The trailers for Phoenix Forgotten have been released several weeks ago and the thought on everyone’s mind is…this looks really familiar. While yes there are many “found footage” horror films out on the market “Phoenix Forgotten” looks mostly like the critically acclaimed “The Blair Witch Project”. Back when the first Paranormal Activity was released, found footage horror films were all the craze, but around 2012 after “V/H/S” was released they started to fall off the map.
Horror films started to go for a downhill spiral all together. Now in 2017 they are making a quick rise with awesome thrills but there was a period where horror was just cheesy, bloody, and bad. Some of the biggest culprits of bad horror films were coming out of the found footage territory with movies such as the later sequels to “Paranormal Activity”, “As Above So Below”, and “Befriended”. Some fans did enjoy these films but the consensus was that they were turning out to be quite lame. The stories were becoming thin, special effects lame, and acting sub par.
Why “Phoenix Forgotten” though?
While aliens are very cool and the sighting of U.F.O’s are intriguing to everyone, the biggest flaw this film already has is that it is a straight copycat of “Blair Witch”. The trailer shows this comparison with the group of kids going to investigate the sightings and something terrible happening in the process while in “Blair Witch” a group of kids go in search of the Blair Witch and something terrible happens….both obviously found footage films as well. “Blair Witch” was a film that pretty much restarted the whole entire found footage craze so it definitely deserves props and is a pretty suspenseful movie. The issue with that film though, is that you can only watch it once and be scared or interested…second time through it gets actually pretty boring. The sequel to “Blair Witch” reminded everyone that these found footage films are getting quite ridiculous and when the sequel to the greatest found footage horror film is bad than the remake a.k.a “Phoenix Forgotten” is destined to fall through and be easily forgotten.
What do you think? Is “Phoenix Forgotten” going to be good?
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