Please directors, I am begging you to make it stop! I can sit through bad horror movie after bad horror movie in an attempt to find the occasional gem. I only ask that you stop with the found footage. Please! I just sat through two more of these stinkers and as usual, the gimmick added NOTHING to the story.
World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries 2 (2011) – Rated R
“The insatiable undead run amok in this gore-filled horror flick, which follows a band of humans who’ve survived a virus that has turned the rest of the world into zombies. Our heroes hear about a sanctuary near the sea — but is it true, or a trap?”
Normally I like British horror. They often have a lower budget but better acting than their American counterparts. Sadly this is not the case here. The Zombie Diaries (both films) are for fans who feel the problem with the current tidal wave of zombie films is that they don’t have enough rape in them. If you aren’t turned off yet then let me add that this features lots of shaky cam and night vision to hide the miniscule budget.
The Frankenstein Theory (2013) – Not rated
“Professor John Venkenheim leads a documentary film crew to the rim of the Arctic Circle in a desperate effort to vindicate his academic reputation. Venkenheim and his team search for the legendary monster, a creature mired in mystery and drenched in blood. What they find is an unspeakable truth more terrifying than any fictional nightmare from which there is no waking.”
Somebody actually sat down and thought to themselves, “how can we make a Frankenstein movie cheaper? I know, let’s turn it into a Scooby-Doo adventure so we don’t have to show any scientific equipment.” The Frankenstein Theory is essentially a Bigfoot movie with Frankenstein’s monster subbing in for Sasquatch. The entire movie is an hour and fifteen minutes of Professor Venkenheim and his camera crew heading north to search for the monster followed by about ten minutes of the unseen monster tearing apart the camera crew.