Area 51 Review | Infinite Respawns

Christopher Cross of Infinite Respawns writes: Oren Peli may not have directed any film outside of Paranormal Activity, but his hand has been present on many horror projects that emulate a similar approach to the genre. While found footage existed prior to the prolific horror franchise, it wasn’t until Paranormal Activity‘s efficient use of the camera that the series and the entire found footage genre catapulted to new heights. It was an effective use of subtlety in a frame that gave a renewed sense of tension and dread. Peli’s return to directing horror has been much-anticipated by horror fans, but his newest project feels like someone who has been watching other found footage films from the sidelines and didn’t want to rejuvenate the genre, but attempt to make slight incremental improvements.

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