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Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)

R | | Horror | 7 April 2015 (USA)
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A small town news team discovers a box of video tapes where a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit, haunts and torments a family... slowly driving them insane. Soon after, they realize that the "Operator" has begun to stalk them as well.

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James Moran

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Ian Shorr (screenplay), Joseph DeLage (web series "Marble Hornets") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sara
Chris Marquette ... Milo Burns
Jake McDorman ... Charlie MacNeel
Doug Jones ... The Operator
Michael Bunin ... Dan Wittlocke
Alexandra Holden ... Rose Wittlocke
Morgan Bastin ... Tara Wittlocke (as Morgan E. Bastin)
Elizabeth Payne ... Barbara Sellers
Damon Gupton ... Leonard Herring
Tim Seitter ... Dean
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Gary Rockwell
Rick Otto ... Sheriff Lee Dylan
David Pevsner ... Kyle
Kathryn Gordon ... Makaela
Cynthia Murell ... Mary - Dancing Girl
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Storyline

On the hunt for an intriguing news story, a small-town news team follows a crew inspecting repossessed houses. Inside a particularly strange house, the news team discovers a box of video tapes inside a locked closet. Sensing a story, they decide to take them back to their studio. From the tapes, they learn that the family who had lived in the house was not pushed out by the banks, but fled the house in fear for their lives. Trying to decode the story, the crew keeps seeing a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit appear in the footage that causes the videotape to scramble. Their fear mounts when this figure, The Operator as he is deemed, starts to appear in their real lives, standing quietly and always watching them. Tortured and terrorized, the three crew members must track down the mystery of The Operator before it's too late.

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You shouldn't have looked.

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Rated R for some violence. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The first theatrically released film for Marble Hornets which is a YouTube web series. See more »

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I always feel like… somebody's You Tubing me!
27 November 2015 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

Apparently "Marble Hornets" the long-feature film is based on a series that can only be seen on You Tube. Personally I didn't know this series existed… No wait, let me rephrase that, personally I didn't even know there existed series that can only be seen on You Tube! Anyways, the series revolves on a fictional character referred to as Slender Man – although for legal reasons here re-baptized into 'The Operator' – who is a type of boogeyman-for-the-cyber-generation and appears in sinister internet videos rather than underneath your bed. The bad news, however, is that "Marble Hornets" is also one of those dreadful Found-Footage horror movies, which means that the hand-held camera-work is horrendous (and, no, it's not adding any atmosphere or suspense), the characters are underdeveloped and over- the-top hysterical most of the time and that the film ends suddenly and abrupt without any type of proper explanation. Sara and Milo are a not-so professional duo of news reporters, sharing a brief but uncomfortably awkward love history, are following around a team of evictors for a human-interest documentary. They enter a rather nice and well-decorated middle-class family house where the residents cleared rushed out of unforeseen and in a hurry. They stumble upon a pile of family videos and discover that the father became gradually paranoid – and righteously so – because he always spotted a sinister figure observing his family from a distance. This perpetrator can only be seen through the lens of a camera and pretty soon he's also stalking Sara, Milo and their obnoxious supervisor Charlie. If you disregard the connection with the Internet series, "Marble Hornets: The Operator" is an incredibly mundane and forgettable movie. The only remotely interesting added value in the script is the unhealthy relationship between the lead protagonists. For example, Sara and Charlie learn about the existence of The Operator when they stumble upon Milo's private videos in which he's stalking Sara. Both the appearance and the background story of The Operator aren't very interesting or scary, and he honestly doesn't do a whole lot apart from discretely standing in the background. If there ever was a movie that is suitable for Found-Footage fanatics only, it must be this one.


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