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Reviews Of The Dark Tapes:

 

 

The Dark Tapes so far has won or been nominated for the following:

“The best practical effects monster of the year… its appearances are the stuff of nightmares.” – Rue Morgue Magazine Nov 2016

 

“Creepy as hell. A tense and thrilling film… that should be watched with the lights off and the sound on high.” – DreadCentral.com

 

9.7 Out Of 10 – “Exceptional. Thought Provoking.”, “The Dark Tapes is a breath of fresh air, offering intelligent and innovative storytelling, solid acting, well placed jump scares and plenty of plot twists.” – FoundFootageCritic.com

 

The Dark Tapes is really good. It’s well written, like really well. Well directed. Well acted. Well shot. If you like V/H/S, you’ll loveThe Dark Tapes.” – Constantly Calibrating

 

4.5 out of 5 – “One of the best anthologies and best found footage films I’ve seen. The Dark Tapes makes you think, keeps you guessing and gives you goosebumps.” – GruesomeMagazine.com

 

“… very creepy stuff going on here.” – Nerdvana Media

 

The Dark Tapes uses the approach (as a “found footage” flick) rather cleverly and in a cinematic way… creating tension and suspense… and telling original stories… this one totally works!” – SearchMyTrash

 

“A strong film with great ideas… gave me the chills.” – The Horror Show

 

“Highly enjoyable. Very well done.” “There are flashes of evil that makes your eyes widen.” “The twist might have been the best I saw.” – Flix4Chix.com

 

“…this micro budget compendium of horror shows just what can be achieved through shrewd writing, frugal use of exposition and bags of imagination.” – The Peoples Movies

 

“… definitely not what you’re expecting… delivers a great climatic ending.” , “Director Michael McQuown makes an impressive debut.” – MorbidlyBeautiful.com

 

“The spookiest and smartest found footage horror anthology film we’ve seen recently.” – Portland Horror Film

 

“One of the smartest jump scares this year.”  –Rue Morgue Magazine, Nov 2016

 

“A gruesome bag of dark delicacies. When The Dark Tapes comes your way, grab your bloody knife and fork and dig in.” – TheMovieGuys.net

  • WINNER – Best Feature – Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Horror Feature – CAL-TEX Horror Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Of Show – CAL-TEX Horror Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Ensemble Cast – Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Scare – Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Sound – Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Feature Film – Los Angeles Horror Competition
  • WINNER – Best Horror Film – Follow Your Dreams Film Festival
  • WINNER – Best Actor – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Sound Design – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Editing – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Scariest Film – Fright Night Theater Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Visual Effects – Fright Night Theater Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Monster – Fright Night Theater Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Horror Film – Tri-Cities Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Film – Scream In The Dark Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Horror Film – Indie Fest USA, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Horror Film – Sydney Indie Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Sound Design – Fear NYC, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Visual Effects – Fear NYC, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Screenplay – Oregon Film Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – Best Horror Film – Atlas & Aeris Awards, 2017
  • WINNER – Best Actress – Atlas & Aeris Awards, 2017
  • WINNER – Best Film Editing – Atlas & Aeris Awards, 2017
  • GOLD AWARD – Best Directing  – International Independent Film Awards, 2016
  • GOLD AWARD – Best Editing – International Independent Film Awards, 2016
  • GOLD AWARD – Feature Film – International Independent Film Awards, 2016
  • EXCEPTIONAL MERIT – Horror Feature – Depth Of Field Competition, 2016
  • EXCEPTIONAL MERIT – Feature Film – IndieFest Film Awards, 2016
  • EXCEPTIONAL MERIT – Special Make-Up Effects – Depth Of Field Competition, 2016
  • AWARD OF MERIT – Feature Film – Accolade Global Film Competition, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Horror Feature – International Sci-Fi & Horror Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Feature Film – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Feature Film – Fly Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Horror Feature – Down-East Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Feature Film – FantaFestival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Director – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Special Effects – Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Actress – Fly Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Actress – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Supporting Actress – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Thriller or Horror Film – Filmmatic Awards – 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Foreign Feature – FantaFestival (#1 Genre Festival in Italy) – 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Special Effects – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Original Script – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Scariest Death Scene – FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Special Effects – Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Science Fiction Film – Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Feature Film – Catacumba Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Horror Film – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Science Fiction Film – Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – Best Cinematography – Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – Best Special Effects – Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – Best Editing – Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE  – Best Sound Design – Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – Best Supporting Actor – Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – Best Supporting Actress –  Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • 3rd PLACE – Best Horror Feature – The Indie Gathering, 2016
  • BRONZE AWARD – Best Horror Feature – Spotlight Horror Film Awards, 2016
  • BRONZE AWARD – Feature Film – North American Film Awards, 2016
  • FUN FACT – #2 In Total Awards for 2016 Horror Films (Source IMDB.com)
  • FUN FACT – #2 In Total Awards For All Found-Footage Films Ever (Source IMDB.com)
  • FUN FACT – 1st “Found Footage” Film Ever In The International Sci-Fi & Horror Festival
  • FUN FACT – Listed As “1 of 16 Unmissable Horror Films Of 2016” By ThePeoplesMovies.com
  • FUN FACT – One Of Only Three Films Rating 9.7 Or Higher On FoundFootageCritic.com

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