The New Adventures in Horror: ‘Creep’
Oct14

The New Adventures in Horror: ‘Creep’

Last year I wrote about ways the found footage genre of horror films could improve itself, because even though those movies are really easy to mock I love them and want to see them succeed. One of my suggestions had to do with making the antagonistic presence an actual character and not just a largely unseen purveyor of jump scares. The latter can absolutely work, but when it’s almost exclusively what these kinds of movies gravitate...

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3 Tips for Making Better Found-Footage Movies
Oct26

3 Tips for Making Better Found-Footage Movies

I’m a big fan of found-footage horror movies, which should come as no surprise. And I get that there are a lot of people who consider them largely garbage. There’s a lot a validity to the criticisms that get lobbied against found-footage films, but that doesn’t stop me from enjoying them. Really, it’s an offshoot of my love of the horror genre as a whole. Bad horror movies are still a lot of fun to watch. You can’t say the same about,...

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Geek War: Found-Footage Films
Oct31

Geek War: Found-Footage Films

Geek War is a semi-regular dueling column between Tim Gaydos and Linton Lewis, where they argue over pop culture with varying degrees of intensity. For the last decade and a half, the found-footage genre has become one of the most visible forms of horror for the movie-going public. It skyrocketed after its use in the indie film The Blair Witch Project to become a mainstream mainstay in films like the Paranormal Activity series (four...

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