Cannibal Holocaust (1979)
Film / Horror

Cannibal Holocaust (1979)

Ruggero Deodato’s largely misunderstood return to the territory he had tentatively mapped out in 1976’s inferior Ultimo mondo cannibale/Last Cannibal World/Jungle Holocaust was one of the first and most reviled of Britain’s “video nasties”. A clever, brutal movie, its in-your-face, pseudo-documentary approach gave it a fearsome reputation that still evokes disgust at the very mention … Continue reading

Trolljegeren (2010)
Film / Horror

Trolljegeren (2010)

By turns funny, scary, ludicrous and utterly compelling, Andre Øvredal’s found footage take on Scandinavian found footage folk horror seems at first to be just another The Blair Witch Project (1999) clone. The obligatory trio of camera-toting film students, Thomas (Glenn Erland Tosterud), Johanna (Johanna Mørck) and Kalle (Tomas Alf Larsen) set out to make … Continue reading

Paranormal Activity (2007)
Film / Horror

Paranormal Activity (2007)

  Ten years after The Blair Witch Project, director Oren Peli used the lessons taught by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez and turned his similarly micro-budgeted pseudo-documentary Paranormal Activity into the indie horror hit of 2009. Presented as found footage, a document of an inexplicable event captured over several days, it chronicles the trials of Katie … Continue reading