|"Found" release poster|
Plot: Marty is the ideal fifth grade student. He gets good grades and keeps quiet. He loves horror movies quite a lot more than the average fifth grader should but that is about the end of the irregularities for Marty. Except that isn't true, because Marty is picked on relentlessly at school, his parents seem distant, and worst of all his brother has a secret. He kills people. Marty is the ideal fifth grader who just happens to be severely bullied, a loner, and is the little brother of a serial killer. Now he is tasked with growing up in a literal horror movie of a life.
My Opinion: I believe that found was one of if not the best independent horror release of 2013. The way that this film combines drama and the horror is amazing and could be impossible to mimic or recreate. The character of Marty (played by Gavin Brown) and Steve (played by Ethan Philbeck) were performed extremely well I especially respect Gavin's acting for his age (like 12-13 at the time) and Steve is played expertly and believably by Ethan Philbeck whose career I really hope takes off. Louie Lawless was great as the father (he just seems like a classic Midwestern hard ass pops) and Phyllis Munro played the mother as lovingly, sweetly, and sternly as you would expect. Overall the acting in this film is top notch for its level of independecy. Even the kids who play the bullies at the school are quite good actors. I have heard from many that the film runs long (103 minutes) which I honestly just don't understand. I sat through the whole film fully intrigued and captivated. The time passed extremely fast and was an enjoyable experience.
Conclusion: This film is amazing and a must see for fans and non-fans of indie horror. It truly is that good. I would recommend to anyone that is interested to hold on as they are currently working on a wide distribution deal. I would also like to congratulate the director Scott Schirmer on making an amazing film and truly living up to the indie horror scene hype. You can check out the film on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/foundmovie EDIT: I almost forgot to link you all to the actual website: http://foundmovie.net/found/
|Ethan Philbeck as Steve|
|Shane Beasley as the Headless Killer|
|Gavin Brown as Marty|