‘The Backrooms’ and 6 Other Alternate Reality Games That Would Make for Scary Horror Movies

From prehistoric campfire tales to modern movies and video games, storytelling has come a long way since we first began expressing ourselves through fiction. In fact, it seems that every time we invent a form of communication, someone comes along and discovers a way to use it to tell stories in new and interesting ways. […]

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‘Creep’ 10 Years Later: Why It Remains One of the Most Compelling Uses of Found Footage

I adore found footage movies. From the claustrophobic visuals to filmmakers ingeniously extracting tension from miniscule budgets – nothing gets my blood pumping like some quality epistolary filmmaking. However, after seeing so many of these films, I have no problem admitting that the sub-genre as a whole has a huge characterization problem. After all, POV […]

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The Grandaddy of Found Footage – ‘The Legend of Boggy Creek’ 50 Years Later

In our jaded present, it’s hard to imagine that there was once a time when film audiences took the “based on a true story” claim seriously. At this point, we’re all fully aware that artists sometimes have to embellish the truth in order to prove a point – and sometimes simply to entertain. In fact, […]

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Now Showing: On ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’, ‘Dark Harvest’, ‘Hell House LLC Origins’, and More [Halloweenies Podcast]

With Now Showing, your Halloweenies gather each month for a review on something new and something old in horror. This month, co-hosts Michael Roffman, McKenzie Gerber, and special guest Jenn Adams shoot the shit about all kinds of spooky stuff, specifically Five Nights at Freddy’s, Dark Harvest, Hell House LLC Origins: The Carmichael Manor, Deathdream, […]

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‘Malibu Horror Story’ Exclusive Trailer – Your Next Found Footage Freakout Hits Theaters in October

Following an expansive film festival run around the globe, the found footage film Malibu Horror Story will hit select theaters on October 20, 2023, and the trailer has arrived. Bloody Disgusting is exclusively debuting the trailer for Malibu Horror Story, which you’ll find below. The film will be available in limited theaters from Iconic Events […]

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‘The Cannibal in the Jungle’ – Animal Planet’s Mockumentary Is an Underrated Found Footage Gem

From Haxan to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, horror cinema has been stretching the definition of reality for well over a century now. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who still believes in the “based on a true story” claim that often accompanies genre releases, with most audiences having already come to terms […]

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‘Project Almanac’ Was ‘Back to the Future’ for the Found Footage Era

From absurd dashcam footage to amusing cat videos, it’s pretty safe to assume that the vast majority of real-world recordings are completely banal in nature – so why is it that Found Footage movies are almost exclusively associated with the horror genre? If you really think about it, we should have seen major Found Footage […]

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Found Footage Horror Game ‘Paranormal Tales’ Terrifies With New Trailer [Video]

Ever since the gameplay trailer arrived back in March for Digital Cybercherries’ Paranormal Tales, it’s a question of when we’d get to see more of the game in action. Lucky for us, Digital Cybercherries is back again with another trailer for Paranormal Tales that gives another glimpse at the jump-scare inducing gameplay with a new […]

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‘Horror in the High Desert 2: Minerva’ Director Dutch Marich Discusses His Terrifying Found Footage Sequel [Interview]

In case you missed it, director Dutch Marich‘s 2021 found footage chiller Horror in the High Desert is a little-known gem that has recently been generating some well-deserved word of mouth among fans of the subgenre. Though found footage remains a subgenre maligned by many, now and then, a filmmaker manages to bring out the […]

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Making John Wick Blush: Appreciating the First-Person Ultraviolence of ‘Hardcore Henry’

First-person storytelling has existed since the very dawn of cinema, but it’s only with the rise of video games that it became commonplace. Sure, there were first-person thrillers before the digital age, such as 1947’s Lady in the Lake, but the visceral thrills of looking through someone else’s eyes are much easier to accomplish when […]

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Dreadxp Confirms Found Footage Horror Game ‘Amanda the Adventurer’ Release Date With New Trailer [Watch]

Fresh from the demo showcase over the weekend at PAX East, DreadXP and developer MANGLEDmaw Games’ Amanda the Adventurer is now on the road to its April 25 release. To add the exclamation point, DreadXP has released a new release date trailer for the cartoon edutainment-themed horror title. Developed by MANGLEDmaw Games, Amanda the Adventurer […]

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Liminal Scares: How ‘House of Leaves’ Has Redefined Modern Horror

Pablo Picasso is often credited with having said that good artists borrow and great artists steal. Obviously, the Spanish painter wasn’t referring to plagiarism, but instead insinuating that ideas grow when they inspire other artists to make them their own. After all, all art is part of a larger cultural ouroboros – an ever-growing creature […]

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The True Crime Terror of ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ 15 Years Later

From Paranormal Activity to Grave Encounters, the most popular Found Footage movies tend to focus on supernatural horror. However, the sub-genre is capable of much more than that, with the believable thrills of the format becoming especially useful when telling stories about plausible terrors. After all, spooky media isn’t exclusive to fiction, with the True […]

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‘Landlocked’ Trailer – Found Footage Horror Turns Home Videos Into Lo-Fi Chiller

Coming January 6, 2023, is the feature directorial debut of Paul Owens, Landlocked, a creative new horror movie that incorporates actual footage in the form of childhood home movies. Landlocked‘s use of a family’s original home videos to create a fictional horror story results in unconventional found footage that combines documentary and narrative filmmaking. A brand new trailer below […]

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How Casper Kelly’s Experimental Yule Log Project Turned into Adult Swim’s First Horror Feature [Interview]

Casper Kelly opens up on how his stealth holiday horror movie came together, its curious development, and the importance of keeping audiences surprised. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to genuinely surprise audiences during a digital age where entire scripts can leak before a movie even exits pre-production. Horror is a genre that thrives through the unknown […]

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