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Called The Dyatlov Incident in Europe. Pretty solid, despite huge issues with the characters, the main protagonist in particular who is so hammy and annoying your are just ACHING for her to be picked off (no spoilers there).
Strong story that isn't fully explored or realised, it chugs a long quite well. The ending will make you go 'OHHHH'.
I remebered it being better than it was, Sadly i feel like i wasted 1.5 hours on this.
Don't waste you time on this one. The first half (+) is like a really bad 'Reality TV' show. The second half (-) is mostly low light/dark scenes with the shaky, out of focus camera. It has only a minuscule part based on a true story, and some of that was erroneous. In 1959 10 'experienced' (In who's judgement?) young hikers hiked to the Ural Mountains Mount Otorten (Which translates to "don't go there") but got lost and wound up on another mountain slope known as Kholat Syakhl (Translates to "Mountain of the Dead."). One of the ten returned after becoming sick. The others did 'reportedly' (see below) die in 'mysterious circumstances', having fled their campsite, exiting tents with knives and not the entrance/exit, and some died with massive internal injuries but without signs of external trauma. Everything after this is NOT based on any fact. The mention of the USS Eldridge, a destroyer escort, is off of the 'letters of unknown origin' that were written in 1955, 12 years after the supposed experiment. The hoax does not conform to known physical laws and is attributed to a crackpot Allende, aka: Carl Allen. Also, please remember, in 1959 the Cold War was hot and the Soviet Union State controlled/censored everything written or spoken. If the report, any report, was not 100% positive about communism & the Soviet Union it was re-written to present the report as to state's idea of what it should say, plain made it up, or denied it all together. (Just like the dimocratic party of today.) It is mostly un-spirited acting and the last half leaves lots of unconnected pieces of action. Save almost two hours of your life that you will not get back and pass on this one.
I'm on record as not being a fan of Found Footage Horror. But I was ready to give The Dyatlov Pass Incident a passing grade, maybe even a positive one. Until the ending. The sudden emergence of PS2 graphics was bad enough (especially for something that is supposed to have been captured on a real-world camera) but something happens (no spoilers) in that same sequence which just doesn't make any sense, even completely contained within the movies own canon. These things took me out of it completely, and sullied what could have been a surprisingly good experience.
I'm not a huge fan of "found footage" movies but this one isn't bad. Dyatlov Pass is one of my favorite mysteries so i enjoyed this take on it, silly as it is.
If you like found footage this one is actually pretty ... good. tho it does go a bit crazy at the end with its theory of what happened.
All of you idiots that keep saying “Blair witch ripoff...Blair witch ripoff” STOP! Found footage is a genre! This movie is NOTHING like Blair witch except for the genre. That being said. It’s a pretty okay movie...acting subpar...cgi terrible. Constant camera glitches annoying. Cool concept. A little too long. Beginning is super slow. Many times it made no sense who was moving the camera. Especially the very last shot.
Good up until it shows the CGI monsters. then movie got bad
Fergus Stapleton. Standard enough found footage film. Interesting background story based on a true event. Starts well with good location work and the usual collection of characters. Decides to go a certain way with the story that is not entirely convincing and gradually loses momentum though it does deliver a clever enough end. Overall watchable but not great.
I can't help feeling that the producers of this film would have been better served making a drama about the initial alleged events, which were far more interesting, rather than using them as a basis to spin off an entirely different thread. It is still a decent enough film, and credit has to be given to any project that manages to squeeze in teleportation, mutant humanoids, yeti, grisly murders, espionage, and government conspiracies, all in the existing framework of one of the most enduring mysteries of our time.
Read the full review here: https://cmsaunders.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/film-review-the-dyatlov-pass-incident-2013/