Sinister (2012)

First published by Little White Lies Just when you think the whole shakicam subgenre has come to its natural end, ‘found footage’ finds a way to haunt its viewers (both internal and external) afresh. Like Lovely Molly before it, Sinister does not comprise first-person footage alone, but rather includes some ‘home movies’ within its more conventional ‘objective’ camerawork. In…

Deliver

Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Review first published by FilmLand Empire Claims to veridicality are a cliché of horror, and for those already playing the game they are as clear an advertisement of fiction as ‘once upon a time.’ Still, even the most gullible of viewers would do well, when they read the words ‘inspired by true events’ that open…

Emily

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Review first published by EyeforFilm When God-fearing 19-year-old college freshman Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter) dies shortly after being subjected to an exorcism in her rural family home, parish priest Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson) is put on trial for negligent homicide. Moore’s defense is taken on by agnostic attorney Erin Bruner (Laura Linney) in exchange for…