DVD Review: Hazard (2013)

Hazard blends psuedo Reality TV & Found Footage; although it isn’t really a found footage movie, released on DVD in the UK by 101 Films.

Written and directed by Lou Simon the film stars Norbert Velez, Aniela McGuinness and Todd Bruno.

Based around the fictional hidden-camera pranks show ‘Scary Antics’ where a group of friends wants to set up Jacob, a disturbed young man who is having problems adjusting after his father’s death, at a chemical factory.  Jacob is convinced that the factory is haunted, and now Scary Antics is going to prove him right.

You might think that this film is heading to an obvious conclusion but it’s not the one you might expect; the second and third acts of this film are much more interesting than the premise.

https://i0.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/815Aqej9W-L._SL1500_.jpgThe special effects and performances and not superb and neither is the cinematography but I was pleased at least to see that the film-makers didn’t fall into the trap of over-using found footage. It is an element but is not ‘in your face’. This makes for a perfectly watch-able thriller/horror once it gets to the second and third acts.

Like most 101 Films releases this DVD contained no special features which is a shame.

 3/5A low thrills action/horror but the story has some merit.

Get it now on Amazon.

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