"Gimmicks and hooks aside, Found Footage 3D stands out for a couple of simple reasons: solid performances and a good screenplay"
"a movie that needs to be experienced"
"an exceptional addition to the found footage family of films"
"While it will certainly be known for the immersive 3D aspect, its ability to seamlessly move from an almost satirical take on the style to an outright horror movie is what it should be lauded and, ultimately, remembered for."
"From scene one Found Footage 3D is really, really funny"
"big laughs with a twist of scary"
"Director Steven DeGennaro knows his genre and his audience"
"If you prefer a cocktail of laughs, scares and shocks you have come to the right place"
"The cast is strong throughout"
"Found Footage 3D is a fun ride that every horror fan should see"
"smart, funny self-aware horror"
"a definite 'do not miss'!"
"destined to become a franchise"
"when the ensemble is as strong as this one, well… I can’t help but swoon"
"there’s not a misstep to be found as far as authenticity"
"funny and scary with an engaging cast"
"director Steven DeGennaro couches this loving spoof of found footage movies in the sort of real human drama that many found footage movies lack"
"a movie that knows found footage movies, voicing the frustration of fans who feel disrespected by jump scares and thin reasons to keep the cameras on"
"an insightful look at moviemaking at a time when every A-hole with a video camera thinks they can make the next Blair Witch Project."
“among the better found footage films”
“a shockingly graphic climax reinvigorates energy for the film’s final breaths”
“immense credit goes to the film’s complete cast and director Steven DeGennaro for keeping comedy tuned with subtlety so it doesn’t detract from the drama.”
“the actors and actresses fit into their roles with precisely the right pinch of personality. It’s impressive to see how everyone resists temptations to hit obvious one-notes, instead creating genuine characters that could easily have been simple stereotypes.”
"right up there with some of the best horror works I’ve seen in 2016"
"It’s clear that DeGennaro and his team’s primary mission is to scare the bejesus out of us, and on that front, he is absolutely successful."
"the last found-footage movie that you ever need to see"
"The last thing I expected from this film was to get emotionally involved in this bitter interpersonal drama, but it’s difficult not to when the venom begins flying early and never lets up."
"The movie manages to both condemn the format and be a beacon of hope that it can be done correctly"
"My only real criteria for whether a horror film succeeds or not is whether it scares me, and if that’s all you really care about, FOUND FOOTAGE 3D has got that covered. But it’s the movie’s insight, powers of observation, and dedication to creating actual characters (and not just cannon fodder) that pushes it into the realm of essential viewing."
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"up there with the best of the best in modern horror-comedy"
"hugely entertaining, creepy and scary and fun"
"Found Footage 3D is just a terrifically funny, brilliantly meta horror-comedy that manages to somehow hit all the beats of a great found footage movie, too."
"we might just be celebrating Found Footage 3D in the same breath as Scream and The Blair Witch Project"
"It’s difficult to believe this is writer/director Steven DeGennaro’s debut feature, given how utterly self-assured and well-considered it is"
"To-camera interviews are beautifully captured outdoors, and the [3D] format actually allows for some decent and, crucially, different movements along the way."
"The scares are well-orchestrated and expertly handled"
"the characters feel lived in and instantly recognisable"
"WICKED RATING: 8/10"
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Sight & Sound: "Paid me back for all of the Blair Witch imitations I've watched over the last 17 years"
"a gem and a joy"
"in the way that Scream dealt with slasher movies, Found Footage 3D deals with 3D AND found footage"
"Found Footage 3D paid me back for all of the Blair Witch imitations I've watched over the last 17 years"
"Like Scream, it still pushes the right horror buttons"
"It sets out to deconstruct every trope that it then implements perfectly"
"has a real inventiveness and charm"
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"Found Footage 3D is both an absolutely hilarious take down AND a love letter to the sub genre, and with its cliché destruction and genre deconstruction plays like a Scream of The Blair Witch Project."
"Comedy and horror are notoriously hard to juggle, but it is pulled off well here, and sometimes not even from scene to scene, but back and forth during one single sequence."
"supernatural elements run riot in the glorious and scary final act"
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