The Investigation: A Haunting in Sherwood (2019) – Movie Review

The Investigation : A Haunting in Sherwood (2019) - Movie Review


Another British Found Footage movie (cue the trumpets!)…

But no, alas the celebrations need to be cut short – this movie ain’t worth getting worked up about.

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to sit through a large number of really pretty decent UK-based Found Footage movies, although I am slightly biased, but this is not going to be added to the list I’m afraid.

I’ve actually just saved you the time of reading through this article, but if you want to find out why this movie was left wanting, read on…

The Plot

Private investigator Gareth Morris went missing in 2018 while investigating noises coming from a house in Sherwood. He hacked in to the homes security system and recorded everything. A chilling found footage horror to chill your blood.

Chill Your Blood?

It’s that last line of the movie bio above that gets me:

“A chilling found footage horror to chill your blood”

Na – that ain’t gonna happen I’m afraid.

Whoever wrote that bio (film crew I expect) didn’t even take the care to put a space between the full stop and the start of the sentence on IMDb – that kinda shit really bugs me. Why would people take your film seriously if you can’t even be bothered to spellcheck your finished movie’s bio?

Anyway, the movie definitely isn’t scary. Maybe creepy for a total of about 5 minutes, but not in any way fucking scary.


Well, I wouldn’t use the word ‘awful’, as the main lead actor is pretty good in this, but the film ain’t great I’m afraid.

I will however use the word ‘Boring’…and maybe even stretch as far as ‘boring as fuck’. I lost count of the amount of times I hovered the mouse over the video player just to see how much of the film was left to sit through.

At the end of the day the director, Richard Mansfield, has somehow managed to join a long list of indie directors that believe a hour of shit followed by 5 minutes of action is enough to carry a decent Found Footage movie.

Bad career move.

I’m writing this today a little pissed off because too many indie directors believe that the Found Footage market is a cash cow. Simply having no real plot and a five minute slot of excitement at the end is apparently all it takes.

Actually, I can’t be fucked to talk about this movie any longer. It’s free to watch on Amazon Prime if you’re interested, but after reading this I guess you’re probably not!


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