Movie Review – Lucky Bastard (2014)

Lucky Bastard, 2014.

Directed by Robert Nathan.

Starring Don McManus, Jay Paulson, Betsy Rue, Chris Wylde and Catherine Annette.


When the adult website Lucky Bastard runs a contest giving the winner a night with a hot porn star, the outcome turns from fantasy to horror in a deadly nightmare no one could possibly have expected.

In recent years the success of films like Paranormal Activity and Cloverfield have seen a marked increase in ‘found footage’ films. It’s almost become an easy option for film-makers too, allowing a very quick, cheap shoot where anything that feels a little sloppy, and not quite on the mark with the performers, can pass as naturalistic. There have been so many found footage films in recent years that it has almost become an epidemic. Rarely has a sub-genre become so popular among film-makers of all levels, from aspiring to established. Are audiences getting tired of them?

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