Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Everything bad about “found footage” horror films can be found in 100 Ghost Street: The Return of Richard Speck (2012).  This is an uninspired amalgamation of everything that is wrong with the “found footage” film.  A group of film makers venture into a supposed haunted establishment to discover the truth about a series of murders committed by a serial killer (or some other type crazy person).  The film makers go into the establishment and at first have a little bit of “stupid” fun before they each start to disappear one by one.  When they finally realize that the establishment is indeed haunted they run around endlessly with “shaky cam” being killed one by one for the remainder of the film. 

Characters do stupid things and have even dumber motives and pretty much the film is a bore from beginning to end because the film makers never decide to actually do something new or creative with the material.  This, in a nutshell, describes the whole of 100 Ghost Street and because the film is filled with an unidentifiable cast and unknowns they can’t even hold together the abysmal script by Nancy Leopardi.  Directed by Martin Anderson the film is completely uninspired and barely competently executed but then again this can be said for most “found footage” horror films.

Of all the “found footage” films out there 100 Ghost Street is one that you can completely pass over and forget it even exists.  If you’ve already seen it then I feel sorry for you, but if you haven’t count yourself as one of the lucky few.

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