From literary beginnings to its current status as a pop culture mainstay, found footage horror continues to make money and gain fans while bewildered critics look on. After an initial burst of popularity in 1999, it would be the influence of the Asian horror film boom of the early 2000s that helped the fledgling genre find a voice and purpose. By examining Cannibal Holocaust, The Blair Witch Project, The Ring, REC, Paranormal Activity and The Last Exorcism, journalist and playwright Alexandra West will discuss how found footage horror grew from its grassroots origins to become a defining horror trope of a young millennium.
April 18, 2013 at 8pm Big Picture
1035 Gerrard Steet East, Toronto
Cost: $12 advance, $15 at the door