THE BLACK WATER VAMPIRE (2014) Reviews of found footage horror

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The Black Water Vampire is a 2014 American found-footage horror film written and directed by Evan Tramel. Also known as Black Water Vampire

The movie stars Danielle Mason (Werewolf Rising; Tales of the Wicked Unseen; Twinge), Andrea Monier (Are You Scared 2), Anthony Fanelli, Robin Steffen (Naked Zombie Girl), Bill Oberst Jr (The Devil Within; Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies; Dracula’s War)

Plot synopsis:
Every ten years for the last forty years, a woman’s body is discovered in the woods outside of Black Water, drained of blood and bearing mysterious bite marks. Raymond Banks (Bill Oberst Jr) has been convicted of the crime, but Black Water resident Danielle (Danielle Lozeau) doesn’t believe that he’s the murderer.

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Hoping to prove his innocence and thus get Raymond off of death row, Danielle convinces her friends Andrea (Andrea Monier) and Rob (Robin Steffen) to venture out into the woods to search for evidence. They hire Anthony (Anthony Fanelli) to film their search, which quickly turns bizarre when they begin to hear stories about supernatural creatures.

Despite Rob’s misgivings, the group begins a three-day hike to see where one of the bodies was discovered, only to get lost in the process. As they try to make their way through the woods, the group finds that someone – or something – is following them…

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Reviews:

” …pretty original as far as found footage vampire movies go. Is there a real vampire? Is Banks the actual killer? Will the group make it out alive? These questions and more will be answered by the end of the film, which was actually pretty good.” Horror-Movies.ca

” … the camera work here is certainly better than Blair Witch. Things are steadier and that helps tremendously. Secondly, there’s a whole subplot involving the would-be potential killer Raymond Banks (played by veteran Bill Oberst, Jr).” Arrow in the Head

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“If you enjoy found footage movies and you can forgive the lack of originality in the first hour the pay-off is worthy, creepy and, on a couple of distinct occasions actually makes solid use of the found footage conceit.” The British Fantasy Society

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“As a con, the use of camera at times seemed a little forced, but that is always going to be the case with this style of film (even the more magnificent examples such as the Rec series had their clunky moments in this regard). But if a film keeps you truly interested then that is certainly a big plus.” Taliesin Meets the Vampires

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” …it kicked all sorts of ass on a number of levels. While the premise may not be the most original in the world the movie is still very well-written and interesting. If you ask me this movie was what the very overrated and unsatisfying The Blair Witch Project should have been.” Horror News

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