thriller movie that I really enjoyed that flew under the radar in many countries was 2002's #MyLittleEye.
Made in the heyday of the initial explosion of reality shows and found footage, this movie successfully combined them and came out with an effective little feature. As part of an internet broadcast, five people, including #LauraRegan
Presents They and #DeadSilence), #NickMennell
remake) and #KrisLemche
agree to stay in a mansion for six months while having their lives streamed online - with each one who makes it winning a million dollars. Things get increasingly weird as the deadline approaches (with an appropriately creepy appearance by #BradleyCooper)
making the cast think they are being set up to lose so the producers won't have to pay any prize money... they discover they are being set up alright, but not in the way they think. The film depends solely on fuzzy security camera-like footage which gives it a bit of an authentic feel. While the film cheats at times with the subtle inclusion of sound effect stingers and music that take you out of that realism - the music is unavoidable in the finale - it still managed to achieve a level of confusion, anxiety and genuine uncertainty throughout. From it's Real World-style opening to it's gleeful and brutally bleak ending, I really liked this movie way more than I thought I would, and recommend it to those wanting a little familiar territory that ends up being anything but.