Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In Front of the Silver Screen-Windigo

                This is one of those 'found footage' movies. It is the story of a group of Canadian Film students in 2004, who are trying to shoot a documentary about deforestation in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. There they soon discover the legend of the Windigo is more than that...much more. So, yeah, I've put it off long enough, this is the first feature length real Slenderman movie. Yep, while the movie's characters reference him as a windigo, it's blatantly our Slender friend. So how is it?

                As a movie, pretty good. It scared me more than most of the crap Hollywood calls 'horror'. The suspense, tone, and atmosphere is pretty good, and it relies on them instead of CGI or jump scares.

               As a slender story, its average. It does better than the average vlog, but it isn't nearly as good as Marble Hornets, EverymanHYBRID, Tribe Twelve, DarkHarvest00, MLAndersen0, or CaughtNotSleeping. Why? Three reasons. The opening part before anything supernatural at all happens is way too long. The last third is really hard to follow, and it doesn't give a good enough indication of who has the camera, why anyone is doing what they're doing, or what in general is happening. And something really weird happens near the end with no warning or explanation. Overall, it's an okay movie. But it could have been much better. Hopefully Hylo will be better.

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