Deadware 2021 cover photo Unnamed Footage Festival

Deadware is a 2021 American-found footage horror, written and directed by Isaac Rodriguez. Mostly known for directing horror shorts such as We All Fall Down (2011) and Russian Doll (2019). In addition, Rodriguez has created a number of feature-length productions including Unknown Visitor (2019) and Last Radio Call (2022) in addition to Deadware. “In 1999,

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The Outwaters Film Review

The found footage film subgenre still has it. I never knew a FF film could be as profound as it is scary, given that its restricted legroom can only do so much. But going back years ago, this exact curtailment made The Blair Witch Project (1999) an exemple of how horror could thrive in the

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The Internet Age has transformed us in so many ways, even down to the way we tell stories to keep pace with advancing technology. Our fledgling fixation on screens has spawned another branch in the found footage horror subgenre that explores the possibilities of conceit while reflecting on how the internet shrinks or expands our

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Masking Threshold Film Review

Dealing with an abnormal form of tinnitus, a young IT worker begins a series of experiments to figure out the abnormal nature of his condition. Bringing various objects into his workshop– experimenting with frequency, pitch, and correlation between items both organic and inorganic– the young IT worker presents his finding online to mockery. Despite pressures

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FTW featured image

Here at the Grimoire of Horror, we’ve reviewed both Jorge Torres-Torres’s Fat Tuesday and Sisters of the Plague, commented on him being one of the most underrated independent filmmakers working today and discussed his documentary-like approach to storytelling. It is then perhaps unsurprising that one of his earliest and most obscure films, FTW, is a

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Like all genres, horror owes much of its success to a handful of tropes that can be worked and reworked time and again. Two popular examples are the slasher archetype as well as the found footage film. The former dates to the early 1960s, but John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) kicked off the craze. Friday the

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We previously had the chance to check out Thomas Burke’s short film Camping Fun, a quick dive into a small cult that showed that Burke had the knack to channel his love of the found footage genre into a terrifying short. Now/ looking to take on a subgenre from the overall found footage genre of

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The McPherson Tape 1989 Cover Photo

In a previous article of mine, I mentioned the creation of found footage and incorrectly attributed this title to Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick’s The Blair Witch Project (1999). Although it is true that The Blair Witch Project thrust the genre into the mainstream limelight, there were actually a number of entries to genre much

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Haruna and Mirai from POV - A Cursed Film

Asian horror is both a treasure trove and a rabbit hole. When you find a gem that’s too good to not be seen, you can’t help but dig deep until you drown in a chock-full watchlist. That is how I felt when I first saw The Butcher (2008), a found-footage pseudo-snuff film from South Korea.

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Despite having little promotion budget or recognizable cast to draw interest – Netlflix’s latest horror series, Archive 81, has quickly sky-rocketed to the #1 most-watched American series within its first week of release. Based on the first season of the popular found footage podcast of the same name, Archive 81 is a supernatural thriller that follows

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