Like so many forgettable slashers made in the mid-80s or low budget zombie indies filmed in backyards during the '90s, Crowsnest is yet another product of its trendy time. In this case, the fad is found footage, and like many a slasher or undead feast, it's a little lazy, a little scary, and ultimately, a passable if unmemorable under-90 minute stream on Instant Watch.
Quick Plot: Meet The Worst People In the World.
We'll get back to Just How Much I Hate These People later, but to run through the story is simple, especially if you've seen any of the myriad of found footage horror made this century. Justin just got a high tech video camera (which allows him the line "Thousand time zoom, bro!") and has naturally decided to test it out chronicling his trip to pal Kirk's cottage along with respective girlfriends Brooke and Amanda. Tagging along is Amanda's god-fearing fifth wheel little sister Danielle.
As mentioned earlier, Crowsnest does an excellent job on multiple counts in delivering out-of-nowhere scares
Too bad I was rooting for those scares to prove fatal to all five of our maybe protagonists
When not drinking the wine coolers generally served at middle school parties, sexy girls always hog all the beer
Getting your head cut off really hurts
The best way to jump start a broken down vehicle is to be rear-ended
No, you don't have to go back for the camera. You never, ever, have to go back for the camera
Fans of found footage horror will actually find a few decent scares in Crowsnest. On the other hand, any viewer who prickles at seeing yet another batch of vacant pretty people do stupid things and pay for it might find the film insufferable. It's less than 90 minutes and streaming on Instant Watch, so the gamble is yours.