Watch: Eerie French Viral Video for Found Footage Horror 'Afflicted'
by Alex Billington
September 12, 2013
"Prepare to be shocked." Time to get your first look at the incredible Midnight Madness film I flipped over at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this week called Afflicted. As much as I would love to say this footage is being purported as real, having seen the film I know these scenes well and they're awesome in the context of the found footage horror feature film reminiscent of Chronicle. This viral video shows two guys in France who met the two stars at a bar and received clips that show some shocking stuff. It's a cool early tease and a fun way to build some buzz for this and spread the word. Check it out below, and watch all the entire thing.
Here's the French viral video found online for Derek Lee & Clif Prowse's Afflicted, sent in by a reader:
Description from TIFF.net: This ingenious feature debut follows two friends (played by co-directors Derek Lee and Clif Prowse) who set out to travel the world. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn when one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction that gradually takes over his entire body. Afflicted, written and directed by Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in the Midnight Madness category. CBS Films will be releasing Afflicted in early 2014 but an exact release date hasn't been set yet. The film will also play at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX later this month. Read my review.
Reader Feedback - 7 Comments
This was pointless
Luke Hanna on Sep 12, 2013
so maybe he doesn't kill himself since he emails the videos... A super powered horror(?) movie i'll watch.
iamNotLegend on Sep 12, 2013
Watching dudes watch You Tube videos is REALLY boring. In the age of cg and vfx, the fact that they're "freaking out" about the vidz is just kind of silly. The whole thing felt really forced. Your comparison to Chronicle seems spot-on though. Chronicle Part Deux, European Vacation?
RJmacready on Sep 13, 2013
It could be forced, but it has a feel of guys fooling around & discovering something out of the ordinary. Obvious on my part, but showing stuff like this makes it intriguing nonetheless. Seems playful & turns into something more serious...Part of the this genre, I guess.
Random on Sep 13, 2013
If anything, this made me significantly LESS excited to see this movie. Like others have said, watching people watch internet videos and freaking out over them, despite the vast amount of fake videos we have in these times, is very, very, very boring.
Chazzy on Sep 13, 2013
Didnt really like that, but ill give the movie a try. Like someone else said, i was excited and that clip made me less so.
Snowmanfloza on Sep 13, 2013
Just to clarify my earlier comment. (I hate being a Debbie Downer.) It was more of a critique of the trailer (or whatever this is supposed to be) as opposed to the film. I'm a fan of the genre and I'll probably still check out the movie. I just didn't find this to be effective as a marketing device. It just does not work IMHO. No one's going to get "swept up" in two dudes feigning excitement and disbelief about You Tube videos. A guy running faster than a scooter?! OMG!!! *Head explodes in amazement.
RJmacready on Sep 14, 2013
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