– (2014) – A film crew documents the lives of ancient vampires as they cope with the modern world. Brilliantly exploits every notion of the undead (and reality shows) in laugh-out-loud fashion. Focuses on a variety of observational jokes that destroy the pompous seriousness of the genres exploited. One of a kind.
– (2013) – A film crew documents a young woman who never returned from a religious retreat. A modern telling of The Jonestown Massacre that doesn’t need the found footage gimmick, since the intended nervous energy would still work if filmed traditionally. Captivating at times, but too many motives near the conclusion fail to make sense.
– (1993) – A mild-mannered school teacher and his wife are wrapped up in twisting plots of murder and deceit. Makes the most of a continuously adjusting story, and always involves despite becoming too convoluted for its own good. Has some great moments, but the payoffs aren’t as intriguing as the setups.
– (2014) – A podcaster in search of a humorous story encounters one of horror. Works well when dealing with the sadistic exploits of a deranged man’s obsession with sea mammals, but is quite horrendous in every other area. The first hour is intriguing, but the remainder relies too heavily on slapdash corn.
– (2014) – A prince obtains ungodly powers to protect his family and people from an invading army. A feast for the eyes from a production standpoint, but the epic scenery doesn’t mean much against the shoddy script. With no singular villain it’s hard to root for the protagonist, but there’s enough happening at a quick pace to make watching relatively easy.
– (2013) – A smarmy couple films themselves while investigating Bigfoot in a realm of hillbillies. Steals from The Blair Witch Project to the point of blatant plagiarism, and the characters never stop irritating. An embarrassment to those involved in production, the victimized audience, and art in general.