**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**
“It is weird out here…”
The Outwaters released in theaters on February 9th 2023 and is now currently available to watch on Demand or on Screambox. The found footage horror film stars Robbie Banfitch, Angela Basolis, Scott Schamell, and Michelle May. It runs for approximately an hour and fifty minutes.
A group of campers in the Mojave Desert start to experience weird sounds and hallucinations, leading them toward a descent into a never-ending nightmare.
Here is the trailer:
The Outwaters is bizarre and extreme with some terrifying moments, but is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
Visually stunning moments.
The use of light worked really well in this particular setting. There were some moments that were absolutely breathtaking to witness on screen. I enjoyed some of the camera visual effects and the use of sound was pretty unique here.
Extreme, jaw-dropping moments.
It definitely took a while to get there, but there were some gross and gory moments that chilled me to my core. I still have one particular image stuck in my head that will definitely be giving me a few unwanted nightmares…
Uneventful first half…
Like most found footage films I have watched, absolutely nothing goes on for the first hour of this movie. I would have preferred to witness some more meaningful conversations between the characters so that I actually cared about what happened to them. I was really bored until we hit the hour mark.
Dizzy camera effects.
I have come to expect this with found footage films so I can’t really complain too much here, but I felt dizzy after a while. Even though I appreciated the use of sound over visual effects at times, a lot of the terrifying moments happened in complete darkness, which was a little disappointing. I’m also still not sure what really went on, which made this a confusing watch for me.
So am I in or out?
I’m 50/50 on this one…
Trippy and horrifying with some genuinely disturbing content, but I wanted a lot more here.
This will be one of those movies that people either love or hate. If you enjoy found footage films, I think you’ll appreciate this entry, but if you’re not a fan of the genre, you don’t need to rush to see this one.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Outwaters in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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