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quietearth [Celluloid 09.14.11] United Kingdom movie news horror

Anyone with a camera and decent desktop editing software can make a movie these days. And they are. Problem is, when they realize their footage looks like amateur porn they decide to make a "found footage" horror film. This is not a stab at The Tapes, the latest of the genre coming from the UK at all, just an observation as to why I think we're getting a lot of found footage films recently.

In the winter of 2008, three teenage friends, Nathan (Oceng), Gemma (Sparkes) and her boyfriend Dan (Maza), visited Whitstable, Kent to shoot location footage for Gemma’s showreel and her Big Brother TV show audition video. While filming in one of the area’s many pubs, they briefly encountered a local farmer and were later informed by the barmaid that the man was a harmless ‘swinger’ who regularly hosted sex parties at his nearby farm.

Seeing an opportunity to make some easy money by breaking into the farm to secretly film one of the parties and then selling the bootleg DVDs for cash, Nathan and Dan convinced Gemma to accompany them by promising to finish her showreel at the same time. But things soon began to turn extremely sinister when the farmer and his guests began arriving at the farmhouse and the three friends found themselves trapped in a dingy barn as darkness falls. These events and the horrific details of what happened next only came to light when the police discovered the videotapes recorded by Nathan, Dan and Gemma. Now, the families of the victims have allowed The Tapes to be shown to the public for the first time. What you will see documents the shocking and terrifying final hours of three teenagers who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Check out the trailer below.

The Tapes stars Jason Maza (Demons Never Die; Anuvahood; Fish Tank), Arnold Oceng (Demons Never Die;; Adulthood; Grange Hill), Natasha Sparkes (Burlesque Fairytales) and Nick Nevern (Terry; Adulthood).

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c.e. lowe (10 years ago) Reply

okay has anyone seen the barton manner movie it appears quiet similar people go into house used for stanism and othe evil things then bam they are attacked. I like these handy cam films especially Cannibal Holocaust why cant the camcorder films be as disturbing as that one. Looking forward hope the murders are as brutal as they are suggesting.

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