Culture Crypt: "A shockingly graphic climax"

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“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.”

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HorrorFreakNews: "A definite 'do not miss'!"

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"a definite 'do not miss'!"

"strikingly funny"

"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"

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We Live Film: "Funny and Scary with an engaging cast"

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"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."

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AICN: "The last found-footage horror movie that you’ll ever need to see"

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"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."

Read the full review here.

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Wicked Horror: "Up there with the best of the best in modern horror-comedy"

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"pure genius"

"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"

Read the full review here.

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Sight & Sound: "Paid me back for all of the Blair Witch imitations I've watched over the last 17 years"

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"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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Live for Films: "Both an absolutely hilarious take down AND a love letter to the sub genre"

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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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Scream Horror Mag: "Simply amazing in almost every way possible"

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"a found footage film for people that hate the genre"

"simply amazing in almost every way possible"

"some very effective uses of 3D"

"you’re best to have some fresh underwear at hand by the time the end credits roll"

"does for the sub-genre what Scream did for slashers"

"side-splitting comedy and super effective scares"

"a self-aware gem that takes great pride in poking fun at the genre on one hand whilst turning all expectations upside down"

"this movie is a ton of fun"

"There’s not only some incredible gags along the way but there’s also a few jumpy moments that had me literally leaping out of my seat."

"you will take great pleasure in screaming with laughter one minute then screaming with terror the next"

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Read the full review here.

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Horror Talk: "A surprisingly refreshing movie that may well rekindle your dwindling love of the shaky cam"

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"a surprisingly refreshing movie that may well rekindle your dwindling love of the shaky cam"

"the Scream of its time"

"Fully aware of the subgenre's failings, they’re able to produce a film that is both funny and scary."

"When the film starts to get darker it’s done effortlessly, you forget you’re not laughing anymore and are actually hooked on where the scares will be coming from next."

"a truly satisfying cinema experience"

"fantastic performances"

"What the filmmakers have achieved here is everything it set out to and more."

"fun, new and exciting"

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Britflicks: "The laughs are funny and the unsettling scares are the perfect reminder this is a horror film first, found footage second."

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"DeGennaro has done for the worn out, abused found footage sub-genre what Wes Craven’s Scream did for slashers"

"a very clever film that knows it knows the subject well"

"like Scream, it is not just an academic exercise of cleaning the film palate. It genuinely works on its own terms"

"The laughs are funny and the unsettling scares are the perfect reminder this is a horror film first, found footage second."

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