It’s about fake documentary movies that are filmed in hand and we discover the action with the help of subjective angle of cameraman. Most of them are horror, science fiction and documentary movies that are using a specific technique to make it more realistic.
It is the first film in this style. The director Ruggerro Deodato made his next movie on the next idea: An anthropologist goes to South American jungle to investigate the disappearance of a crew working on a documentary about cannibal tribes. No longer finds instead he comes back with a tape where we can see what happened. It seems that the movie was so credible that Ruggero had to prove in court that videos are not real. It’s a cult film extremely hard and difficult to watch, but required to watch for any fan of horror movies.
Many years later, in 1999, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez turned the same trick, but the Internet helped to lead the story even further: they have promoted online the movie as “a real video shot by some missing students”. And they succeed, because the film had a spectacular box office (at the investment/profit) had a budget of $25,000 and the profit was $248,639,099. Blair Witch Project tells the story of three students who went to make a documentary about a local legend and have disappeared. After a year was found a videotape in which we can hardly guess what happened to them, but one thing is sure – nothing better.
In terms of budget, Cloverflied sit too well, so I think that sums up all the budgets of the other films in the list together. And that story brings something new – some friends give a farewell party in honor of one of them that find a job in Japan. So that it may take with him memories they want to shoot all the party. They shoot much more than that, because the landscape “is” a kind of invisible Godzilla terrorizing Manhattan and who kill most of them. Like the other films, who shoots not separates from camera and is filming everything even when his life is in danger.
The famous Spanish movie REC already has thousands of fans. I admit that the first part has fascinated me (and frightened). Members of the crew want to make a documentary about “a day in the life of a firefighter,” and he follows it in a building where suspicious things happen. Specifically, are victims of some dangerous zombies. The entire movie is seen through the lens of the cameraman and the reporter is the main character. The atmosphere is extremely tense, the panic and despair of protagonists seem so real, and that is contagious.
George Romero fell into the trap of “found footage”. In fact he did not, but a group of film students who wake up in the middle of hungry zombies. And he used the Internet, but not to promote but to make the story more credible: the narrator downloads in real-time the footage of a TV correspondent who was in the midst of slaughter. Basically the movie not bring anything new but is worth to be seen if you’re a fan or you like Romero zombie films, which is basically the same thing.
05. Home Movie
Designed as a “family film journal”, Home Movie starts normally with ordinary frames and actions of a family like any other. We see those four (two adults and two children) in various situations – at the table, playing, etc… But soon we find that the journal is made with a particular purpose, and that we have to make some very strange and evil twins. Parents who actually kept this diary film to study the behavior of children are in danger of falling victim to their violence. An indie film, with low budget but with high intensity.
Directed by Daniel Stamm and produced by Eli Roth, The Last Exorcism, is not “Just another exorcism movie” it also brings a new spirit in the field. And this is like a kind of documentary film in which things go crazy and everything ends badly. A so-called exorcist with a camera crew want to capture an exorcism session, while seeking to prove that exorcism is actually a fake. This time, however, are wrong. Finally, they also have evidence, but not much has to do with it. The ending is quite wrong and somehow reminiscent of Polanski’s film “Rosemary’s Baby”.
03. Man Bites Dog
It’s a movie little different than the movies presented, a controversial film that only Belgians could do. The film follows a serial killer who exemplify explain a crew as they choose watch and kill victims. It is black and white film, a documentary style, and reported witnessing some harsh scenes much cold blood.
Another successful movie that is based on the same technique. Made with a budget of $12,000, the movie has gain $193,298,009. This time we do not have to do with zombies or witches, but with paranormal, specifically with ghosts. The movie is pretty scary especially if you see in the cinema. Moments of silence in which nothing happen long alternate with full of suspense that comes in many times you jump from your seat in fear. “Paranormal Activity 2″ you can see on our screens soon.
01. Noroi, The Curse
A mystical and supernatural passionate documentarian named Masafumi Kobayashi, piece together seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents between them (interviews, excerpts from TV shows, etc…), But all mention ancient legend of a demon named Kagutaba . It is the Asian version of “found footage film.” It is a Japanese film that takes the idea from Blair Witch Project.