Thursday, 20 December 2018

Horror Film News: Death of a Vlogger

Horror Film News: Death of a Vlogger


Death of a Vlogger

As time goes on, and I see more and more films featuring the things I know of the Internet, I realise how much I enjoy technology. Whether it's a character's instant messages flashing up on screen for us to read, or retro-VHS flicker being applied to a scene, I just like all that stuff. Death of a Vlogger is a "horror-mockumentary" in which tech plays a pretty central role too, one that both elevates and destroys the character in different ways.

Death of a Vlogger
Graham is that vlogger, a guy posting his thoughts and ideas online in the hopes of getting likes and follows. One day, he manages to capture what appears to be a haunting, and this catapults him to the fame he'd hoped for. As with most things in life though, there are downsides, especially with something as contentious as having been the guy to film a viral ghost video. Death of a Vlogger follows Graham's journey as he investigates the haunting, and has to deal with the turn his life has taken now that he is famous.

As it's a horror-mockumentary, Death of a Vlogger is told in a documentary format, with different
Death of a Vlogger
video formats used, interviews and other ways of telling the story. It will also be a "traditional horror film with tension-building set-pieces and scares”, so it will be interesting to see how these different elements combine to create the tension a horror needs.

Death of a Vlogger is written and directed by Graham Hughes, and comes by way of Tartan Features, a micro-budget and DIY-culture led initiative that believes "technology and the internet has helped democratise filmmaking." I couldn't find any mention of when it might be released but it looks like it is coming along nicely if the trailer is anything to judge it by.

Check out the trailer for Death of a Vlogger below:

Tartan 18 - DEATH OF A VLOGGER - Official Trailer 1 from Year Zero : Tartan Features on Vimeo.

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