Video Killer – UK, 2014 – reviews and film free to watch online

 

‘Press play for terror!’

Video Killer aka The Babyface Murders is a 2014 British supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Richard Mansfield. The Mansfield Dark Productions movie stars Victoria Falls, Jennie Fox, Michael Lieber, Darren Munn, Henry Regan and Jenny Lee. The film’s working title was V/H/S: Killer.

The film was released on DVD on the 13th September 2016 by Wild Eye Releasing and is available via Amazon.com

Plot:

When Amy receives a haunted VHS tape containing weird films from a figure stalking her she realises she is not alone and must find other victims who are being haunted to try and work out who is trying to kill them…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“The film has some creepy moments, particularly during the videos the lead watches, it also has a few really cool sequences and a few that will make viewers scratch their heads. It’s a bit of a mixed bag, but still entertaining for a decent amount of its runtime.” Cinema Crazed

“Mansfield hasn’t skimped on genuine film-making techniques, with plenty of establishing shots, different angles and cuts, the sort of camera-work and editing that distinguishes a real film from something lazily cobbled together. Care has been taken to tell a story, albeit one that raises as many questions as it answers. The result is genuinely creepy, a fascinatingly unnerving tale of justified paranoia…” Cult films and the people who make them

Video Killer is a film about urban paranoia and primal fear which doesn’t offer any easy answers. It’s indebted to a number of J-Horror films like Hideo Nakata’s 1998 movie Ring (there’s a couple of scenes with lengths of murderous video tape which are genuinely weird), but the film also captures a world […] and the concepts of  ‘is it live or is it Memorex?’ (to quote an old ad line) are stretched to breaking point.” Dark Eyes of London

“The saddest part of the whole thing is that there could have been a decent film produced out of all this.  The entire cast is game, and lead Victoria Falls gives an excellent performance despite the underwritten character she’s given. Also, the found footage style is very forgiving to a small budget.  However, the tone of the film is all over the place.” HNN

“Annoying one-note characters mar this conceptually intriguing story of a sentient, violent videotape, with shades of the Saw series and It Follows, among others. It’s meandering for a short movie and proves once and for all that there’s nothing scary about a furry hooded parka.” Horrorscreams Videovault

” …there are some great camera angles, particularly during the park scenes, the writing and characters are believable – for example, being an adult doesn’t mean you suddenly stop being afraid — and it’s overall a great story […] I believe Mansfield has created something interesting, enjoyable, original and most importantly, at points, scary.” The London Horror Society

 

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