“Evil goes viral” is the tagline to the terrifying 2013 film from Writer and Director Mark Edwin Robinson, and they seem to be right. The Levenger Tapes is finally making its way to DVD and digital download on July 5, courtesy of Lionsgate
Detectives in a remote town pore through every frame of a troubling tape to find the whereabouts of three missing college students. The chilling footage becomes more and more disturbing when the students come upon the bloody dress of an 8-year-old girl in the secluded wilderness and take it upon themselves to find her. Linking the case of the missing girl and the missing students together, the detectives race to piece enough information together to find them alive
The Levenger Tapes stars Johanna Braddy, Lili Mirojnick, Morgan Krantz, and Chris Mulkey. Based on the trailer, The Levenger Tapes looks dark and intense.
While found footage films aren’t our favorite, Robinson and his team do an excellent job at balancing the found footage along with well shot cinematic scenes. Too many found footage films use the shaky cam to hide production cots and artistic flaws, but The Levenger Tapes seems to have found a nice medium between the found footage and the cinematic scape, similar to Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, in which the found footage adds to the terror, but still allows the filmmakers to show off their style and giving the film a more realistic feeling.
Simultaneously watching a group of kids get lost in the woods while following those trying to find them sounds exhilarating, and we can’t wait to unravel the mystery. The Levenger Tapes won’t see store shelves until July 5, but we’ve got the trailer below, and it looks scary. Take a look and let us know what you think.