REC – Arrow Films

https://youtu.be/gMT5XqvKRzM Directed & Written by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza Spain/ 2007/ 78 mins ★★★★ The literary device, ‘found-footage’, or epistolary narratives are as antiquated as Dracula or The Screwtape Letter – in filmmaking it’s still a relatively recent subgenre, celebrating its fortieth birthday with the 1980 release of Cannibal Holocaust. Before the endless slew of supernatural remakes and sequels, found-footage was an … Continue reading REC – Arrow Films

Toto The Hero – Arrow Films

https://youtu.be/AcMaAwyTr1o Written & Directed by Jaco Van Dormeal  Belgium/ 1991/ 91 mins ★★★★ homas is an unreliable narrator and swears he has been swapped at birth with his spoiled, meanspirited and irritating neighbour Alfred. Toto the Hero begins in Thomas’ future, the crisp cold darkness of a manor home the scene of a death, revenge and the … Continue reading Toto The Hero – Arrow Films

Hitch Hike to Hell

https://youtu.be/QZTiAZ3kHUA Written by John Buckley Directed by Irvine Berwick Ah, the exploitation genre of cinema. A bounty of films which attempt success, or creativity, through touchy, niche or even lurid events and narratives. They often range from B-movie schlock to the entertaining and even impressive in design, to the downright absurdly offensive in how little … Continue reading Hitch Hike to Hell