ByAlisha Grauso, writer at
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Alisha Grauso

Dear Hollywood,

I know that it's a "thing" now and that you have a love of overdoing things to death in your business, but can we please, PLEASE retire the "found footage" concept as a horror movie conceit now? Please?

Thanks in advance.


One agitated writer

Another day, another found footage horror film. In this case, sci-fi horror, but still found footage as the framework, all the same. -Biehn makes her directorial debut in The Night Visitor, and while we don't know much about the plot details as it has just started production, we do know it will be about a mother trying to save her son from a sinister alien presence. It just got its first teaser poster, too. Check it out:

I feel like this is an homage to the Poltergeist poster, no? Just me?

Anyway, while I am burned out on the whole found footage conceit, I am crossing my fingers that perhaps Blanc-Biehn can take an overdone genre and inject some new life and creativity into it. Because if there's one horror theme that scares the pants off me, it's aliens. Well, aliens and religious-themed horror. And dolls.

Maybe clowns, too.

Oh, and Carrot Top. Definitely Carrot Top.

Okay, so that's, like, five themes, but still.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to this horror project, or are you just tired of found footage? Let us know in the comments.



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