Hitting DVD/Blu-ray now or soon are some very generic and average horror/drama films. First we have App. The film is a Dutch horror/thriller about a college student that has an app installed on her cell phone that does bad things. It sends texts and emails and takes photos/videos that she doesn’t realize. It’s ok at best, but really generic. Cell phone hacking is really popular today and it just seems like a movie put together with buzz words and problems people hear about on the internet. The lead actress is quite attractive and it’s not 100% unwatchable, but you won’t get blown away by it.
Next is Attack of the Morningside Monster. Another average/standard film, it’s about a killer in a small town. A body is found in the woods, the cops are trying to figure it out. It has your local drug dealer. Your local teacher (Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Nicolas Brendon collecting a paycheck). Your local sheriff. Lots of locals is my point. The killer dresses up in a costume and they have to figure out which local it is. Not terrible, but nothing above average.
Third we have The Houses October Built. Ugh. That’s the only word that describes this. I loathe, I mean LOATHE, found footage/shaky cam filmmaking. It’s a joke and is cheap filmmaking. This “documentary” which isn’t a documentary, it’s fake like all the rest of this junk, is about kids going to haunted houses in search of the best haunted houses in the south. Of course there are urban legends about houses that have actually killed people, but no one can prove it. The whole thing is stupid. At no point did I think I was watching a documentary. I was watching actors pretend to be scarred and killed. I HATE this genre so much.
Last we have Finders Keepers. Have you seen The Conjuring, Annabelle, Haunter or even A Haunted House? Then you’ve seen this. Jaime Presley stars as a mom who buys a new house with her daughter after she splits up from her husband. Of course the house has a past, there’s a creepy doll and the daughter starts acting funny. Another generic/standard film, there’s nothing all that wrong with it, but the fact I watch so many horror films every year, there’s nothing all that right with this one either. I felt like I had seen it many times before and done better. Somehow they got Tobin Bell in this to bring in some fans. Unfortunately I’m just not one of them. It’s not terrible, but I wouldn’t watch it again.