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Frank Scheck(Hollywood Reporter): There's life yet in the found-footage horror genre.
Adam Nayman(Globe and Mail): Runs buss into a number of generic clich from the back-and-onward bickering about how to deal by the situation to a lazy underlying misogyny.
Justin Chang(Variety): A nifty fix-footage thriller that marks a promising debut for writing-directing duo Clif Prowse and Derek Lee.
Bruce Demara(Toronto Star): Ambitious in extent and practically flawless in execution, Afflicted is well qualified news for horror fans seeking event fresh and chilling from two impressively sure young filmmakers.
Alonso Duralde(TheWrap): Nonetheless, we aggregate know this terrain pretty well ~ means of now, and as Derek begins to make some ~ in., each phase of his transformation feels overly near to anyone with a working cognition of popular horror tropes.
William Goss( Puts sufficiency of a new spin on old nightmares to stake a claim every part of its own.
Jeff Beck( Afflicted may have ~ing slightly more entertaining than most others films of the corresponding; of like kind type, but it's stationary unable to hide the fact that it's accurate as empty as most of them since well.
David Keyes( When it comes to the ongoing period of handheld horror films at the local movie theater, there are far worse choices than a movie like Afflicted.
Brian Orndorf( Lee and Prowse clearly be in possession of filmmaking abilities, but Afflicted doesn't ~ of complete. It's more of a cinematic sharpening face with ~ than a deeply considered merging of genre and mode of speech.
Felix Vasquez Jr.(Cinema Crazed): A unite with of "Innocent Blood," and Cronenberg's "The Fly," through a hefty injection of "Chronicle."
Chris Bumbray(JoBlo’s Movie Emporium): The best found-footage movie since CHRONICLE. Ambitious, and beautifully range.
Simon Abrams( "Afflicted" is during the time that emotionally involving as a really fashionable special-effects sizzle reel.
Jay Stone( "Found footage" has set off a tired technique, but Lee and Prowse, who too wrote the screenplay, give it of the present day life.
Bill Gibron(Film Racket): smart enough to fill the void through an intriguing idea, effectively executed
Mike D’Angelo(The Dissolve): Multiple shots are thrillingly disorienting independently of straying into incoherence-a tricky equator to walk-and it's genuinely unprosperous to tell whether certain effects […] are practical or computer-generated.
Eric Kohn(indieWIRE): …illustrates the replete cycle of evolution that the genre has endured seeing that it first creeped us out.
Jordan Hoffman(ScreenCrush): [Afflicted] evokes the escalating consternation of a nightmare far better than the every-day cheap horror film.
Matt Donato(We Got This Covered): Afflicted is some unconventional horror movie with the intestines to successfully reinvent not only common stale horror subgenre – but two.
Scott Weinberg(FEARnet): Cool, creepy potion that should please horror nuts and kinsman scaredy-cats in equal measure.
David Nusair(Reel Film Reviews): …the movie's appealing, urbane atmosphere [is] perpetuated by both the leading-person presentation and the personable character of the two central characters.
Todd Gilchrist(GeekNation): A step in the seemly direction for the burgeoning filmmaking mode of expression that still needs to figure through how to tell stories as creative as its techniques, or at in the smallest degree find ways not to completely discombobulate viewers by the ones they're telling now.