film is diabolically unique on every level...
One of The Scariest European Horror Movies"
Found Footage Films
director: Chris Petropoulos
starring: Fanis Katrivesis · Danijela Radovanovic
directed and produced by Chris Petropoulos, this mind-bending 'found
footage' cult film was shot in parts of Greece and Serbia. At the
center of the story is a young man, Fanis. He has recently lost his
family in an accident and, ever since, he's been plagued with nightmares
about a religious shrine hidden deep in a forest. Lately, Fanis has
started meeting women online - believing that, somehow, it will help
him uncover the truth about his dreams - but the dates have ended in
disaster. Now, he is set to meet an Eastern European named Natalie.
Fanis purchases a camcorder to document his new adventure. Basically,
this film starts when he picks up the girl and it continues as they
ride his in car towards a remote cabin in the woods. Of course the camcorder
captures the journey including the first-date jitters and the unique
character development, but it also creates a profound and foreboding
atmosphere which leads this couple to the cabin and the resulting horrific
a doubt, the found-footage horror genre began with Blair
Witch Project in 1999. Over 400 such films have been produced
since that time to various degrees of success (with Cloverfield,
THE CURSE, Paranormal Activity, and the.REC
series, proving to be the most popular). But the concept was around
before Blair Witch. Arguably, the first was 1980's CANNIBAL
HOLOCAUST, followed by other notable projects like THESIS
PIG. Many of the contemporary found-footage films are sub-quality
productions and barely worth the mention. However, many critics agree
that Chris Petropoulos' SUBCONSCIOUS is "highly
original and scary as hell" (according to the 13th Floor blog).