I’m sort of sick of the found footage film.
I enjoyed Cloverfield and Chronicle but in general there are a lot of gymnastics required to pull off these type of films with any sense of legitimate believabilty.
Based on the premise for Afflicted, I suspect the trend for this kind of genre film is winding down. Afflicted appears to be mixing the horror and superhero film genre. The results are impressive. But once films start doing this it’s likely because they exhausted the originality of all traditional genres.
Well at least the found footage genre will go out with a bang. There is already a bunch of buzz surrounding this film after it pretty much swept the Fantastic Fest horror film festival. The movie is also a brisk 85 minutes which pretty much guarantees there is no fat in the film’s plot. I also think not having known actors helps the plot alot. Hopefully the film will get a good push from the studio and audiences don’t share my same sentiment regarding these types of films.
Afflicted stars Clif Prowse, Derek Lee and Baya Rehaz. The film is written and directed by Clif Prowse and Derek Lee. Afflicted is scheduled for release in Theaters and Available On Demand April 4th.
This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. AFFLICTED is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation.