House of Macleod reporting on NOVEMBER REPORT!!

Hello movie buffs and welcome once again to the House of Macleod movie review corner. Today we look at Swedish director Carl Sundstrom’s found footage horror Report November (2022, 1h 26m) starring Signe Elvin-Nowak, Jonas Lundstrom, Isabel Camacho, Cristian Asvik, Camilla Westman and Johannes Yachouh from a screenplay and story by Sundstrom and Nathaniel P. Eriandsson.

The story begins as we meet Ola (Lundstrom), a reporter who’s been hired to take a closer look at a mystery that’s been terrifying a small town. In this small town in the heart of Sweden, a woman and her baby went missing while walking near the woods on the outskirts of town. The woman’s body was found, terribly mutilated but the baby was never found. Ola’s producers send him, an award-winning journalist named Linn (Elvin-Nowak) and a team of two cameramen (Camacho, Asvik) to investigate and possibly put an end to the deceased wife’s distraught husband, Michael (Yachouh) . As the team goes deeper into the woods, they discover much more than they could have ever imagined.

Report November surprised me and as you know, I love surprises. When I sat down on it earlier tonight with my cup of coffee and box of cookies to watch some movies, I thought it was going to be another super low-budget horror that deserved its place in Target’s discount rack. . However, as I got deeper into the film, I found myself really enjoying what I was watching. There’s a kind of realism, the way the characters talk to each other, the way they react to different things that are kind of lacking in other found horror movies.

The actors themselves do very well and although the film is subtitled from its Swedish language, I felt it added to the atmosphere. It places you firmly in a foreign land with a language you don’t understand, and then it reinforces the feeling of isolation as the team goes deeper into the backcountry. I’d be lying to you if I said this story has an original story, but the way it’s presented sets it apart from the likes of Blair Witch Where paranormal activity, of which there are profoundly obvious comparisons. There were little things though, little touches like the camera glare on a map they were reading and one of the characters adjusting the camera settings, that hint of realism, that made the proceedings slightly more believable. than that of a major Hollywood studio. would have left for. It’s cut in a way that’s half documentary, half found. There are interview segments scattered throughout and an ending that was actually quite refreshing to see in a horror movie – Originality. While I felt the movie could have increased the scares, I don’t think the whole movie suffers because of their lack.

Here’s what director Carl Sundstrom had to say about it –

“Many years ago, when I first got a glimpse of the second act of Cannibal Holocaust, I felt that mockumentaries were the best way to touch audiences deep within. A way to create an authentic feeling through a documentary format and bring the horror off the screen into the real world.Since then, I’ve been an avid found footage fanatic who enjoys storytelling from a point of view. POV view Having the slow burn concept where you get to know the characters inside and out and feel like a part of the story A style of film where you can’t show more than what the characters see. What they know, you know, and what you know, they know.

I really enjoyed “Reportage November” and if you like that style of horror, I think you will too. The film is available to rent or buy on most digital platforms including Apple TV, Google Play, Vudu and Microsoft Movies & TV and will be available on the Terror Films YouTube channel from October 20 at 6 p.m. 00 PST with live chat. You can check their Facebook page or the movie page for more information. However, if you live in the UK, the film is available to stream or purchase on Amazon Prime.

House of Macleod Official Score: 8/10 Could have been scarier, but still a fun walk through the woods.

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