Invoked ( 2015 ) – Hostel Horror Movie

Invoked ( 2015 ) - Hostel Horror Movie

Had another bit of luck last night whilst searching through an extremely dodgy free online streaming site ( don’t you just love it when that happens! ). I stumbled upon a hostel horror movie shot in Sligo, Ireland.

Now, I know Ireland is not exactly known for it’s contributions to the Found Footage genre so I wasn’t really expecting much. Turns out I was more than a little surprised 85 minutes later…

Positive Vibes

As with most unknown, low budget Found Footage films – I had a quick check on IMDb first to make sure I wasn’t about to watch a complete train wreck and the first review I came across had this heading…

Invoked IMDb Review

Now I’m not exactly Shakespeare but this typo really made my day – I just had to watch the film after that beauty!

Don’t get me wrong – I hate online grammar police!

Over a month period I actually get several messages through the contact form on this site listing the mistakes I’ve made in certain articles – haven’t these assholes got anything better to do?

But this grammar ‘cock up’ really made my day ( or night! ), so I had to share it here! 🙂

The Plot

The movie follows the final hours of a group of Irish teenagers who decide to go for a bit of a party in an abandoned island hostel.

After reaching their destination by car and rowing boat, they decide to get blasted in their temporary dwellings even though the electricity has been turned off.

Undeterred by the lack of light, the group get pretty messed up and decide to perform a pretty basic seance with an empty glass and sheets of lettered paper.

Turns out this is a pretty bloody stupid idea…


There was a lot of effort put into this movie even though the budget was probably nowhere near that of it’s American counterparts. I think this effort shines through and manages to cover up the amateur signs within the film.

The directors, Humberto Rosa and Thairon Mendes, have tried their best to stick to Found Footage traditions and managed to create a quite impressive atmosphere.


I think this was probably one of the most realistic low budget Found Footage films I have come across recently – the cast managed to keep things rooted without ever really trying.

I think this is largely down to good directors but the actors must also take a fair share of the credit ( although you may struggle with the strong Irish accents at times! ).

It’s certainly not a classic by any stretch of the imagination but it is VERY watchable and even quite engrossing at times.

The one downfall of the film for me was the overall ‘shaky cam syndrome’. If you are an individual who suffers from motion sickness I recommend taking a couple of pills before sitting through this – some scenes made me VERY dizzy!

As I mentioned above, this is not a classic genre film but it is new and it is watchable ( and even enjoyable overall ). If you’re not looking for a blockbuster you’ll probably quite enjoy it.

Not bad overall.

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  1. awesome, id just about run out of found footage films to watch (as im sure many ff buffs eventually do XD)

    im gonna check this out tonight, promising review, also i reallllly appreciate the effort you put into finding these for us :D. thankyou!

    • Ha no way! It’s pretty good ( a lot better than I thought it was going to be after watching the first 5 minutes! ).

    • Hi Mark,
      I can’t leave a link here because Google will slap me for it ( I watched the film on a dodgy streaming site! ) but if you search for ‘putlocker’ the site should come up as the first or second result. I’m not sure, but I think it’s also on solarmovie at the moment.

  2. I got it from uk Amazon if looking for a copy. (Mark). They usually carry the found footage films and find on us site (especially the foreign ones). Gettin copy of frost which I think is Icelandic found footage from same site (haven’t seen that one either)

    • I’ve heard of Frost but I’ve been unable to locate a copy online yet – looking forward to seeing that one myself! 🙂

  3. Hi Chris,
    I´d like to thank you for the review, even if you watched it by an On line streamming website (the worst quality), Thank You.
    Nobody can realize how hard is make a Feature Film, with all the effects we had with only 2.000 euros.
    We worked hard on the Actors, making them as realiscts as possible.
    And we (as directors) are very prund of the final cut of the film.
    The film was made to be seem as REAL, it was supposed to be all real, not even a second like fake ones, or caracthers. So I think we did it.
    Thank you for all the people who actually whatched it until the end, Basically all the surprising and scary moments are at the last 20 minutes of the film, and it makes the film even more REAL.

    Best Regards,

    Humberto and Thairon (Directors and producers of INVOKED)

    P.S.: Sorry about our bad english. 😉

    • Hi there! Don’t worry about your English! 🙂
      Great to hear from you both – the film was excellent and it has been well received by the audience I get here. Are you planning on doing any more Found Footage titles?

      • Hi chris,
        We love horror films and we want to do some found footage in a soon future, for now We are pre prpducing a Brazillian comedy… I hope to get a good budget in America or Europe to shoot a nice style found footage…
        I let you know when we release something new like invoked.

    • LOL that is a constant drawback with these sort of films Leah – I’ve learned to live with it! 🙂

  4. This movie was AWESOME!
    I think I’v seen just about every found footage horror and this one just became available on Netflix yesterday!
    The shake and movements have never bothered me, in fact I like think it makes it feel much more realistic to being a found footage! The actors were great, and all did a superb job intesifiying the scary parts, and accents weren’t thick at all lads! I absolute loved the part when they found the cave like rock, climbed in and when camera was brought down you can see a creepy person sitting right there! I had to turn my lights back on after that scene!!! It creeped me out! There are a lot of surprises hiding out in this film so watch out! Please film more! There’s not enough good ones out there like this one!
    They usually go from ok to lame, but Invoked had me on the edge of my seat!
    Hope these producers can make more that are like this one! 👍

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