Thursday, 18 April 2013
Legend of the 5ive (2012).
The found footage movie. What began with Cannibal Holocaust, hasn't really changed all that much, apart from taking on a more supernatural oriented direction since the release of The Blair Witch Project. Here we have a found footage movie from the shores of Britain. This is an altogether different beast, and anyone expecting another Paranormal Activity might very well be shocked by the amount of blood and gore in this movie.
We join a group of paranormal investigators who are investigating five deaths at a supposedly haunted location. When the resident medium accidentally raises an evil spirit, things go from spooky to downright terrifying.
This movie surprisingly contain rather a lot of the red stuff, something which found footage movies outside of Toetag's work are not known for. The atmosphere is also incredibly unsettling, and the locations used are magnificently creepy.
The characters in the movie all come across well, with emotion developing between all the characters as they find themselves out of their depth and against something totally inhuman. Seriously, this movie will have you on the edge of your seat throughout it's duration.
Another thing worthy of mention is the camera work. It isn't your typical shaky cam, not allowing you to see what the hell is going on, as in films like The Last Broadcast. The camera work is incredibly smooth, but not so unrealistic that you feel everything has been shot with a steadycam.
The movie really does ratchet up the tension to almost unbearable levels, and is all the better for it. I did begin to loose interest around the twent five minute mark, because nothing much was happening, but the movie soon picked up after that, and had me cringing at what I was seeing on screen. The movie really builds a connection between you and the characters going through the worst night of their lives.
This movie definitely worth checking out. Found footage movies certainly aren't for everyone, but when they are done as well as this, they are most definitely done right!