“Scare Campaign” (2016)
Horror/Running Time: 76 minutes
Director: Cameron Cairnes & Colin Cairnes
Featuring: Meegan Warner, Ian Meadows, Olivia DeJonge
Over the past few years there have been quite a few low budget films coming out of Australia and while the quality does range quite a bit, the films themselves are original and watchable from the always watchable Wolf Creek (2005), through to These Final Hours (2013) as well as The Little Death (2014).
While “Scare Campaign” is not the greatest film out there it is well worth a look as it shows some very real skills behind and in front of the camera. When we look back on this period it could be the start of a new Australian wave of low budget cinema that could see some huge payoffs in the future if the opportunities arise.
Scare Campaign is not only the name of the film but also the name of the television show within the film that the plot revolves round. The show has been on-air for 5 years with its mix of old school scares and hidden camera fun. But as we enter a new age of online TV the producers find themselves up against a new hard-edged web series, which makes their show look decidedly quaint. It’s time to up the ante, but will the team go too far this time, and are they about to prank the wrong guy?
This is a fun watch and makes a nice antidote to the over dramatized and plot driven horrors of recent times – give it a look!