The found footage genre was given a huge kick in the pants when Heather Donahue wept into a camera in 1999's The Blair Witch Project. Since then, countless films and franchises have sprung up utilizing the genre's choice of filmography, some would say to the point of milking it dry. In British director Elliot Goldner's debut, however, there seems to be a certain dread and presence that most of these films has been lacking. In short, there's a trailer and it looks pretty damn solid.
While there's not much to be found online in terms of info on the film (there's a Facebook), the tag line states that The Borderlands "follows a team of Vatican investigators sent to the British West Country to investigate reports of paranormal activity at a remote church."
It has been making it's rounds on the festival circuit (most recently FrightFest) to rave reviews, some going so far as to hail it as "the most important found footage film since The Blair Witch Project". I don't have word on an official release date in America as of yet, I will be keeping you posted on that, but it's slated for an April release in the UK.
I have to say, I'm excited about this one. The last time I was excited about a found footage horror film was the release of the first Paranormal Activity film which put such a sour taste in my mouth I've had trouble dealing with the genre since, minus the exception of the V/H/S franchise. Here's to hoping this one changes my mind a bit.
Dig on the trailer and poster below!