has promise and bit of a twist is thrown in, but unfortunately the actors hardly ever come across as ‘real people’, but rather non-pro actors, making this footage ‘release by the police investigation’ feel far too staged than they’d anticipated.
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished