What you can expect to find when watching Found Footage 3D…
This past weekend, I was given the opportunity to view an indie film titled “Found Footage 3D”. As most indie films go, appealing to a large audience may pose a challenge without a big name studio and well known actors backing this type of genre of movie. When it comes to Found Footage 3D, however, finding a target audience should be a walk in the park (hopefully not alone). It seems that coming up with a good idea for a horror film that is original and easy to grasp is much harder these days as everything feels overdone and repetitive. With that in mind, I went into this with no criteria other than it was an indie horror film, and was unaware of what to expect.
The movie starts out similar to most found footage films, with a short paragraph giving the audience the “people went missing, and all that was found was some video footage” cliche. That being said, it is then revealed that a group of filmmakers are planning on making a name for themselves by making the first ever found footage movie in 3D. Within the first 10 minutes of the film, you are introduced to the cast, along with their roles throughout the rest of the movie. When you include the concept to add a “behind the scenes documentary” to the plot, all loose ends immediately become tied together. With this brilliant idea in play, the movie plays out like a reality TV show, but reads like an open book. The characters are then able to express tension with other actors, give more detail to their role in the “film” that is being made, and verbalize their internal monologue to help give more depth to the movie.
After showing the movie trailer to a few friends, the hair on their neck began to stand up. We all agreed that it was one of the better movie trailers we’ve seen for this type of genre. Although it is meant to be a horror movie, there were quite a few comedic moments leading up to the climax of the film. Also, there were some similarities to other well known horror films, but the correspondence seems to be more of a head-nod than a recreation. A decent amount of the movie is spent portraying modern day entertainment; a good amount of laughs, behind-the-scenes drama. But once business picks up, Found Footage 3D will have you on the edge of your seat, wondering if your mind is playing tricks on you or if what you saw really just happened.
Synopsis: A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
Starring: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, and Scott Weinberg.
Director: Steven DeGennaro
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