‘It all starts with a tape’
Greywood’s Plot is a 2019 American horror film about two friends who journey into the woods to uncover if a video of a monster is a hoax.
Produced, directed and edited by Josh Stifter (The Good Exorcist) from a screenplay co-written with Daniel Degnan. The Flush Studios production stars Daniel Degnan, Kim Fagan, Samantha Kirchoff and Aaron McKenna.
” …Stifter’s use of black and white photography works fantastically in the rural settings (and yes, The Blair Witch Project must have been a visual inspiration – why the pair even get lost in the woods) and there are lots of little stylistic details, including some animated inserts and great low budget creature stuff, that keep things fresh.” Bloody Flicks
“For about the first 45 minutes this is the not-especially enthralling tale of two likeable, bumbling losers on the hunt to film the chupacabra for their youtube channel. Then it suddenly goes completely mental and becomes a modern-day version of early 1930s mad scientist movies. Shot in black and white this becomes sufficiently disturbing…” House of Mortal Cinema
” …there is an incredibly dark shift change in the film’s third act that turns the story on its head and is well worth the wait! Stifter does a great job of carrying the film as both lead actor and director of his own story […] The score from Curtis Allen Hager is subtle and underpinning but also incredibly grand at moments to heighten tension where it is used to full effect…” Indie Mac User
“A zero-money horror tale more than made up for with its wealth of imagination, Josh Stifter’s film handles its shifts in tone with an ease that’s far more assured than its gargantuan studio counterparts and takes the audience to some extremely dark places while never losing sight of the humanity of the piece. Greywood’s Plot wears its influences on its gore-soaked sleeve but it has plenty to say of its own.” Love Horror
“Originality is a strange and elusive thing, sometimes achieved not by breaking entirely new ground, but by hybridising different elements into novel, unexpected arrangements […] These are sutured together into a never-before-seen monstrosity of genre, all at once cruelly funny and utterly grotesque, as, reborn with a new sense of purpose and a new best friend, Dom can finally become sub while chasing his own tale.” Projected Figures
“The only real complaint I had with Greywood’s Plot is that it does drag in a few places around the end of the first act and middle of the film. While he is a good writer, Stifter isn’t up to Smith at his best, and even he can be a bit tedious when he’s not on top of his game. But apart from that, this should be a film for everyone who has been saying they’re tired of cookie-cutter sequels, knock-offs, and reboots.” 4/5 Voices from the Balcony
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