The Outwaters (2022)

Written and Directed by Robbie Banfitch

Four travelers encounter menacing phenomena while camping in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert. (IMDB)

***Please note, there are some very minor spoilers in this review***

I knew very little about The Outwaters when I was sent a screener. I didn’t even realise it was found footage until I read some of the press information for it and, at that point, I was in two minds. I like found footage, but I do find it can be very hit and miss. I have recently enjoyed Mean Spirited and Deadstream as well as bring impressed by LOLA, my reviews for all three of which are up on Ginger Nuts of Horror. However, for every Blair Witch there is a less impressive copy/homage and I have seen a few stinkers over the years as well, so I tend to go in expecting things to be disappointing. Comparing scores on IMDB also left me with a little trepidation as The Outwaters rated a fair bit lower than any of those other films and, while I am the first to argue for making up your own mind, it did sow the seeds of doubt.

As I may have mentioned in a few reviews before now, I can be an idiot.

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