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‘Ratter’ is One of the Worst Found Footage Films Ever Made (Review)

Written by: Matt Molgaard

Directed by: Branden Kramer

Cast: Ashley Benson, Matt McGorry, Kaili Vernoff

Want to know how to do a found footage wrong? Look into Ratter, a horrendously dull, uninspired stakeout of a young girl in a big city.

That’s basically what we get here, as Emma records ever single second of every single day because… well, apparently the nerdiest of nerdy nerds find it necessary to film everything that’s ever existed. Good lord people, everything!!

You know those found footage movies that make you say why are they still filming? This is that movie times a thousand. Every single gadget Emma has records, which means we’ve all kinds of different angles of her house, sometimes views from within her purse, as she walks… we even see her repeatedly film herself while shaving her legs in the shower.

The movie is so painfully boring that I realized I’d shut it all off in my mind. I couldn’t pay attention to the dialogue. Soon I couldn’t remember the dialogue I had payed attention to. It was just absurdly flat.

Try to imagine following a young, immature college girl around 24 hours a day. Imagine how much of your hair you’d have pulled out by mid-day. Now imagine you could even handle that for 90 minutes. Now be honest and ask yourself how long it would likely take you to fall into a full-on coma. 90 minutes is damn near enough. Especially when nothing creepy really happens until the final 6 minutes (there are a couple insanely brief glimpses of something out of place in the final 15 minutes, I admit) when a strange stalker shows up… kind of.

No two ways about, Ratter is one of the worst found footage films ever made. At this point, as of April 29th, it’s the worst film I’ve seen in 2016. Avoid it, like a herpes infested prostitute.

Rating: .5/5

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6 Comments on ‘Ratter’ is One of the Worst Found Footage Films Ever Made (Review)

  1. That’s basically what we get here, as Emma records ever single second of every single day because… well, apparently the nerdiest of nerdy nerds find it necessary to film everything that’s ever existed. Good lord people, everything!!

    Wow, did you actually watch the movie? She isn’t recording anything at all. Try actually paying atension o what you’re reviewing, you waste of space.

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    • Whether she’s recording or not, she films everything, and you damn well know that. I dont know if youre one of the ones involved in creating the flick or not, but i’m assuming that’s the casr as it’s hard to defend this clunker. My advice, though, as a fan of the genre, would be to get away from found footage. It isnt working for you. Good lucknin the future, though!

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  2. Matt Molgaard, you did not even understand the movie. You are retarded not the movie. Worst review ever.

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    • LMAO @ didn’t understand the movie, like this was some kind of higher art. You’re clearly either involved in the production in some way, or you’re a 15-year old girl. Either way, you, and this dreadfully boring rendition of a solo Real World can GTFO with your name calling.

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  3. Ahh, dear Matt. The stalker hacked into all her devices. It was the stalker who was recording everything. Don’t you think that, if she was recording everything, she would have rewound the tape to find out what had happened to her cat? Or to work out if she had locked the door the day she came home and found it unlocked?

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  4. I’m another viewer with no connection to the film’s crew. It also seemed pretty clear to me that those shots weren’t selfies; the stalker had infiltrated the protagonist’s devices . That doesn’t entirely negate the reviewer’s point that many or most scenes in this film are slices of everyday life… but I do believe the viewer won’t feel the suspense if he doesn’t realise what an exhaustive job the stalker does.

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