Found-footage horror movies have simultaneously been completely overexposed while also never reaching their full potential. Most of these horror movies settle for shaking a camera
At times beautiful, at times a grunge-fueled apocalyptica from the depths of insanity, but always fascinatingly subtextual and heart-pumping. On the surface, ‘Hardware’ is a grand ole’ piece of early ‘90s schlock horror cinema.
Whether or not it’s some strange nostalgic osmosis for The Baby-Sitters Club or some other late ‘80s or early ‘90s media, there’s been a recent influx of comedic horror movies centered around babysitting that have more to do with Adventures In Babysitting than When A Stranger Calls.
Ghost stories and horror movies have longed stood in for hidden anxieties and pressures, highlighting that one can never hide from what makes you afraid and danger is a constant just outside your peripheral.