the casebook of eddie brewer

The Borderlands – A Review

the borderlands

I’m a regular listener to the BBC’s film review show on Radio 5live, hosted by Simon Mayo and the acerbic wit of Mark Kermode. It’s a good listen for anyone with even a passing interest in film, and it’s actually what brought my attention to this very film, The Borderlands.

I’m sure I would have found it anyway, the reliable crew of my Facebook friends having discovered it also, but it’s always nice to have a signpost — and it seems only fair to recognise them.

The Borderlands is a low-budget, British horror film. It also uses the found-footage format, so beloved lately of horror. I have in the past been quite mean about it, but I do always usually qualify that by saying that done right it can be tremendously effective.

The question then is which camp The Borderlands falls into.

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The Casebook of Eddie Brewer – A Review

the casebook of eddie brewer

This isn’t a new film, but it doesn’t seem to have had the widest of releases.

I myself saw it a few weeks ago at the excellent Southend-on-Sea horror film festival, Horror-on-Sea. In the one day I attended of the three-day celebration of scary films (both short and feature-length) this was the standout gem as far as I was concerned.

It’s a British film, which is always nice to see when a home-grown offering really impresses. And it’s also a hybrid-found-footage film, melding standard found-footage with third-person shooting — which might seem strange, given some of my previous pronouncements on found-footage.

But when it’s good, it’s good.

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