“Found Footage” Gone Awry

Hello! I know it’s been a while but I’m back…and with a rant! I always promise to try to do better, but I won’t do that this time. Now on with the show! Or post…whatever…

Blair witch projectDo you remember where you were when the news of the Blair Witch Project starting coming out? There was a website, fake news articles, everything to make it all seem real. As for me, I thought it WAS real off and on until I actually saw the movie. Now there are those that say that it was crap and there were loads of problems with it, but at the time, it really scared the crap out of me. The night I saw it, I couldn’t sleep a wink because I thought that the Witch was going to come for me. Now keep in mind, I was about 20 and thousands of miles away from home an family. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it.

Maybe 4 or 5 years ago, I saw previews of the newest “found footage” movie, Paranomal paranormalactivityActivity. I’m sure you saw it too…those weird spots of people in the theaters and their reactions. This one I watched by myself, but during the day…and it STILL scared the crap out of me. After I watched this one, I had to get out of the house. Again, many people have had negative things to say about it, but I really enjoyed it.

Now if you haven’t noticed, I really enjoy movies with a supernatural bent to them. Ghost, vampires, even aliens. I’ve always been like this, so when I saw something about a new movie within this kind of genre (is it a genre?), I get all excited and can’t wait to try it out. But with the help of Netflix, I’ve grown tired of many of these kind and the “found footage” theme has really gotten out of hand.

Take Alienalienabduction Abduction, for example. I was looking for something to watch today while I had my breakfast and came upon this one. But I have to warn you, the best part of the whole thing is the poster for it. It was absolute crap. Just…*sigh* I wasted an hour or so of my life with this thing and wish I could get it back. Please, for the love of all things good and pure, do not bother with this if you see if in some list somewhere…just scroll right by it.

But! There is a redeeming factor. You may not remember but there was a film called The fouthkindFourth Kind. I’m not sure if it fits the “found footage” thing but it was made as if it were a documentary/interview kind of thing and honestly fooled me into thinking that it had really happened. I love this kind of thing. I love the way bits of camera footage were spliced with the interview bits. I’m not sure what reviews say about this one, but I rarely “listen” to reviews anyway. I would recommend this one. It’s really good, in my opinion…and yes it was scary.

So, readers, what movie would you recommend? What do you think of the “found footage” movies?


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