Afflicted (2014)

This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 4, 2014
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2014
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It isn't without its share of clichés, but Afflicted proves there's still life in the found-footage horror genre.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

There's life yet in the found-footage horror genre.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Ambitious in scope and practically flawless in execution, Afflicted is good news for horror fans seeking something fresh and chilling from two impressively assured young filmmakers.

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Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)

This isn't the most exhilarating or groundbreaking endeavor of the horror genre, yet its cinematic and visual modus operandi works like a charm.

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

Runs smack into a number of generic clichés, from the back-and-forth bickering about how to deal with the situation to a lazy underlying misogyny.

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Alonso Duralde

Nonetheless, we all know this terrain pretty well by now, and as Derek begins to change, each phase of his transformation feels overly familiar to anyone with a working knowledge of popular horror tropes.

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Jeff Beck

Afflicted may be slightly more entertaining than most others films of the same type, but it's still unable to hide the fact that it's just as empty as most of them as well.

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Justin Chang

A nifty found-footage thriller that marks a promising debut for writing-directing duo Clif Prowse and Derek Lee.

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William Goss

Puts enough of a new spin on old nightmares to stake a claim all its own.

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David Keyes

When it comes to the ongoing cycle of handheld horror films at the local movie theater, there are far worse choices than a movie like Afflicted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Afflicted is not just a near perfect horror movie (or movie in general), it's an inspiration to all of us that no matter how tired a genre is (in this case… More
John Ballantine
The hand held camera is the new weapon of choice for the horror film maker..all since Blair Witch. In some cases it works masterfully. In other cases, it is… More
Alex roy
The found footage genre is a genre of horror films that has been done over and over again, every idea has been explored, and every concept has been done to the… More
Francisco Godinho
It's a rather well made entry into the hand held genre with mixed results. The main problem is that it's clearly trying to be surprising and pulling… More
Shawn Montague
My love for found footage films... this is right up there.. I didnt watch more than a couple of seconds of the trailer cus I didnt want to spoil it, and… More