Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film...and perhaps will be their only postcard home. Written by
Creepy good! Found-footage horror flick that manages to breathe new life into the tired sub-genre
AFFLICTED (2013) *** Found-footage horror flick that manages to breathe new life into the tired sub-genre thanks to newbie tag-team filmmakers (and real-life buds) Derek Lee and Clif Prowse as the duo embark upon a globe-trotting journey into fear, when Lee's encounter with a beautiful woman (Baya Rehaz) has disastrous results - namely transforming him into a vampire. While the cheeky team acquits itself in acknowledging the mythos of nosferatu it upends it as well in the process involving some jaw-dropping special visual effects in spite of the at-times shaky-cam viewpoint. With this calling-card feature length debut lets hope this inventive creative duo not fall into the BLAIR WITCH trap of being a one-trick pony and continue a promising budding career as filmmakers. Creepy good!
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