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.