An exhilarating and terrifying found footage horror film from the director of modern genre classics Paperhouse and Candyman.
Having already given us the modern horror classics Paperhouse and Candyman, Bernard Rose is back to delight fear fans with his latest foray into the genre. When a budding artist and her voyeuristic boyfriend break into an old abandoned hospital while scouting locations for an art exhibition, they have no idea what they are letting themselves in for. Joined by another couple, they form an unlucky gang and find themselves fighting for their lives as it slowly becomes clear they are not alone. A typically esoteric choice from Rose, who is known as much for his Tolstoy adaptations as he is for his horror films, Sx_Tape is as hard to pin down as its unpredictable director. At once a sly subversion on the trend for found footage scare movies and an out and out shocker in its own right, Rose’s film constantly confounds expectations, leaving you exhilarated, terrified and just a little bit perplexed.
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