Mockumentary

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

The only other documentary style horror I’ve seen to date had been Behind The Mask. While I strongly recommend that, I wouldn’t so much with The Poughkeepsie Tapes.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved this movie. Outside of the effects used to simulate the cheap VHS tapes, it was really good. However, it’s not comfortable material at all. Watching 1.5 hours of disturbing imagery that feels a little too close to what real life killers had done is a little heavy, especially considering the graphic nature of a lot of the themes.

Really wack, and until mid-late 2018, really hard to find too.

Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon

In the same vein as Scream and Cabin In The Woods, Behind The Mask does a great job of being a reasonably self aware horror flick.  The documentary aspect is a great twist to add to a story that could feel overdone if you aren't careful, and it helped elevate this movie to a great level.

I enjoyed the various moments the movie referenced other killers as well.  It was especially amusing considering the cameos from Kane Hodder and Robert Englund.

The end came as a surprise as well, it made the movie feel worth the watch.