After a young, middle-class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
I would have to say that Found Footage horror movies may just be my favorite type. Well, it’s neck and neck with slasher flicks.
I remember when this movie first came out in the theaters, I can’t remember how many times I went and saw it. There hasn’t been a good found footage film at that time since the Blair Witch Project came out in 1999.
This movie centers around two characters, Katie and Micah. They start to have strange things going on in their house so they decide to set up a video camera to see if they could capture some of the activity that goes on while they sleep. As things get worse, they decide to call in a psychic to see if he can help them with their problem. The psychic though ends up telling them they are dealing with a demon, not a ghost.
As things start to get worse for Micha and Katie, will they survive the night in their haunted house?
A motley crew of tourists embark on a boat ride of the haunted Louisiana bayous where they learn the terrifying tale of local legend “Victor Crowley”; a horribly disfigured man who was tragically and accidentally killed with a hatchet by the hands of his own father. But when the boat sinks and the ghost story turns out to be real, the group tries desperately to escape the swamp with their lives…and all of their pieces.
Joel David Moore – Ben Tamara Feldman – Marybeth Dunstan Deon Richmond – Marcus Kane Hodder – Victor Crowley / Mr. Crowley Mercedes McNab – Misty Parry Shen – Shawn Joel Murray – Doug Shapiro Jenna – Joleigh Fioreavanti Richard Riehle – Jim Permatteo Patrika Darbo – Shannon Permatteo
Director: Adam Green Writer: Adam Green
Mini Movie Review:
This is one movie I actually have nothing bad to say about. It’s such a throwback to 80’s slasher films and it has an original story idea which in the past 20 years there doesn’t seem to be much originality going on.
The story starts off with two swampers, alligator hunting in a forbidden swamp. As they pull over so one of them could relieve themselves they run into a creature in the swamp that puts an end to them. The story then picks up with the main character Ben in the middle of Mardi Gras with his friends appearing to not have a very good time. Ben has decided to go to Mardi Gras to try and get over a recent breakup. He and his friend Marcus decide to leave the rest of them in search of a Haunted Swamp Tour. They finally find the place having the swamp tours and they load the bus, Ben sits next to a girl that seems really out of it and deep in thought. Not till later he finds out she is the daughter/sister of the two men that were killed in the beginning of them movie.
The swamp boat ends up crashing and everyone has to escape to shore and only then does the girl sitting next to Ben tell every one of the legend that is Victor Crowley and she is only on the tour to try and find her daddy and brother. Is the legend of Victor Crowley real? Will everyone make it out of the swamp? If your a fan of slasher flicks you must watch this one. And the best part of this movie? Victory Crowley is played by none other then Kane Hodder of Friday the 13th fame.