“I want to know why you think it’s acceptable to behave the way you do.”
The first teaser trailer has been released for vigilante thriller film K-Shop, shot entirely in Bournemouth by local studio White Lantern Film.
The 25-second clip showcases the drunken, abusive revellers that finally tip kebab shop owner Salah (Ziad Abaza) over the edge. As the binge culture of Britain becomes too much for him, he takes matters into his own hands and begins to brutally murder those who push him too far.
Writer-director Steven DeGennaro on the set of Found Footage 3D
Photo: Patrick Rusk
Earlier this year, I wrote a post that suggested an end was near for the found footage horror subgenre. I argued that the falling box office of the Paranormal Activity franchise and recent stinkers such as Devil’s Due would spell the end of the movement that caught fire with the release of The Blair Witch Project in 1999.
Not everyone agreed with this blog and I received a number of very interesting replies, both on the blog and on social media. The response that really caught my eye, though, was from Steven DeGennaro. Steven is the writer-director behind the upcoming film Found Footage 3D, which features a film crew who attempt to film the first 3D found footage movie, but end up inside it themselves.
I put a number of questions to Steven about Found Footage 3D and the challenges facing the genre in the future. Here are some of the highlights of that conversation.
UK Release Date: 13th June 2014
Runtime: 103 minutes
Director: Mike Flanagan
Writer: Mike Flanagan, Jeff Howard
Starring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff
Synopsis: When her younger brother is released from a mental institution, a woman tries to prove his innocence by convincing authorities that the culprit was a supernatural evil within an ornate mirror.
Horror movies in 2014 have been a little bit rubbish so far. Found footage has been ubiquitous once again, with Devil’s Due and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones stinking up a storm. Oculus immediately stood out as a unique entry amongst this year’s horror releases and it certainly delivers on that potential.