Artsploitation Films continues their upward trend of great horror fare.
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Going into The House with 100 Eyes, my expectations weren’t very high as we’ve seen this story done to death both in standard features and the new lowbrow found footage trend. One of the most distracting shortcomings of the found footage film outside of the shaky camera is the distortion of the footage. Why is it that so many found footage flicks shot in this era of DVD/Blu-Ray have to use VHS wobbling or suddenly have scratchy sound in key dramatic moments? It was a huge problem with Grave Encounters and is likely the reason The Poughkeepsie Tapes remains without a distributor. It almost feels like the aesthetic is trying too hard to make the film edgier and it’s simply disengaging every time it occurs, which is a shame because when The House with 100 Eyes isn’t veering into overused clichés of the subgenre including but not limited to the surgical mask and doctor’s outfit, it’s an otherwise taut and unexpected little gem with some really exciting detours.
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