The Pyramid (2014)

Written by cloister56 on May 20, 2017

The Pyramid is a found footage movie but part of a new wave along with As Above so Below released the same year.
I don't have a problem with the format, it allows the telling of a story from a different perspective to a regular film and if done right gets you closer to the event.
The story is a classic horror setup, the finding of a hitherto unknown pyramid and the evil that waits within.
The claustrophobic corridors and crawl spaces really work with the close camera work to ramp up the tension.
Horror often relies on protagonists making stupid decision, which is often infuriating.
Mostly the team were just overconfident, the events are beyond anything they could prepare for so I feel this film avoids that annoyance. There are some really haunting images and some impressive deaths given what would be a limited budget.
Overall this was a very enjoyable horror movie.