Some Critters Aren’t Meant To Be Kept As Pets “After raising an unnervingly talented spider in secret, 12-year-old Charlotte must face the facts about her pet, and fight for her family’s survival—when the once-charming creature rapidly transforms into a giant, flesh-eating monster.” Indie creature features are a dime a dozen, and usually land somewhere between

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Dirty Cop No Donut is a 1999 faux-shockumentary, written and directed by Tim Ritter. Mostly known for creating low-budget gore films, Tim is mostly known as the writer and director of such titles as Truth or Dare (1986), Realms of Blood (2004), and Sharks of the Corn (2021) to name a few. Officer Friendly is

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Unnamed Footage Festival 7 (2024) Short films

At this year’s Unnamed Footage Festival, the lineup of short found footage films promises to immerse audiences in thrilling and chilling narratives captured through unconventional lenses. From eerie home videos to haunting surveillance footage, these shorts offer glimpses into the unexplained and the macabre. With each film offering a unique perspective on the found footage

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Livescreamers (2023)

Not since 2006’s Stay Alive has video gaming been in the spotlight of horror in the way it is in 2023’s Livescreamers. Directed by Michelle Iannantuono, this sequel to the 2020 film Livescream follows a group of streamers testing out a new indie-horror game where all their secrets will be laid bare and the stakes

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In the tradition of pseudo-local-TV broadcasts like Ghostwatch and WNUF Halloween Special, homegrown horror heads to N.Ireland in Dominic O’Neill’s Haunted Ulster Live. Set in 1998, TV newscaster Gerry Burns teams up with an aspiring children’s broadcaster to offer viewers a spooky Halloween special for the local network. They investigate a haunting at home, and

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Do Not Watch is a 2023 American found footage horror film, written by Ryan Toyama and directed by Justin Janowitz. Ryan has spent most of his writing career working on TV shows such as Splash and Bubbles (2017-18) and Chuggington (2020-21) with Do Not Watch being his first feature-length title. Justin is mostly known as

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Look-Loo film review

Almost entirely free of dialogue, Looky-loo (2024) gives viewers the view from a killer’s own eyes as he stalks and plans multiple murders. The nameless killer, gains confidence with each successful murder, finding more violent and extreme ways to take out his victims. Yet, the more bravado he has, the closer he comes to being

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Hailing from a dead-end suburban neighborhood in Northern Illinois, a group of friends have taken to idolizing the show Jackass and are eager to make their own version; calling it “Flesh Games.” Centered around friends Jordan Acosta and Mike Miller (both character names and actors), alongside others, the duo spend their days orchestrating all sorts

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If you think you have seen all the found footage films out there, you are wrong. Sometimes, these films can get quite monotonous due to the repetitive use of cameras. However, some innovative storytellers come up with new perspectives that we have never seen before. Nias (2024), a directorial debut by Baptiste Rambaud, is a

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The Abandoned (2006)

The Abandoned is a 2006 horror thriller, written and directed by Nacho Cerdá with additional writing from Karim Hussain and Richard Stanley. Mostly known as a director of shorts and documentaries, The film is the only feature-length title written and directed by the Spanish filmmaker. Karim is most notable as a cinematographer, working on such

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