The First Interactive Social Horror Film Experience?
Motion pictures made for theaters and TV still come in recognizable shapes. But some intrepid filmmakers have begun exploring online filmmaking - where content doesn’t need to be restricted to a 30-minute or two-hour window. Most of the short videos currently online don't present much of an aesthetic threat to traditional filmmaking (I'm looking at you keyboard cat), but there are some experiments cropping up online that do hold promise - perhaps even showing the way to new modes of storytelling. For example, some filmmakers are exploring how social platforms and real-time audience interaction might help to shape their stories online. Here's a link to an Aug. 27th, 2011 article by Nate Goldman about how these online filmmaking experiments - in particular one horror film experiment, Inside, directed by DJ Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) and starring Emmy Rossum - allow users to "participate in the outcome via social media.”
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