Greetings world wide interwebs!
This coming weekend SBP are shooting a short for the "ABC's of Death 2" find the 26th director contest and we could not be more excited.
The short we are creating is called "M is for Monster Hunters" and could be dubbed "The Cabin In The Woods" of Found-Footage movies. I don't know about you, the World Wide Web, but there are very few found footage pictures that I actually enjoy, "Willow Creek" and the demon possession segment in the first "ABC's of Death" are two exceptions in the sense that they both exploit the genre in interesting ways. But for the most part I find found footage pictures boring and I think that so many exist simply because filmmakers think they are easy to do. Like so many mediocre horror movies they exist because there is not only a built in market for them but because there are set rules and really any monkey with a video camera can make one! Just add scary SFX and screaming ladies.
Well I for one say no more! No more mediocre horror. No more mediocre Found-Footage movies. In the 1930's and 40's Horror was a serious and respectable genre with the productions coming out from Universal like Bela Lugosi's "Dracula" and Boris Karloff's "Frankenstein". I could rant on forever about how horror should not just exist as an exploitation genre and how the best horror pictures reflect significant human themes in a morbid and fantastical setting that is far more interesting than any traditional "Drama" but I will not take up any more of your time!
Anywho the bottom line is found footage is boring and derivative, enter "M is for Monster Hunter's" we have flipped some roles around and hopefully it turns out pretty great!