Written by John Squires
Ever since The Blair Witch Project burst onto the scene and popularized the sub-genre way back in 1999, the “found footage” style has been an oft-utilized staple of horror cinema, to the point that it’s been absolutely done to death in recent years. But don’t let the title fool you. Because Found Footage 3D, despite the way it may sound, aims to do for the sub-genre what Scream did for slasher flicks.
Produced by Kim Henkel, the co-creator of the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, director Steven DeGennaro’s Found Footage 3D is set to have its world premiere later this month at the third annual Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival, and the folks over at Entertainment Weekly just scored the trailer for the first-ever found footage film shot in three-dimensions. What’s it about, you ask? We’re glad you asked!
The film, partially funded through Indiegogo, centers on a group of filmmakers who set out to make the first 3D found-footage horror film, Spectre of Death 3D, but find themselves in a found-footage horror film when the evil entity from their movie escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
“Like Scream, the characters know all of the rules, tricks, and clichés of the genre,” DeGennaro wrote on the film’s Indiegogo page. “Like Scream, it turns those clichés on their heads and exposes many of the genre’s recent efforts for what they are: cynical cash grabs by clueless amateurs and/or Hollywood suits with dollar signs in their eyes. And, like Scream, FF3D is not just funny—it’s scary as hell.”
“Make no mistake—this is a horror movie, not a spoof.”
Check out the Found Footage 3D trailer below!
Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin, and Scott Weinberg star.