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Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)

R | | Horror | 7 April 2015 (USA)
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A small town news team discovers a box of video tapes where a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit, haunts and torments a family... slowly driving them insane. Soon after, they realize that the "Operator" has begun to stalk them as well.

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James Moran

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Ian Shorr (screenplay), Joseph DeLage (web series "Marble Hornets") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sara
Chris Marquette ... Milo Burns
Jake McDorman ... Charlie MacNeel
Doug Jones ... The Operator
Michael Bunin ... Dan Wittlocke
Alexandra Holden ... Rose Wittlocke
Morgan Bastin ... Tara Wittlocke (as Morgan E. Bastin)
Elizabeth Payne ... Barbara Sellers
Damon Gupton ... Leonard Herring
Tim Seitter ... Dean
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Gary Rockwell
Rick Otto ... Sheriff Lee Dylan
David Pevsner ... Kyle
Kathryn Gordon ... Makaela
Cynthia Murell ... Mary - Dancing Girl
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Storyline

On the hunt for an intriguing news story, a small-town news team follows a crew inspecting repossessed houses. Inside a particularly strange house, the news team discovers a box of video tapes inside a locked closet. Sensing a story, they decide to take them back to their studio. From the tapes, they learn that the family who had lived in the house was not pushed out by the banks, but fled the house in fear for their lives. Trying to decode the story, the crew keeps seeing a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit appear in the footage that causes the videotape to scramble. Their fear mounts when this figure, The Operator as he is deemed, starts to appear in their real lives, standing quietly and always watching them. Tortured and terrorized, the three crew members must track down the mystery of The Operator before it's too late.

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You shouldn't have looked.

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Horror

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Rated R for some violence. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Operator See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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The first theatrically released film for Marble Hornets which is a YouTube web series. See more »

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Not a terrible way to spend an hour and a half...
19 April 2015 | by dazednconfuuzed8See all my reviews

I'll mention first that while I've heard of the Marble Hornets series, I went into this film with only a small notion of the slenderman mythos, as I've never watched any of the Marble Hornets videos. So this movie will be rated and reviewed as a standalone, from someone with no background in Marble Hornets.

"Always Watching" certainly didn't redefine the FF genre, although it at least had an excellent built-in explanation as to why the cameras continue to role even once things get bad. The editing, especially for the first 30 mins of the movie is pretty bad, as another person noted. That improved quite a bit in the second half of the movie IMO. I recognized all the leads, from one show or another, and they did well, though their characters weren't really fleshed out, and some of the dialogue was kinda lame. The premise was good, but the payoff wasn't really there. I see what they tried to do, they just didn't stick the landing..

Is this movie scary? Not really. You pretty much spend almost all of the movie looking the for the guy to show up lol. Maybe I missed him in a cpl scenes, but I thought he was kinda under-used... So much creep factor there, why not use it? But I was, admittedly, quite engaged with the movie throughout, and it gave my nerves a lil jolt from time to time.

I wish they had gotten more into why this stuff was going on, how it was going on, etc. All and all, I wouldn't pay much money to see it, I'm sure it will land on Netflix eventually. But if you like FF, or slenderman stuff, you may enjoy it.


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