Director: Taylor Ri’chard
Release Date: 4 March 2016 (USA)
Release Format: Theatrical
MPAA Rating: R
Horror Sub-Genre: Found Footage
Six eager students strike out to explore and record live footage of supernatural activity at an abandoned plantation, but one unsettled spirit gives them more than they asked for.
A young woman sits on a bench..sitting..sits. Static, some apparition stands by the window. Young woman is oblivious to the entity. The visual presentation is intense, a frighting experience. Please note the sarcasm voiced.
“The Final Project” is practically a one man production. Indie filmmaker Taylor Ri’chard wrote, directed, produced and did the visual effects on the film. The film itself is yet another entry to the over saturated found footage genre. Do we really want to see another film about docu-horror film? Young filmmakers outfitted with high-tech recording equipment. How original, things certainly seems to be lacking in the creativity department. The only first for “The Final Project” is the fact that Blumhouse is not attached to the film. Producing the film is 3rd Fathom Entertainment. Unless the preference is regurgitated Horror concepts this one is a pass.
Jill and Todd, a young couple, are accosted on the street by two hooded men. Later, as Todd sleeps soundly, Jill waits out the night in a twilight state, where dreams, remembrances, revisited and reenacted events intermingle. Her thoughts drift to her first encounter with Todd, at a party both were too drunk to remember. Somewhere, buried in her subconscious, those memories still exist—their initial attraction, the springboard for a long, mutually dependent relationship. In her search for the truth, she will have to wade through the nightmarish visions of the present that seem to rewrite the past before her very eyes, and a growing suspicion that some of her dreams are not her own.