Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old girl in the secluded wilderness and take it upon themselves to find her. Linking the case of the missing girl and the missing students together, the detectives race to piece enough information together to find them alive.Written by
Written by Dez Hope and Amber Ojeda
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Gets better in second half
I guess I'm a glutton for punishment, because I've seen just about every "found footage" horror and sci-fi movie there is.
"Levenger Tapes" spends about 40 minutes being one of the worst of the genre I've seen, and ultimately, anyone who isn't a true fan of found footage probably won't like this. I mean, it comes complete with the obligatory car-trip opening in which the characters' witty banter is supposed to introduce and endear them to us. Cliches abound in the first half, and some aspects carry through, like characters making illogical choices.
But the movie turns out to be something I didn't expect, in terms of what the 'scare factor' was. Like another reviewer said, the film description on this site gives away more than perhaps it should, yet really doesn't give away the game. There was an interesting component that was underdeveloped, but pulled the movie out of the gutter for me. I urge you to stick with this one to the end.
One scene also managed to really freak me out, involving a flashlight in a bush--you'll know it when you see it.
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