I recently joined the film club at my local Frida Cinema and I would like to start blogging my experiences at seeing different movies. Last night I was The Outwaters so might as well start!
This movie was definitely an experience. Overall I didn’t get what I wanted out of this movie. In general I don’t tend to enjoy found footage due to the shaky cameras. One of my favorite things about film is camera work and crafted scenes and angles and I tend to not see that (at least in the found footage films that I’ve seen).
I loved the out-of-this-world-lovecraftian elements but I wish they were developed a bit more. I also didn’t get enough pay off for the hour of character development that happens prior to the crazy stuff. You do really get to know some of these characters, but I don’t think any of that knowledge gets used once things go wild.
Recommended for anyone that loves found footage or really likes lovecraftian horror. Made me want to seek out The Void again. I’m glad I saw it but I doubt I would seek it out to watch again. However, some of the images will probably stick with me for a while.