The Found Footage Phenomenon

The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021)

The Found Footage Phenomenon had its world première at FrightFest 2021 “The following is based on real events,” reads the glitchy, juddery text that opens The Found Footage Phenomenon, as though we were watching a VHS of one of the very films this documentary celebrates. That, of course, is a crucial point established early here:…

Cruel

Cruel Summer (2016)

There is an interlude in Phillip Escott and Craig Newman’s feature debut Cruel Summer where Nicholas (Danny Miller), Julia (Natalie Martins) and Calvin (Reece Douglas) are shown joyfully messing about in a children’s playground. We already know, from an impressionistic prologue, that the path down which they are headed will end in bloody violence, and…