Shudder to stream Found Footage in 3D (and in 2D)
James R | On 14, Oct 2017
Shudder is bringing a whole new dimension to found footage this Halloween, with the exclusive release of Found Footage 3D.
Directed by Steven DeGennaro, the horror comedy follows an aspiring filmmaker who is hired to document the behind-the-scenes action of the “the first 3D found-footage horror film”. And so he packs up his camera and travels with the film’s crew to a creepy cabin in the woods. But when the fictional evil presence from their film begins appearing in his behind-the-scenes footage, he has to figure out how to stop it, or it just may find its way into the real world.
Promising to do what Scream did for slashers, FF3D takes a found-footage horror movie and populates it with people who are aware of all of the rules, tricks, and clichés of the genre. It first premiered at the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival in Boston last year, before Shudder snapped up the exclusive rights to the movie.
The cast includes Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O’Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin and critic Scott Weinberg.
Shudder will premiere Found Footage 3D on 26th October, just in time for Halloween. Before then, though, the subscription streaming service has now released the 2D version of the movie, just to whet horror fans’ appetites. In the US, Shudder is giving away free 3D glasses to the first 1,000 customers requesting them before Monday 16th October.
As well as the old-school red/blue glasses that will work on any display, Shudder will also stream the film in a version that is compatible with 3D TVs.
Here are three clips from the movie, in boring old 2D: