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Afflicted Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com
April 4, 2014
"Afflicted" is as emotionally involving as a really accomplished special-effects sizzle reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
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
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
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
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.
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+
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
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.
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
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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.
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
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
September 18, 2013
Afflicted is one of those small films that never feels small, and it serves as a real announcement for the talents of Derek Lee and Clif Prowse as well as all of their gifted collaborators.
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
October 15, 2013
Cool, creepy stuff that should please horror nuts and relative scaredy-cats in equal measure.
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.
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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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+
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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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
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
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