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The Devil's Forest (2016 aka The Devil's Complex/MVD Visual DVD)

Picture: B Sound: B Extras: D Film: C

A found footage horror flick in the same vein as the (first) Blair Witch Project, Mark Evans' The Devil's Forest (2016 aka The Devil's Complex) is based on a true place in Romania known as the Hoia Baciu (the Bermuda Triangle of Romania it is known as) where many have committed suicide or died in horrible ways.

The film stars Maria Simona Arsu, Patrick-Sebastian Negrean, and Marius Dan Munteanu.

Traveling to Transylvania and armed with video cameras in 2012, a film crew goes in to document and we are bestowed with the horrific visions that they captured on film. As explained in text at the beginning the footage was found by a college Professor in London, who serves as a narrator for the film, creepy encounters soon follow.

Presented in anamorphically enhanced standard definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and a lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track, the film looks and sounds fine for DVD, but due to the low budget and lack of production design, wouldn't really be bested too much by a high def update. Much of the film is shaky cam with many later scenes shot at night so I wouldn't suggest this film for people with motion sickness.

The only extra is a trailer.

An interesting low budget concept, the film has mediocre acting and special effects that don't really sell the concept as being real with the comparisons to Blair Witch pretty blatant.

- James Lockhart



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