The Bucks County Massacre (2010)
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Or something like that, because most of the found footage in this movie consists of shots of the ground and of the low-growing foliage on the property. To be fair, though, this aspect bumped up BCM a point or two for me since this is more like how actual found footage would look. As it is, it takes 63 minutes of this 84-minute flick for anything resembling "horror" to take place. Then the remaining characters watch the footage again and the girls shriek and cry while the guys get macho and grab shotguns. Most of the rest of the cast then gets killed inside the house and there's no more footage shot.
There's a framing device of filmmakers putting together a documentary on the massacre and interviewing family members of the victims but it doesn't really work because everyone is portrayed as being really nice kids and then at the party they're mostly really nice kids and then they're dead formerly really nice kids.
It's nice that we get a glimpse or two of the killer but it really just left me wanting more. Also, the last ten minutes or so do generate a fair amount of suspense and dread - I wish there had been more of this and less exposition. As it is, Bucks County Massacre ends up being a pretty boring affair.
***When you see five or six 2 and 3 star reviews then another few 9 and 10 star reviews, something is up. All you have to do it click on the user names of these 9's and 10's and you'll see they had never before, and have never since, reviewed a film on here. Obviously people involved in the film. Completely misleading to those who don't know better.
This is the type of movie that deserves to be pirated, as I'm sure most of you who saw it did. Don't try to trick people. Let the film speak for itself. At least at that point, you can give them credit for their attempt.
Bottom line. Fake reviews will mislead people into watching this. It's bad. Really, really bad. This coming from someone who will give any found footage movie a chance.
This is a cheap, very very cheap found footage indie horror movie, that has literally nothing to offer.
The first 50 minutes are filming a party. Yes, that's it. Absolutely nothing else happens than some early 20s people having a party. A pretty lame party, as it happens to be. The people are extremely unlikable and boring. They play guitar hero, sing with a guitar and talk. Like, the birthday party of a 12 year old.
After 50 minutes, something happens, which leads to some persons running back to the party, showing the rest of the gang what they just filmed. All watch it, in real time, and we see the reactions to the film material, that we just watched some minutes before.
Talking about recycling, huh?
After that, a lot of shaky hand camera stuff goes on. Until the end you hear some screaming, then it's finally over.
Sure it does, because it was!
The one and only thing that happened could have been avoided, if the guys from the party just stand together and beat the aggressor up. No one needed to die.
So, this is super lazy "storytelling" (there hasn't been really much of a "story), the characters are unlikable (and let's be honest here, butt ugly on top), you can't see anything, and nothing happens.
I totally see no reason why anyone should watch this. I love found footage movies and horror flicks, and I tend to honor the effort of making movies. But this? This was not a movie, and I cannot recommend it to anyone.
1/10, and only because you can't give 0.
The man-thing was barely seen, and the purpose of the slaughter was unclear. He wasn't EATING them, so why ATTACK them. I wanted to slap those stupid girls so very badly. I kept saying SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP. They wouldn't stop their infernal screaming, even when it would've been prudent for them to be friggin' QUIET.
All in all, a hack job of a stupid found footage mess. Blech.
Now let me be clear I'm quite a fan of Brain Damage films, for those unaware they are a hyper low budget film company that makes mostly horror films.
Here they've adopted the lowest budget genre of all, found footage. It's yet another that opens with disclaimers claiming that it's all real yadayadayada.
Over an hour of the film is character development, yes really! When something does finally happen it's rushed, loud and ultimately you don't see anything.
The film has the genres usual tropes, screaming, excuses for still filming, walking through the woods & night vision. Did I mention screaming?
I'm not a hater of found footage I just hate that every man and his dog are making them and that nothing actually happens.
This is dreadful stuff.
Character development is solid
An hour of character development is too much
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Brain Damage films should stick to making movies set around Syn DeVil getting her boobs out
I wish there was something positive I could say about this movie but I struggle to find any good points.
This movie consisted of two parts with bad acting being consistent across both parts. Part one was a group of annoying 20 somethings partying and yelling. Part two was the same bunch of annoying 20 somethings freaking out and yelling.
The camera shaking was beyond annoying, I have never found any other found footage movie as frustrating as this one. I think that is because with most FF movies the really bad camera shaking is at the end when the poo hits the fan, with this one it started at the beginning, didn't stop and was nauseating.
If you are really desperate for a FF flick then go ahead but I would pop it at the very bottom of my list. sorry.
FLAWS: are a little to much party,to much screaming
GOOD:entertaining,suspenseful,you get to see the killer somewhat unlike other found footage films and its ORIGINAL!Hope this goes Mainstream!!!
I've seen some bad reviews about this movie, and I'm not sure why? Yes the movie was about an hour of "getting to know the characters", but that's what I liked about it. I actually felt bad for the characters, especially when they started getting picked off one by one. I would choose that any day over an invisible demon and a bunch of noises (Paranormal Activity) or 3 people walking in the woods (Blair Witch).
If you expect a disappointment, you're welcome. If you're an oblivious fanatic that just loves hearing and reading the same regurgitated lines, you're in for a whirlwind!
Bravo to the writer and director of this masterpiece! I actually enjoyed the fact that it was an entertaining window to the lives of the characters, instead of some mysterious demon lurking in the shadows. Man that creature (whatever it was), was pretty bad ass. When he ripped the throat out of the one girl my girlfriend jumped and screamed! I have to say, the tag line "The Blair Witch meets Paranormal Activity at Cloverfield!" is an understatement. The Bucks County Massacre is my new favorite found footage movie and it will be hard to top it....unless the creators are thinking of making a part 2?!?!
I recommend that people watch this film. Surely that's enough to convince you to watch it!
My rating: 9/10
Most found footage horror films don't even show a monster or a creature, and they use noises and suspense in order to scare the audience out of its wits. Most of the time, however, these stereotypes create a generic and boring film. One of the reasons I loved BCM is because it avoided these clichés and instead showed us the creature, and even showed us as it massacred the poor party goers.
this is a really fascinating work, i haven't seen anything like this in a long time!
"Bucks County Massacre" is easily the best found footage horror-thriller of all time. Nothing even comes close...and yes it is miles ahead of Paranormal Activity and Blair Witch Project...miles!! All in all, The Bucks County Massacre was an awesome . Amazing characters, vivid cinematography, great dialogue, lots of humor, soundtrack was nice, story exciting.