I want to start by wishing everyone in the world a very safe and Happy Halloween because the day is finally here. I was looking endlessly for something special to watch for today and I found the film. If it wasn’t for the service Shudder, I may not have found the film WNUF Halloween Special which is a found footage Horror film. Someone finds a tape from 1987 that is simply marked WNUF Halloween Special on it and it’s a special from a news station known as WNUF. The special that the station is airing features their ace reporter Frank Stewart (Paul Fahrenkopf) as he investigates paranormal activity in a house that has been abandoned for 20 years. The house was once the site of a mass murder known as the spirit board murders and Frank is there to debunk it along with some paranormal investigators. The film also stars Nicolette le Faye (Call Girl Of Cthulhu) as Veronica Stanze, Leanna Chamish (Malice) as Deborah Merritt, Richard Cutting (National Treasure: Book Of Secrets) as Gavin Gordon, Brian St. August (Reunion) as Dr. Louis Berger, Helenmary Ball (Witch’s Brew) as Claire Berger, Sabrina Taylor-Smith (Click On This) as Donna Miles, and the film was directed by Chris LaMartina with commercials in the film directed by Shawn Jones, James Branscome, Scott Maccubbin, Lonnie Martin, Matthew Menter, and Andy Schoeb.
I want to start off by saying that this is an incredible film even for a found footage horror film because it’s like you’re watching a TV network. The film has that old 80’s TV news network look to it whether it be the look of the picture or even the graphics. The fact that they created commercials for this film was awesome cause these commercials brought me back like it was the 80’s. I also wanted to say that Paul Fahrenkopf was an absolute joy to watch on screen because he was so believable as a news reporter from the 80’s. The film was very well executed because the costumes were good and they even referenced the right kind of bands for the time. Even the news segments and special reports are incredible to the point I could watch it all day. Some of my favorite commercials in the film were ones like special TV shows they created commercials for or even Heavy Metal Licks album that was for sale. The local businesses commercials were so good that you actually believe that those are real places. The film was kind of a comedy horror film, but towards the end, it has it spooky moments. You have to check this out for yourself, you will not regret it at all. I am going to give the film an A- for a final grade.