The Horror Movie: True crime writer Ellison Oswalt moves his family into the home of his latest research victim. After discovering a box of old 8mm home movies chronicling a series of grisly murders, he puts his family’s life at risk trying to crack the case.
Why It Needs A Sequel: With the box of 8mm films sat in the attic of the Oswalt’s house waiting for the next owners, the murderous deity Bughuul hasn’t been stopped. Nope, that black eyeshadow-wearin’ monster is merely on hiatus until another unfortunate soul comes sniffing around.
Those scenes of Ellison editing the film, only to have the eyes onscreen follow him are some of the simplest, cleverest scare tactics in years. More nightmares, please.
Potential Plot: A young writer with aspirations to follow in the footsteps of his idol moves into the dead author’s house. When his filmmaker girlfriend sets the cat loose, she hunts it down in the attic, curled up in a box of 8mm home movies that she cannot resist watching.