11 Mumblegore Movies You Need to See
In the middle of the night, all TVs start emitting a frequency that makes everyone in town want to kill. What sells this $50,000 flick isn't just its trust-no-one premise. It's that The Signal is literally divided into three acts -- or "transmissions," as it calls them -- by three different young director, each of whom spins the story in their own way, from an action-thriller to a black comedy.
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A generation of writers, directors, actors and producers — all in their early to mid 30s, all based in Los Angeles — found each other and together found their voice by making horror films. While a parallel class of young filmmakers on the East Coast found critical acclaim directing micro-budget mumblecore dramas, L.A.’s indie crew is carving a riskier path to lasting success with micro-budget cerebral chillers that eschew cheap kills and studio interference. Call it mumblegore.
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Published on October 28, 2013