Ask anyone that knows me, I’m not the hugest fan of the found-footage sub-genre. So when I came across FOUND FOOTAGE 3D I was pretty excited to see a group of people that had the same issues with these movies as I did. Instead of bitching about them (like I always do) they grabbed a writer and producer from one of the most iconic horror films of all-time, and decided to make their own version, but in 3D and sprinkle a little fun into it. Below is an excerpt from their official campaign page (all links below). Not only does the movie sound cool as hell they got some great perks for donating, especially if you are a Texas Chainsaw Fan. After reading about the film, head over to their campaign and get an uncut version of The Return Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre ON VHS and signed by Henkel, or an Original TCM theatrical poster, there’s a lot to choose from!
Let’s face it—a lot of found footage movies suck. For every classic like Blair Witch, there are twenty vomit-inducing amateur crapfests made by people looking to make a quick buck because they think you—the horror fan—are too dumb to know better. Frankly, I’m sick of it, and I think you are, too.
The Scream of the Found Footage Genre
You may remember the same thing happening to slasher movies in the late 80s and early 90s. So when Scream came along, horror fans were ready for a smart movie that poked fun at the worst of the genre while exemplifying the best of it. It was funny, clever, and scary in equal measure, and it’s one of my absolute favorite horror movies.
Which is why, 20 years later, I’m making Found Footage 3D.
FF3D is about a group of filmmakers who go to a cabin in the woods to shoot “the first 3D found-footage horror movie”, but find themselves IN a found-footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.
Like Scream, the characters know all of the rules, tricks, and clichés of the genre. 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.
Of course, shooting a found footage movie in 3D doesn’t make a damn bit of sense. The whole point of found footage is that it’s supposed to be shot by some random dude with a camcorder, not a big Hollywood production company with a massive budget.
But our film’s main character thinks that found footage is an easy way to make a buck (or a buck and a half, with the 3D ticket premium). So, sense be damned, he buys a couple of 3D camcorders—one for the movie, one for the behind-the-scenes—and decides to be the first.
He’s an idiot, of course, but thank God for that, because it gives us a very good reason to shoot our movie in 3D. Furthermore, it gives us the opportunity not only to work the 3D intimately into the fabric of the story, but also to do things with 3D that no movie has ever done before. Because the truth is, found footage and 3D are actually a really natural match from an artistic point of view. Here’s why:
We have an amazingly talented team. Here are some of the key people behind Found Footage 3D:
Steven DeGennaro (writer, director, producer)
Kim Henkel (producer)
Charles Mulford (producer)
Scott Weinberg (co-producer)
Jeff Schwan (stunt coordinator)
Everett Byrom III (special effects supervisor)
Eric Zapata (special makeup effects artist)
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FOUND FOOTAGE 3D – Feature Horror Film From TCM Producer Kim Henkel
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