#Screamers/The Monster Project: Double Feature (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

#Screamers/The Monster Project: Double Feature (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
RATED: UR/REGION: O/2:35/1080P/NUMBER OF DISC: 1
AVAILABLE FROM Epic Pictures

#Screamers (2016)
DIRECTOR: Dean Matthew Ronalds
STARRING: Tom Malloy, Chris Bannow, Griffin Matthews

Two internet gurus investigate the authenticity of a series of Screamers videos. As they unravel the source of the mysterious videos, they uncover something far more sinister and terrifying about the people behind them.

Screams, which seems to officially be titled as #Screamers according to the IMDB page isn’t a bad found footage film. While that might seem like one of the laziest ways to describe an anthology film these days, you have to remember that a good found footage film is a lot harder to come by these days than it ever was before. Here’s we watch as a couple guys who are basically building the next YouTube get sent some strange videos with a big jumpscare in it and the mystery unfolds from there as they try to figure out where it came from. This means the movie has a whole bunch of chances to use these “screamers” to have a jumpscare on the screen, which might get you a time or two but is basically all the movie does offer up, as we don’t really have any gore to go along with things. Still, all things considered, it isn’t that. And it also at least makes for a good story that might be found footage but at least makes the best of the concept and it’s becoming more and more rare to find a movie that does just that. It isn’t Paranormal Activity by any means, but I liked it enough.

Extras

– Audio Commentary
– Behind the Scenes/Making of
– Smiling Man Web Series (11 Episodes)
– Trailer

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 85%

 

 

 

The Monster Project (2017)
DIRECTOR: Victor Mathieu
STARRING: Toby Hemingway, Justin Bruening, Murielle Zuker

Three people who are claiming to be “real life” monsters are interviewed by a film crew. When the night turns deadly, the crew must fight evil, inside and out.

The Monster Project is the second film on this found footage double feature and I’m sad to say that it doesn’t hold things together as well as the other film here. We have a movie that starts off well enough with some guys trying to make monster videos for the internet and then decide to do a whole show where they go and look for real monsters and that leads things where they go. Perhaps one of the things working against this one is the characters, as I don’t think we have as good of characters as you’d want for a movie like this and you really have nobody likable to get behind as we go down the usual found footage path. It makes for a nice double feature with the other movie and looks better in HD, but it isn’t the best of the two this Blu-ray offers up.

Extras

– Audio Commentary
– Deleted Scenes
– Trailer

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 93%