Movie Review: Death of a Vlogger (2019)

September 10, 2020

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

YouTube vlogger Graham (Graham Hughes, who also wrote and directed this putrid picture) is having a bit of a slump, as his ha-ha vids are pretty much tits up as far as his viewership is concerned. Lucky for him, he captures one of those paranormal events that are all the rage with blonde women between the ages of 23 and 47, and broadcasts it for all of the world to see!

Graham continues to record his eerie existence, but while most vicious viewers eat this supernatural shit up with a sinister spoon, there are those that find Graham’s new material a lil’ bit hard to swallow and set off to prove that this new arcane approach is a load of bollox!

Comprised of a heady blend of found footage and faux documentary, Death of a Vlogger presents the full spectrum of paranormal activity, to those that desire to debunk said events… and all points in-between, in a fantastically immersive bit of world building.

Thankfully, this fright flick doesn’t fall victim to the downfall of many these found footage fracases; namely an insufferable boob as our lead.  Rather, Graham is a personable, and at times quite funny, fellow that manages to illicit plenty of audience engagement; so in short, we give a flyin’ fuck whether this cat lives or dies, ya dig?

I also have to mention that this flick also legitimately brings the scares here and there, as well as presenting some effective twists n’ turns; so huge kudos there boils n’ ghouls!

Death of a Vlogger is a great example of how to effectively utilize the found footage aesthetic to not only tell an effective and engaging terror tale, but to lampoon the level that creator generated content has become pervasive in our culture and influences our entertainment choices.




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