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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.
First of all to the moron who wants to spell stupid (s-t-o-o-p-i-d), get a life (or dictionary). Don't whine to people in your review about (sic) stoopid editing and then--for whatever reason--turn around and misspell the word. But I digress.
I found "Always Watching" on On-Demand. Since it didn't cost an arm and a leg (only $3.99), I thought I'd give it a try. As it began, it tended to drag just a little bit, and the viewer may think "here we go again" with the found footage premise, which has just about been beaten to death along with that proverbial horse.
It seems a family has mysteriously disappeared and, rumour has it, they were driven away by a mysterious man soon to be known as "The Watcher." Trouble is, it seems this man only turns up on camera. Three journalists are given the task of going through many reels of film trying to find some connection and, viola, they find...something.
As stated before, the found-footage genre is about as overdone as the Friday the 13th, Halloween, and Saw series. This one, which I think pays homage to "Sinister," is a cut above most. I thought the editing was what sold the picture for me. Again, this movie proves you don't have to have a screen awash with blood to scare people. In fact, I don't really know why this is rated R. It could have easily been PG- 13. Angus Scrimm (of "Phantasam" fame) make a brief appearance as a mentally disturbed patient.
I thought "Always Watching" would make for a fun viewing for a sleep- over for ages 12 and up. Rated "R" for language. It's what you don't see that scares you. Recommended.
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