The Blair Witch Project? If so, that's a hard one to believe. If not, why then, some fifteen years later, would anyone practically remake that movie, this time setting it in a forest in Britain and adding a slightly more interesting -- if utterly obvious -- ending and a lot of bright lights? About those lights: Is there anyone left alive who find this sort of thing even vaguely scary? (They certainly were not so in this year's earlier alien romance, Honeymoon, and they are even less so here.) Final questions: Just because you are able to make a movie on a budget of two dollars and ninety-five cents, does this mean that you should? Has the old saw You get what you pay for completely lost its meaning? (From the looks of the movie itself, the poster above is where the entire budget was spent.)
HANGAR 10, which gives us three characters (above, below, and the guy on the poster, top) in search of a movie. The three do not seem to much like each other (the two men may be vying for the woman), and they do consistently stupid things throughout, while mostly yelling at each other. And, yes, we have a hand-held camera that shakes a lot and records almost nothing of any interest except a creature-like thing that runs in front of it for a moment about one hour along -- but is never seen nor heard from again.
Daniel Simpson, and his cast includes Robert Curtis, Abbie Salt and Danny Shayler. I dearly hope that someone will suggest to Mr. Simpson (and all other budding filmmakers) that a moratorium be called on this kind of torture-for-the-paying-audience movie. There is simply no longer any point to making stuff like this when every fourth-rate filmmaker can do it (and probably already has) in his sleep. Surely there are other ways (and plots available) to make a movie on the cheap? Please.
IFC Midnight, opens this Friday, November 7, in New York City at the IFC Center. And if you don't live in NYC, despair not. The film makes its VOD debut simultaneously.