The Andy Baker Tape, a brand new discovered footage horror film, opened the Unnamed Footage Competition’s 12-hour livestream, and mixed the juicy components of Patrick Brice’s Creep with the distinctive twist of getting a YouTube foodie as the principle character, giving the viewer wonderful photographs of scrumptious meals earlier than severely unsettling them.
The movie follows meals blogger Jeff Blake, a YouTube meals “celeb” that’s on the cusp of getting his enormous break along with his personal present on Meals Community. For one in all his last YouTube movies, he finds out that he has a half-brother and decides to go to him and make a meals video. He meets him in a woodsy cabin space and it’s clear that they reside very totally different lives. Regardless of this, he tries to make it work and join along with his brother, Andy Baker.
The actors behind them did terribly properly at conveying their characters in methods which can be each charismatic and appropriately annoying. Bret Lada as Jeff Blake completely captured the texture of a YouTube vlogger that yearns for extra energy and extra celeb. Dustin Fontaine as Andy Blake offers a nuanced efficiency as somebody who is not only sinister, however an precise individual with precise motivations which can be relatable to the viewer.
The movie could be very dialogue-heavy at occasions, however the viewer by no means feels bored due to the power the actors deliver into the movie.
The development of their relationship is fully acquainted for many who have uncomfortably related with members of the family they’ve by no means met or haven’t seen in awhile.
Personally, I additionally love meals reveals, particularly web meals reveals, so I discovered the premise centered round a Meals Community-wannabe to be sensible for discovered footage and was a enjoyable reprieve from the common usual, usual.
The movie’s dialogue captures the uncertainty of the intentions behind assembly new individuals and the awkwardness of these interactions, maybe making it most in debt to Creep’s sensible screenwriting.
It doesn’t keep scary all through. It’s rather more an ominous slow-burn, but it surely positively has some sequences that can freak some individuals out.
If you’re in search of a possible stalker film with some twists and turns, The Andy Baker Tape could also be for you, but when your love for discovered footage facilities extra in supernatural occurrences or gore, then it’s possible you’ll wish to anticipate the subsequent one.
The Unnamed Footage Competition is a discovered footage movie pageant that showcases underrated or lesser-known discovered footage and POV horror movies. This 12 months, they’d an in-person movie pageant in addition to a 12-hour livestream occasion. Take a look at our favourite movies of the in-person occasion.
Take a look at the trailer for The Andy Baker Tape beneath.