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  • Summary: Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes overBest friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film. [CBS FIlms] Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 3, 2014
    70
    Displaying a rare inventiveness and technical facility in this increasingly tired, cliché-ridden format, Afflicted delivers a genuinely suspenseful ride while making you wonder how its more elaborate effects were achieved on its obviously low budget.
  2. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Apr 1, 2014
    68
    Afflicted is an exciting, adept and smartly skillful debut horror film.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Apr 2, 2014
    60
    While what will happen next is never especially interesting, how it will happen, and from what unusual angle, generates enough excitement to keep things intermittently lively.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Apr 3, 2014
    60
    A low-budget horror-thriller that’s resourceful enough to wring a few fresh chills from a slender premise and a less-than-novel formal conceit.
  5. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    Apr 3, 2014
    50
    The gradual ramping up of both the camera calisthenics and the gore quotient suggests a movie that’s been very deliberately paced, but that doesn’t mean that Afflicted really gets anywhere, except back to the very basics its state-of-the-art presentation is supposed to transcend.
  6. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Apr 4, 2014
    50
    Unfortunately, Afflicted is as emotionally involving as a really accomplished special-effects sizzle reel.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    9
    Afflicted is one of the more original found footage horror movies I've seen. It strays from most of the cliched staples of the genre.Afflicted is one of the more original found footage horror movies I've seen. It strays from most of the cliched staples of the genre. Honestly, it's one of the best horror movies ever made.
    Afflicted is a movie that you have to know nothing about to enjoy to it's fullest. Don't read previews, don't watch trailers - avoid all kinds of spoilers. (this review is spoiler free) Afflicted has one of the best twists I've seen, both in terms of plot and in execution. This is very important if you want to enjoy the extremely well paced story.
    The movie is directed by the two dudes who star in it, it's their first film and they do a wonderful job. The movie is short very nicely, without ever losing the typical sense of realism the FFH genre is famous for. The acting is very, very good. I especially have to mention the lead - Derek Lee who gives it his absolute all.
    There is really nothing more that I can say more without spoiling something. I just recommend this movie to every horror or FFH enthusiast, it's very much worth the watch. Maybe it's not scary, or particularly creepy, but what it lacks in horror it makes up in a great plot with an awesome twist. Just care not to spoil it.
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  2. Oct 5, 2014
    8
    Not scary in the slightest but a great film. Delivers awesome camera work and the found footage elements of the film are used to great effect.Not scary in the slightest but a great film. Delivers awesome camera work and the found footage elements of the film are used to great effect. Definitely one of the better ones I've seen. Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2014
    7
    Una pelicula entretenida que no es tan lenta y con efectos Basicos. lo malo es que no te muestran el por que de el problema. no lo hablanUna pelicula entretenida que no es tan lenta y con efectos Basicos. lo malo es que no te muestran el por que de el problema. no lo hablan tan clara mente. pero palomera Expand
  4. Apr 12, 2014
    5
    I was certainly fooled by this found footage film, it started off by being a mysterious intriguing horror, with some chilling scenes, untilI was certainly fooled by this found footage film, it started off by being a mysterious intriguing horror, with some chilling scenes, until about the halfway mark right to the end were it ended up being an underworld cliché. Expand

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