When a group of petty criminals is hired by a mysterious party to retrieve a rare piece of found footage from a rundown house in the middle of nowhere, they soon realize that the job isn’t going to be as easy as they thought.
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Been there, handicamed that. Predictable shorts with barely any new ideas to make them feel fresh or interesting. The Skype was the best short but cuts itself down with an inane ending. Ti West's fucking bores. The others are straight from other horror films just done in the style of handicam. Yawn.
Despite some lacklustre performances and an over reliance on 'jocks' featuring in too many of the stories, this is a mightily impressive horror film, made even more so due to it's meagre budget. It manages to reinvigorate the found footage genre, as well as pay homage to the old fashioned portmanteau. Imaginative, intense, & graphically violent. Everything a good horror film should be.
Eh. Mostly dumb horror cliche shorts wrapped in a silly framed narrative. Most every character is completely unlikable in this film. A few (minority) of the shorts are actually well-written and filmed, however. The film may be worth a viewing just for the few moments where it really shines, especially for horror fans. Inconsistent quality just kills the piece as a whole, though.