It’s a great idea, drawing on the best traditions of the genre and mashing it up with the recent – and tired – trend for found footage films. A film applying the philosphy of the Twilight Zone with a more contemporary twist is right up my street, and I’ve been keeping an eye on the film since it debuted to wide acclaim at Sundance earlier this year. The poster has just been released (click to enlarge).
The segments making up the anthology are directed by some real up-and-coming horror helmers: Adam Wingard (You’re Next), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), David Bruckner (The Signal), Joe Swanberg (Autoerotic) and Ti West (the bonkers House of the Devil). I’m not going to go into any more detail than that because the film is one that is definitely best approached with as little prior knowledge as possible, but suffice it to say that it takes the found footage genre in some unexpected directions.
The film is released in the US by way of video-on-demand on 31 August and then in selected theatres from October. There’s no news on a UK release, but I’d be surprised if it wasn’t at FrightFest.