A pair of happy-go-lucky siblings, left alone while their parents recover from an illness, play a series of pranks on each other. The game becomes nightmarish when they realize something sinister is watching them - and it wants to play too.
Uploaded by: FREEMAN November 07, 2023 at 01:16 PM
While this movie is by no means BAD, simply low budget, it isn't meant to be a found footage movie. It just had to be one due to not having the money needed to do what needed to be done.
I'm a found footage fan so this didn't work for me but good effort. Good acting (for children), original ideas and a few genuine scares but it just tries to do and be too much. The found footage aspect just can't accomplish everything they wanted to do here.
The camera work is good, the house is creepy and lit well and there are no real "mistakes" to speak of. Just artsy, odd choices and a lack of means to pull everything off. Also the ending is going to be hard to understand for some.
It's really a 3 but I'll add an extra star for trying so hard.
Reviewed by chrisdewickey8 / 10
Pushes The Boundaries of Found Footage
A lot of hate for this title from the FF community. On one hand it's understandable because He's Watching is NOT really a Found Footage movie. But on the other hand, it's something much weirder and arguably even better.
The idea behind this movie is that it starts out as a pretty standard found footage flick, but sort of snowballs into (basically) a demon using found footage and electronic recording to communicate and disrupt the lives of two teenage children. If you've seen Benson and Moorehead's "The Endless," this is a very similar concept of a monster creating found media to communicate, just taking it into the natural next stage of presentation.
The only real issue that I had with this movie is the angle of the pandemic. As I understand it, this movie was shot during COVID-19 lockdowns, and in the film the two main children are home alone because of a mysterious virus that targets adults and has left their parents hospitalized. Chalk it up to pandemic fatigue, but I didn't need this movie to be stapled to a real-life event. It just came across as distracting.
But this is one of those FF movies that is more about the feeling of FF than the logical machinations to justify FF. As much as I like FF movies that have a compelling reason to keep the camera rolling, when filmmakers go in the COMPLETE opposite direction I think it's just as exciting. Give this one a shot!
Reviewed by kjckb2 / 10
Started Interestingly But Failed Miserably. Way too confusing!!
The movie had its share of creepiness and started out interestingly enough, but then it strolled out into left field and made no sense. Hard to follow. Random scenes and images, then they attempt to explain in the end but still leave you very confused at the roll of the credits. Seems like it tries to be too artsy-fartsy at times. I just like a good horror story! This one tries to hard to be artistic, definitely like its coffeehouse horror. I want my $7 back!!