V/H/S Horror Series Ranked From Worst to Best

At the peak of the format’s popularity, the found-footage subgenre produced a handful of successful horror franchises. Arguably, The Paranormal Activity franchise – which also has a belated sequel surfacing soon – was the most lucrative. Though much smaller in scale, the Hell House LLC trilogy produced decent, but diminishing, scares. With four movies and […]

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Blair Witch Can’t Catch Lightning In A Bottle

To date, The Blair Witch Project remains one of the biggest indie horror movie successes of all time. Love it or hate it, the shaky-cam found-footage kicked off an entire horror sub-genre. So you can’t blame Hollywood for trying to catch lightning in a bottle twice. What followed was the disappointing sequel, Book of Shadows: […]

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[REC]: Ranking the Spanish Found-Footage Series

Spain has given us some memorable horror movies. In just the last few years, Veronica, The Platform, La Llorona and Tigers Are Not Afraid how impressed critics and audiences alike. Legendary director Guillermo del Toro is responsible for genre classics Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth. As the found-footage subgenre was gaining traction, Spanish […]

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June 9: Scratch This Found Footage Horror From Your Calendar

Sometimes movies fall under the radar. Maybe the release is delayed or a similar major studio release overshadows it. Regardless some movies never reach their audience. Hence, we’re introducing a new column here at The Abominable Dr Welsh – The Obscuratorium – to shine a light on titles that escaped us. At the height of […]

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Host: Shudder Original May Be the Scariest Zoom Meeting Ever

Well, that didn’t take long. Not even a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic and we have our first Zoom-centric horror movie. Yes, Shudder’s newest original movie – filmed during the 2020 lockdown – one up’s Unfriended by setting its story entirely in the latest in cloud-based conferencing technology. Host, a supernatural techno-horror, shares a […]

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Internet Horror Movies: Eight Movies Scaring Your For The Lulz

If you’re old enough, maybe you recall the frustration of not being able to connect to the Internet because your roommate was on the phone. Or the struggle of waiting several hours to download a single song from Napster. Did you have your ‘Top 8” on MySpace? Even if the Internet wasn’t always as efficient […]

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M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters): A Found-Footage Mother’s Worst Nightmare

Just when you think the found-footage format has run its course, a movie comes along that breathes a little life into the subgenre. In this case, Tucia Lyman’s M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) shows the format can still work with the right concept and story. On the surface, Mothers of Monsters looks like We Need To […]

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes: Serial Killer ‘Snuff” Found-Footage Disturbs

Thought The Hunt had a hard time getting to theatres? Over a decade earlier, the found-footage serial killer movie The Poughkeepsie Tapes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. But distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) suddenly got cold feet. Given its disturbing content, MGM pulled it from the release schedule. Several years later, The Poughkeepsie Tapes saw a […]

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