Whatever happened to horror film budgets?

Earlier this year, producer Brad Fuller gave an interview with Esquire about the upcoming Friday the 13th reboot, and he provided some fascinating insights into the current state of horror filmmaking. Fuller told a story about how in 2009 the latest Friday the 13th movie opened, costing Paramount Pictures $20 million. Later that year, Fuller…

The Gallows is the bottom of the found footage barrel

The Gallows is like a feature length argument for why found footage needs to die, chock full of absolutely everything that’s wrong with the first-person formula. It isn’t completely without merit, and there’s some great stuff in here, but given how cool the idea is, the movie itself is a massive disappointment. This thing never should have made it to theaters.