Caught On Tape

Caught On Tape

Viral outbreaks, death curses, illicit sex, pervy pictures and uncomfortable truths - the ‘Caught On Tape’ season is a selection of films where posing for a photo, filming something never meant to be seen or watching unearthed videos is all good fun, but could also get you in big trouble - or even killed.

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Caught On Tape
  • The El Duce Tapes

    In the early 90s, aspiring filmmaker (and General Hospital co-star) Ryan Sexton lugged a giant camcorder into some of the seediest clubs and filthiest apartments in Hollywood. There he filmed hour upon hour of VHS footage of the jaw-droppingly offensive Shock Rock band The Mentors, focusing on th...

  • Ringu

    In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film's succ...

  • Ringu 2

    One year after the success of his genre-defining horror classic Ringu, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) returned to the world of viral video to deliver his own follow-up, reteaming with much of his original cast and creative team. Picking up where its predecessor left off, Ringu 2 finds Mai (Mi...

  • Ringu 0

    Discover the horrifying truth behind Ringu's viral video in this spine-tingling origin story. Thirty years prior to the events of Ringu, teenager Sadako (Yukie Nakama, Shinobi: Heart Under Blade), plagued by nightmares and a suspicion that she has inherited her mother's psychic abilities, joins a...

  • Ringu Spiral

    When Hideo Nakata's Ringu was released in Japanese cinemas in 1998, it did so as part of a double bill with Spiral, a sequel directed by Joji 'George' Iida (Another Heaven; co-writer of the original 1995 TV adaptation of Ringu) and based on Koji Suzuki's novel of the same name. Due to the film's ...

  • Whirlpool

    In Larraz's debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare 'Whirlpool', Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer's secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat - but soon transpires to be anything but.

  • Videoman

    A movie can turn your life around

    When Ennio, obsessive VHS collector and borderline alcoholic, uncovers an exceedingly valuable and much sought-after copy of Zombie, he decides to sell it to an anonymous collector for a princely sum. However, the tape soon vanishes and Ennio is forced on a de...

  • Kolobos

    A group of youngsters arrive at a snow-covered house under the guise of participating in a "ground-breaking" new experimental film. With the entire property fitted out with cameras, their every move will be recorded. But when the house locks down, trapping the youngsters within, it soon becomes c...

  • Double Face

    In the post-war years, the proliferation of transnational European co-productions gave rise to a cross-pollination of genres, with the same films sold in different markets as belonging to different movements. Among these, Riccardo Freda's ('I vampiri', 'The Horrible Dr. Hichock') 'Double Face' wa...

  • Dark Water

    After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the “dead wet girl” to new heig...

  • The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion

    Before the influence of Dario Argento's 'The Bird with the Crystal Plumage' permeated every corner of the giallo genre, another strain of these distinctive Italian thrillers enjoyed considerable success. These "melodrama gialli", heavily inspired by Clouzot's 'Les diaboliques', relied less on gra...

  • The Black Report

    Yasuzo Masumura based his story on prize winning Edogawa Ranpo's book [Hanayaka na shitai]. A Food Company's boss is killed and there comes the search for his murderer.

  • Scum of the Earth

    From the shadows of the sordid haunts... they slither like predatory beasts to stalk their prey! A young college co-ed, Kim Sherwood, naively agrees to pose for some glamour shots to earn a quick buck towards her tuition. But when the sleazy photographer begins to blackmail her into taking more a...

  • Ivansxtc

    Danny Huston, Peter Weller and Lisa Enos star in this biting satire on the behind-the-scenes of the Hollywood film industry, with all its drink and drug-fuelled excess, from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Paperhouse).

    Opening with the death of its titular protagonist, Ivansxtc goes back in ti...