After the success of 2007’s Paranormal Activity and 2008’s Cloverfield, it should be no surprise that the horror genre is unwilling to release its death grip on cheap handicams. Grave Encounters, Apollo 18, Trollhunter, the [REC] series, and many more have all capitalized on this style of novelty film making.
Novelty or not though, these films have all found their own following and support for the style keeps growing because, well, people just keep going to see these movies. Area 407 follows suit, except this time it blends the horror stylings of the shaky cam, with the dino baddies of Jurassic Park. Check out the trailer below.
As you can see, it looks to be more of the same, but hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Area 407, formerly known as Tape 407, will see a short theatrical run starting on April 27th, and will premiere on VOD the same day.
How do you guys feel about the found footage approach? Is the market getting oversaturated, or can you not get enough? Sound off in the comments below.