Freaky feminist with a found footage heart <3.
I've watched Be My Cat at least 12 times, and I've yet to find the right words to convey my crazed adoration of this hyper-authentic found footage gem. This film is meta to the nth degree, and this intense self-awareness is a strength, not a hindrance (as going meta sometimes can be).
Tofei is so present in his persona as an abusive, obsessive, and ultimately homicidal director that many friends have expressed genuine concern for the actresses' wellbeing. That's quite…
HORROR IN THE HIGH DESERT is a super low-budget mockumentary brimming with genre verisimilitude. Its overt play on hackneyed true-crime documentary tropes works pretty well for me as a found footage devotee.
Much like the true crime docs it emulates, it's definitely commentary-heavy and footage-light, but the skilled cast generally makes it work. The ending felt a bit anticlimactic, but all in all, an enjoyable bit of found footage.