Polaroid is styled in the vein of The Ring and Final Destination and centers on a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera. Bird soon learns that the camera houses a terrible secret: whoever has their picture taken by it meets a tragic and violent end. The girl and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all.Written by
When the protagonist received the Polaroid SX-70 as a gift, she says, "It's the camera that Ansel Adams and Walker Evans used." Both Adams and Evans used large format cameras, predominately 8x10" film cameras for their work and their well-known work was done several decades before the SX-70 camera was introduced. Those large cameras are virtually on the opposite end of the camera spectrum and they had no automation and required a deep understanding of the photographic process, film development and printing to use. If either photographer ever used an SX-70, it was in their old age and was just to "play" with it. Also, both photographers were virtually retired by the time the SX-70 camera was introduced. In addition, when receiving the camera, the protagonist said that it was only made for one or two years in the 1970s. Actually, the SX-70 was in production from 1972 to 1981 (10 years). See more »
While there is nothing new or original here, a basic haunted object movie, it's actually well done if at times preposterous. The people behind it understand horror and the suspense is there, it's fairly well acted by an appealing cast and it's shot wonderfully in a dark atmospheric way, the way horror should be shot. As long as you go in understanding they weren't trying to reinvent horror, it's worth a watch.
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