Monday, June 24, 2013

"Evolution of Found Footage Horror" Film Talk & Midnight Screening of The Blair Witch Project

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Ghosts in the Machine: The Evolution of Found Footage Horror
A Film Talk by Alexandra West
Saturday, June 29
Somerville Theatre
8 pm
$15 (Cash only at door)
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Love it or hate it, the "found footage" conceit in today's cinematic climate remains popular as an entertainment format, as well as a useful technique for storytelling on a budget. The monstrous success of The Blair With Project and Paranormal Activity franchise have paved the way for independent filmmakers to get around tight budgets, and genre films fans, though polarized in their attitudes toward "shaky cam" horror films, continue to devour nearly every offering.

Toronto film journalist and radio host Alexandra West (Rue Morgue, Famous Monsters of Filmland) will be in the Boston area on Saturday, June 29 to conduct her acclaimed film talk on the "Evolution of Found Footage Horror", which traces the history of the conceit from literary beginnings to mainstay in modern cinema. Discussion will include seminal films such as Cannibal Holocaust and The Blair Witch Project, as well as acclaimed modern hits like [REC] and The Last Exorcism.

West will also be introducing a midnight screening of The Blair Witch Project (separate admission) at the  Somerville Theatre.

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