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Afflicted Reviews

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October 2, 2017
There's no beauty or inspiration in the film's shooting style, and most importantly, no terror. If this is "ingenious" horror filmmaking, as the programme note suggests, get me off this planet.
June 23, 2016
Despite thinking you may know where the story is headed, it continually subverts expectations and in places it doesn't, there's at least quality entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 1, 2016
This isn't the most exhilarating or groundbreaking endeavor of the horror genre, yet its cinematic and visual modus operandi works like a charm.
January 8, 2016
Rather than letting their budgetary constraints hold back their story, Prowse and Lee let their stunning visuals and compelling story do all the heavy lifting, creating a horror tale that's as scary as it is endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2014
Afflicted may be slightly more entertaining than most others films of the same type, but it's still unable to hide the fact that it's just as empty as most of them as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 13, 2014
When it comes to the ongoing cycle of handheld horror films at the local movie theater, there are far worse choices than a movie like Afflicted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2014
Lee and Prowse clearly have filmmaking abilities, but Afflicted doesn't feel complete. It's more of a cinematic sharpening stone than a deeply considered merging of genre and style.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 4, 2014
A mix of "Innocent Blood," and Cronenberg's "The Fly," with a hefty injection of "Chronicle."
April 4, 2014
There's life yet in the found-footage horror genre.
April 4, 2014
The best found-footage movie since CHRONICLE. Ambitious, and beautifully shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 4, 2014
"Afflicted" is as emotionally involving as a really accomplished special-effects sizzle reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2014
Runs smack into a number of generic clichés, from the back-and-forth bickering about how to deal with the situation to a lazy underlying misogyny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2014
"Found footage" has become a tired technique, but Lee and Prowse, who also wrote the screenplay, give it new life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2014
smart enough to fill the void with an intriguing idea, effectively executed
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2014
A nifty found-footage thriller that marks a promising debut for writing-directing duo Clif Prowse and Derek Lee.
April 3, 2014
Ambitious in scope and practically flawless in execution, Afflicted is good news for horror fans seeking something fresh and chilling from two impressively assured young filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 3, 2014
Multiple shots are thrillingly disorienting without straying into incoherence-a tricky line to walk-and it's genuinely hard to tell whether certain effects [...] are practical or computer-generated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
April 3, 2014
...illustrates the full cycle of evolution that the genre has endured since it first creeped us out.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 3, 2014
[Afflicted] evokes the escalating panic of a nightmare far better than the usual cheap horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 31, 2014
Nonetheless, we all know this terrain pretty well by now, and as Derek begins to change, each phase of his transformation feels overly familiar to anyone with a working knowledge of popular horror tropes.
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