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: 81% 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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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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Kiva Reardon
Cinema Scope

There's no beauty or inspiration in the film's shooting style, and most importantly, no terror. If this is "ingenious" horror filmmaking, as the programme note suggests, get me off this planet.

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Simon Abrams

"Afflicted" is as emotionally involving as a really accomplished special-effects sizzle reel.

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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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Bill Graham
The Film Stage

Despite thinking you may know where the story is headed, it continually subverts expectations and in places it doesn't, there's at least quality entertainment.

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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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Eric Kohn

...illustrates the full cycle of evolution that the genre has endured since it first creeped us out.

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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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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
Jesse Ortega
The found footage genre, whether horror or not, is a definite mixed bag. Horror movies, in general, are a refuge for lazy filmmakers looking to make a quick… 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
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