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Mortal Remains (2013)

A docu-thriller focusing on the life, brief career, and mysterious death of Maryland filmmaker Karl Atticus, referred to by some as the "godfather of the slasher film." Features interviews ... See full summary »

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Man in Parking Garage
Bryan Beard ...
Evil Hippie #2
Elizabeth Brokaw ...
Frightened Moviegoer
Charles Craig ...
Newscaster (as Charles F. Craig)
Eric Cravenor ...
Violent Rioter (as Eris S. Cravenor)
Michael Coote ...
Vomiting Moviegoer (as Michael V. Croote)
Brett Day ...
Prof. Lyle Thackeray
Mia Gillespie ...
Evil Hippie #3
Peter Graf ...
Karl Atticus
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James 'Doc' Herrmann ...
Mercenary #2 (O'Brien)
Grant L. Hopkins ...
Cemetery Manager (as Grant Leslie Hopkins)
Mark Janicko ...
Victim in Footage
Derek January ...
Tribal Man
Addison Johns ...
Cloaked Figure #2
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A docu-thriller focusing on the life, brief career, and mysterious death of Maryland filmmaker Karl Atticus, referred to by some as the "godfather of the slasher film." Features interviews with various historians and aficionados including Eduardo Sanchez, director of "The Blair Witch Project," who in a 2008 interview posited the question: Why, for nearly four decades, has Atticus's story been practically eradicated from the annals of cinematic history? Written by Anonymous

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Pseudo Documentary/Found Footage done right!
25 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Do you remember Karl Atticus?

What happens when two filmmakers ask a simple question about a local director who died under mysterious circumstances decades ago? Mortal Remains follows the journey of two filmmakers trying to uncover the mystery of Karl Atticus, a Maryland filmmaker responsible for one of the biggest film urban legends in Maryland history. It all starts off lighthearted enough as Chris and Mark innocently enough begin to unravel the mystery of Karl Atticus' lost film MORTAL REMAINS. The film was only screened once to a local crowd and was never seen again. All traces of the film and Karl are erased from local records and the mere mention of his name brings dread to those who know of him and his films. The more they ask, the more they find themselves drawn deeper into not just the world of a local legend but something even more sinister. Strange occurrences begin to plague those who know the legend and to those around them. The search for the truth, and the film (long believed to be destroyed) provides the viewer with a terrifying experience that can only be attributed to Karl Atticus.

With found footage films becoming more common place it's easy to discard this as another run of the mill FF film. This film has none of the tropes and clichés found in today's found footage films. From almost the start the atmosphere of this film is intense and does not let up until the end. No film since The Blair Witch Project has terrified me like MORTAL REMAINS. This film is very well done and never once are you subjected to overly done clichés. The best thing to do is to see this film, you won't regret it. But be careful when you ask someone 'Do you remember Karl Atticus."


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