Living Among Us – USA, 2017

‘No ordinary neighbors’

Living Among Us is a 2017 American supernatural horror found footage feature film written and directed by Brian A. Metcalf (The Lost Tree). The Red Compass Media production stars Esmé Bianco, Andrew Keegan and William Sadler.

Vampires have just made themselves public! Now a group of documentarians have been granted access to spend some time with them and learn how they live and coexist with humans. But as reality sets in, the crew realise they are in for far more than they bargained for…

Reviews:

“Arriving too late and with too little substance to have any relevance as a mockumentary or as a vampire movie, a low budget, lame conception, and zero-intrigue setup drain Living Among Us of any color or creativity. The only notch the film has above other indie horror or “found footage” flops is a cast of actors that audiences have actually heard of.” Ian Sedensky, Culture Crypt

“The last act, as should be, is more intense; while anyone who has seen their fair share of found footage flicks can kind of guess where it’s all going to end up, the route there is a fun ride so don’t let that hinder your decision to watch.” Richard Gary, The Feedback Society

” …you have to give Metcalf credit—he skewers the media quite effectively, while cranking up a sense that things are about to go very, very bad. Andrew Keegan and Chad Todhunter chew the scenery nicely as wildcards Blake and Selvin […] There are plenty of prior found footage mock-doc horror movies, but LAU is cleverer than most.” Joe Bendel, J.B. Spins

“There were some inconsistencies in the story that called into question the logic/motivations of the various characters.  Without giving too much away, the documentary crew decided to stick around for far longer than seems necessary given what they had seen/filmed […] All in all, I appreciated a lot of the style of this piece, but the static was occasionally jarring.” Nightmarish Conjurings

” …dark, demented, and deliciously entertaining. It was a fun story with compelling characters and just the right amount of blood and gore to satisfy your hunger. Although the story was fun, it was easy to tell how the film would go. Not much mystery, but entertaining none the less.” Tori Danielle, Pop Horror

“For fans of the found footage genre, there’s plenty to entertain. It doesn’t quite have the impact it aims for, and relies heavily on clichés to carry it through yet is still a much better film than it first appears to be. Limited by its budget, it falls short of its ambitions but is well worth a watch for a night of horror.” David Duprey, That Moment In

“It’s pace was cleverly thought out, the script was easy to relate to and the whole ‘idea’ of vampires living in plain sight worked especially well for Found Footage. I was also impressed by the CGI decisions – when it was used it was very impressive, but it was not used as often as you’d expect. This gave it more power when it was on-screen – definitely worked in the film’s favor.” Top Found Footage Films

Main cast:

  • Esmé Bianco
  • Andrew Keegan
  • William Sadler
  • Thomas Ian Nicholas
  • John Heard – Sharknado; Would You Rather; Cat People
  • Jordan Hinson
  • James Russo
  • Jessica Morris
  • Travis Aaron Wade
  • Chad Todhunter
  • Anna Sophia Berglund
  • Hunter Gomez
  • Brian A. Metcalf
  • Chris Kos
  • Bobby Block

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Release:

Vision Films distributed via a limited theatrical release in January 2018 followed by VOD and DVD releases in February 2018.

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Image credits: Pop Horror

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