– (2008) – A group of friends are trapped in separate boxes by an unknown assailant. Does make one wonder what’s happening, but more often than not the answer is, “Who cares?” The cast is awful, the plot points are as old as Methuselah, and any attempts at suspense are lost to constant screaming.
– (2016) – Four friends and two tagalongs enter haunted woods in search of a girl who went missing over a decade before. Has a rough beginning that merely duplicates the original’s set-up, and the characters are hardly profound, but once the horror kicks in the tension never lets up. A relentless display of staggering suspense, unpleasant atmosphere, and effective shocks.
– (2014) – A low-budget filmmaker agrees to film a supposed nutcase and his ramblings about monsters. Works okay when taking place in the real world, with real actors and directors portraying themselves, but makes a huge mistake in casting a known actor in the lead, rendering the reality gimmick moot. A good idea with enjoyable spots, but Adam Green grins too much and the tongue-in-cheek self-awareness gets old fast.
– (2011) – Two couples film themselves touring famous murder sites and end up trapped in a house with a violent apparition. Takes far too long to get to the final house, and spends too much time getting to know characters who aren’t very likeable. Anything remotely scary has been done better, as this is nothing but more found footage fodder.