Remember when I said that “found footage” movies need to do something different if they want to separate themselves from the cinematic herd? Well, here’s a film that has certainly found its own niche. Rich Praytor’s upcoming Christian scare flick “Harmless”, a film about a possessed box of pornography that threatens to destroy your typical God-fearing suburban family, features a premise that I definitely haven’t stumbled across during my wonky cinematic journeys. Although I shouldn’t pass judgment on a flick simply because I don’t necessarily agree with its agenda, I fear that audiences will spend most of their time being preached to than being frightened. It will be interesting to see how this one plays out. Hell, I’ll watch it.
Here’s a bit of information about the film straight from the official site:
Harmless is a feature film shot in the popular found footage style. It’s the story about a husband and father and his battle with a box of porn that is found in the closet. Once opened, the box of porn begins to torment the family, much like a poltergeist. It’s sort of a social commentary on how pornography can destroy a family.
Because films are not only entertaining but they’re also a way to teach people. Society learns their morals and values through music, film and television. Pornography is such a huge problem that simply telling someone how dangerous it is usually doesn’t work. You have to tell a compelling story to catch someone’s attention and then educate them while they’re being entertained.
“Harmless” is scheduled for release sometime this fall. While you’re waiting for the dangers of pornography to possess your very soul, have a look at the trailer embedded below.
Via : Cinesploitation