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Afflicted Reviews

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Bill Graham
The Film Stage
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+
Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)
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.
Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
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
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 4, 2014
A mix of "Innocent Blood," and Cronenberg's "The Fly," with a hefty injection of "Chronicle."
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 4, 2014
There's life yet in the found-footage horror genre.
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 4, 2014
The best found-footage movie since CHRONICLE. Ambitious, and beautifully shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jay Stone
Canada.com
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
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
April 3, 2014
smart enough to fill the void with an intriguing idea, effectively executed
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Justin Chang
Variety
April 3, 2014
A nifty found-footage thriller that marks a promising debut for writing-directing duo Clif Prowse and Derek Lee.
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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
Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve
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
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
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+
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
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
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
March 20, 2014
Afflicted is an unconventional horror movie with the guts to successfully reinvent not only one stale horror subgenre - but two.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 15, 2013
Cool, creepy stuff that should please horror nuts and relative scaredy-cats in equal measure.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 14, 2013
...the movie's appealing, affable atmosphere [is] perpetuated by both the first-person presentation and the personable nature of the two central characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
GeekNation
October 2, 2013
A step in the right direction for the burgeoning filmmaking style that still needs to figure out how to tell stories as inventive as its techniques, or at least find ways not to completely discombobulate viewers with the ones they're telling now.
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William Goss
Film.com
September 30, 2013
Puts enough of a new spin on old nightmares to stake a claim all its own.
John Gholson
Movies.com
September 27, 2013
An authentic approach to outrageous material doesn't just sell the film as actual found footage, it also shows remarkable intuition by first-timers Lee and Prouse.
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