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:…

Host

Host (2020)

The word ‘host’ can refer equally to anyone accommodating a houseguest, to the organiser of a group webchat, or to a person who has become possessed. All these meanings will come into play in Rob Savage’s Host, in which six friends, bored by the isolation of lockdown and eager for any kind of stimulation, agree…

Deaf

Dawn of the Deaf (2016)

You know where Dawn of the Deaf is going, both from its title (even if, within the film, that does not strictly appear on screen until the end), and from opening text which promises that we are in London “one hour before the pulse”. From the outset this short film is clearly headed towards a Romero-style zombie outbreak,…