Welcome to the review of possibly the most gory Found Footage film in existence…but that’s not saying it’s a good one mind!
Yep, the ‘death scenes’ in this one were absolutely hilarious – it’s actually probably worth watching the film for these alone…
The Legend Of The 5ive is a 2012 British Found Footage offering from director James P. Weatherall and it won a Tabloid Witch Award in 2013…if anyone has any sort of idea what that is…let me know!
I suppose it’s based on the UK’s version of Most Haunted, which is something I never watch, and I kinda wish I never really bothered watching this…
All Hallows Eve – the perfect night for a ghost hunt. At least that’s what documentary film-maker Julia Marsh was told when she joined ‘Paranormal Investigations Inc’ for their Live Halloween special.
Amateur Hour Acting
Okay, the movie itself could well have managed to hold my attention IF one particular character had been killed off within the first ten minutes of the film’s runtime…but he wasn’t.
I don’t really want to use this site as a ‘name and shame’ platform but I HAVE to mention the character that pulled this film down into the depths of amateur hour…
That fat goth looking psychic (sorry if you are reading this!).
Talk about one of the most hammy performances I’ve ever seen in a horror movie!
It’s hard to explain really. The performance is so bad it’s almost as if he’s performing in a spoof movie – like The Naked Gun or Superhero Movie.
Seriously, if the Monty Python boys were looking at casting a psychic character in one of their films – this dude would be the perfect fit.
Over the years, there have been some pretty decent British-based Found Footage efforts released onto the market – this unfortunately, is not one of them.
The look of the film is excellent, because the location was near enough perfect for this sort of outing. It was completely rural, without the sound of cars on nearby roads (which seems to be happening more and more these days!).
Add to that some interesting shots from cameras monitoring specific points on the property and good overall editing…
So how did it go so wrong?
Well, as I touched on above, this was amateur hour acting…and some scenes were ‘laugh-out-loud’ bad.
You know that feeling when you watch a horror film and someone dies, and you immediately think “Thank fuck he/she’s gone”…
This film delivers that feeling in style!
As I just mentioned, I suppose some of the editing is pretty impressive, and the plot is kinda original…
Oh, and the death scenes are wonderfully over-the-top and memorable.
But acting that consisted of pregnant pauses and (completely) over-dramatic reactions really managed to put this one to bed for me.
It lasts for 90 minutes, and boy does it feel like 90 minutes. It’s IMDb page also claims that it had a $3,500,000 (estimated) budget – can you smell bullshit?
Speaking about it’s IMDb page – the movie’s been out since 2012 and it’s only received 22 votes in total (read into that what you will!).
Oh, and it hasn’t even bothered to hire any fake reviewers to bump up it’s overall score!