Episode Eight: Found Footage

Posted on Aug 24 2014 in Uncategorized

“It’s not like [Rob Zombie] is out there strong-arming small children for their candy money.”
“Although — you can kinda picture that, can’t you?”
“I kinda can, yeah.”

Felicitations, fright fans! Are you ready to face a fantastic festival of fearsome found footage films?

…. All right, that’s enough alliteration for one post. Welcome to another episode with your hosts Jennifer Lovely and Michael Montoure, as we bring you the skinny on horror cinema’s fastest-growing sub-genre, and discuss its strengths and limitations.

Expect chills, thrills, and more:

  • Why found footage films don’t try to emulate Blair Witch‘s improvised scenes
  • Scooby Doo as a gateway drug to horror
  • Our guilty fondness for the recent Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated series
  • How The Blair Witch Project lead the way for small-budget productions like The Battery and Jug Face
  • Jennifer rants entertainingly about Rob Zombie, Amanda Palmer, and crowdfunding
  • A blink-and-you’ll-miss-it LMFAO reference, and a mention of Christian Bale’s spectacular on-set meltdown
  • Montoure has this episode’s “Fuck This Noise” moment, with the indie horror feature “All Cheerleaders Die”

Let us know what you think, and thanks for listening!


2 Responses to “Episode Eight: Found Footage”

  1. There’s a Japanese low budget found footage film called Noroi (The Curse). I saw it on Youtube because it’s not properly released over here in the UK, but I think there might be a US release. Anyway, I thought it was pretty creepy when I saw it, and it has some interesting ideas as well as a few J-horror cliches.

  2. I haven’t seen that one, and I’m pretty fond of both found-footage movies and J-horror, so I’ll have to check that out. Thanks!

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