Camera Obscura

critic Reviews

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    Dominic GriffinSpectrum Culture
    Camera Obscura is the rare horror film that fails with style.
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    Heather WixsonDaily Dead
    It's evident from his work here that Koontz is a huge admirer of the horror genre, and I'm genuinely curious to see what he can do on his next effort.
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    Nathanael HoodThe Young Folks
    As a horror film, Camera Obscura disappoints.
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    Jacob KnightBirth.Movies.Death.
    Koontz's feature debut is a sturdy, adult scare picture, which is a treat unto itself.
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    C.H. NewellFilm Inquiry
    One of the strongest elements in Camera Obscura is that, regardless if Jack is losing touch with reality or the camera is haunted, the whole story is itself a metaphor for the horror of PTSD.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Camera Obscura squanders its intriguing premise with a ham-fisted execution.
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    Staci Layne WilsonDread Central
    Camera Obscura is more psychological thriller than horror -- in fact, it's not scary at all but there are enough moments of suspense and mystery to make it worth your while.
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    Rob HunterFilm School Rejects
    A Twilight Zone-worthy story obscured minute by minute with tonal inconsistencies, convoluted plot turns, and a highly unlikable lead character.
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    Maitland McDonaghFilm Journal International
    Death follows a traumatized war photographer home from Afghanistan in this tricky thriller that loses momentum early on.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    None of this makes sense.
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