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Post by Bordo on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:03 am

Just saw this. I usually can't stand 'found footage' movies but this was actually pretty good and really, really fucking CREEPY.

It's an anthology of 5 stories. 6 if you count the 'bookend' story. Short synopsis: a group of douchebag 'thieves' are paid to go to a house a retrieve a VHS tape. The identity of the person who wants them to do this is never revealed. They are only told that they 'will know which tape it is when they see it'. They get to the house where the tape is supposed to be and find the owner, an old man, deceased and sitting in his chair in front of a bank of TVs showing static and a shit load of VHS tapes. So the thieves start watching the tapes to try and discern which one they are getting paid to steal. Each tape they view is one of the stories.

You kind of need to be prepared to suspend your disbelief for a few things. For example, one of the stories takes the form of a video chat between a man and woman. How would something like that make its way onto a VHS tape? No idea. That story (and the others, for that matter) are well done and weird enough that it's kind of easy to forgive the little incongruities.

Recommended if you can get your hands on a copy or see it in limited release this October.

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Post by O'Dandelo on Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:56 pm

I'm in.

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Me too. That sounds cool.

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Post by Shiney on Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:04 pm

Me three...or foursies!

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Post by Mercedes on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:58 pm

Let me lady the place up. This sounds like something I'd dig.

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Post by marzioli on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:52 pm

I saw the trailer for this today. It had some neat bits, and the graphics seemed pretty decent (on my tiny laptop), so I may try to see it.

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Post by jguzman on Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:16 pm

Going to watch this tonight - the trailer got me fired up but expectations are safely subdued. I love that it appears to be a threaded collection of short films.

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Post by O'Dandelo on Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:01 am

I saw this the other day and I'd give it 7/10. Definitely worth seeing as there are some great bits. A couple of the short films are worth the price alone, while a couple of others were meh.

Not saying anything else for fear of even vague spoilers. Recommended but not essential.

I do, however, love this seemingly rejuvenated indie horror trend. I hope we'll be seeing some cool stuff in the future.

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