sticks. One night, Josh is separated from the group and disappears, only to be heard the next nightscreaming out to his friends. On discovering a house, where they believe Josh is, the lm concludes with thepair trapped inside the house, perhaps with the very thing they had come to see.“Te footage has the haphazard continuity of tormented fragments; it’s all handheld stu, caught on the run.ents, woods, isolation, increasing fear, and then ambiguous terrors suggested by such commonplacematerials as some sticks tied together or rocks placed outside the crew’s tent.” (Denby, 1999) Trough theuse of hand held cameras, the footage has the illusion of documentary lm caught during moment of pureterror. Te audience is made is suspend their disbelief in the situation, as it doesn't seem likely that in theirsituation the students would continue lming. Te eect of the constantly moving camera is somewhatnauseating, however manages to place the audience inside the head of the characters as they are tormented.Te lm recreates the absolute terror of being completely lost. Te trio start to turn on each other as therealisation that they can't nd their way out of the woods hits them.
ension mounts as Heather, Joshuaand Michael lose their psychological bearings.” (ravers, 1999) Te footage captures the three as they grow ever more scared. Troughout there are long stretches of blackness and even when the light is on, theconstant movement makes it hard to decipher what is happening. Te lm has a claustrophobic feel to it, asthe audience strains to hear in regular moments of darkness. A strong aspect of the lm is the power ofFigure 2.