‘This doll is very special…’
Heidi is a 2014 American found footage horror film about a seemingly demonic doll; it was written, produced and directed by Daniel Ray (Bogyphobia). It stars Samuel Brian, Joei Fulco and Joey Bell.
After discovering a mysterious doll in an attic, two high school friends are increasingly plagued by a series of disturbing and unexplained events…
“Whether it is a possessed doll or a satanic cult, this movie will make you look at dolls in a different way. And the creepiness of the titular doll is on a whole new level of creepy. Whether or not you are a found-footage fan, I’m sure this movie sets you on point with how you will feel towards the subgenre.” Jack Saint, Weng’s Chop magazine
“The film is a thrill ride that never lets up, from the opening scene through the closing credits […] the primary challenges Heidi faces relate to the treatment of audio. The use of background music and non-diegetic sound throughout the film and music continuity during a party scene detract somewhat from the found footage conceit and entertainment value.” Michael Steinberg, Found Footage Critic
“Story-wise, Ray does a lot of things right here: he provides a solid reason for these kids to have cameras of all types everywhere […] he establishes broad-stroke but effective backstories for everybody, and he writes engaging and realistic dialogue. It’s on the purely technical side of things, though, that Heidi manages to stand head and shoulders above its numerous counterparts in the “homemade horror” game.” Ryan C., Trash Film Guru
Samuel Brian, Joei Fulco, Joey Bell, Eva Falana, Elizabeth Callahan, Michael Monteiro, Marilyn Weinmann, Nicoleta Radu, Lindsey Cruz, Cazi Greene, Diem Bell, Ava Gianna, Carl Windom Carlito, Bobby Briggs, Ricky Leyva.
Wild Eye Releasing released Heidi on DVD and Digital HD on April 11, 2017. The film has also been released on Netflix.