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“Exceptional. Thought provoking. A breath of fresh air, The Dark Tapes offering intelligent and innovative storytelling, solid acting, well placed jump scares and plenty of plot twists.”

FoundFootageCritic.com

9.5 Out Of 10


“The best practical effects monster of the year.” – “One of the smartest jump scares this year.”

Rue Morgue Magazine, Nov 2016

Positive / Recommended


“This anthology should change the way found footage films will be told and take the genre to a much-needed, higher level.”

TerrorDaves.com - "The Dark Tapes" Brings Found Footage Film To A Whole New Level

8 out of 10


consistenly refined and perhaps of more value, consistently frightening… The Dark Tapes delivers.”

Blumhouse.com - New Wave of Intelligent Found Footage Films You Need To See

Positive / Recommended


The Dark Tapes is at once one of the best anthologies and one of the best found footage films I’ve seen.”

GruesomeMagazine.com

4.5 out of 5


The Dark Tapes is potent nightmare fuel…  I can’t wait to see more of this twisted and unusual universe hinted at through these stories.”

AintItCool.com

Positive / Recommended


“A tense and thrilling film… that should be watched with the lights off and the sound on high.”

DreadCentral.com

3 out of 5


“This movie deserves all sorts of praise and a major release of some sort. And people need to see it. Even if you don’t care for found footage movies see it anyway. You won’t regret it.”

411Mania.com

Positive / Recommended


The Dark Tapes spills new blood in the genre, cutting deep, with a fresh, complex story, more terrifying than anything I’ve seen. If you think this is Blair Witch wannabe or a Paranormal Activity knockoff, think again.  The Dark Tapes is perhaps, finally, the darkest and most original of all.”

SpaceJockeyReviews

9.5 out of 10


“This micro budget compendium of horror shows just what can be achieved through shrewd writing, frugal use of exposition and bags of imagination.”

ThePeoplesMovies.com - 16 More Unmissable Horror Films

Positive / Recommended


“A memorable horror film that manages to stay with you long after its unsettling conclusion.”

SpoilerFreeMovieSleuth.com

Positive / Recommended


“Refreshingly unique, The Dark Tapes is Indie Horror at its most ambitious… It doesn’t take long at all to shatter your expectations and blow your f%#king mind.”

HorrorGeekLife.com

4/5 out of 5


“…there was some gold left to be mined from the found footage vein after all. Highly recommended.”

JBSpins

Positive / Recommended


“The story of the sinfully salacious cam girls gets gleefully grisly fast and the final tale of calculated revenge is seriously satisfying.”

WhySoBlu.com

2.5 out of 5


“A great example of what can be done by talented people working with a limited budget.”

RogueCinema.com

Positive / Recommended


“Rarely have I seen (an anthology film) that featured such innovative and thoughtful storytelling, strong acting, and impressive cinematography.”

MorbidlyBeautiful.com

Positive / Recommended


“I have not seen a movie that kept me poised and attentive to the very end, that was not predictable in the least, that had some of the most horrifying chills I have seen since I was 13 and sneaked into the theater to see The Omen.”

GhostHuntingTheories.com

Positive / Recommended


“One of the rare anthology entries that has no real weak moments.”

DreadWorld.com

4 out of 5


“One of the best Indie Horror movies of 2017.”

CrypticRock.com

4.5 out of 5


“Enter Michael McQuown‘s The Dark Tapes. Not only does The Dark Tapes offer more knowledge of horror film making than every found footage film produced in the last few years combined, but it does so across four individual but quietly linked short stories.

FilmInquiry.com - The Dark Tapes: The Best Found Footage Film In Years

Positive / Recommended


“An impressive piece of work on a micro-budget.”

FilmThreat.com

8 out of 10



  • WINNERBEST FEATURE                        
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • WINNERBEST HORROR FEATURE
  • CAL-TEX Horror Festival, 2016
  • WINNERBEST OF SHOW
  • CAL-TEX Horror Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST ENSEMBLE CAST          
  • L.A. Independent Film Festival Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST SCARE
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST SOUND
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST FEATURE FILM
  • Los Angeles Horror Competition, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST HORROR FILM           
  • Follow Your Dreams Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST ACTOR
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST EDITING
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – SCARIEST FILM
  • Fright Night Theater Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Fright Night Theater Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST MONSTER
  • Fright Night Theater Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Tri-Cities Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST FILM
  • Scream In The Dark Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Indie Fest USA, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST SOUND DESIGN            
  • Fear NYC, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Fear NYC, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST SCREENPLAY
  • Oregon Film Awards, 2016
  • WINNER – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Atlas & Aeris Awards, 2017
  • WINNER – BEST ACTRESS
  • Atlas & Aeris Awards, 2017
  • WINNER – BEST FILM EDITING
  • Atlas & Aeris Awards, 2017
  • GOLD AWARD – BEST DIRECTING
  • International Independent Film Awards, 2016
  • GOLD AWARD – BEST EDITING
  • International Independent Film Awards, 2016
  • GOLD AWARD – FEATURE FILM
  • International Independent Film Awards, 2016
  • EXCEPTIONAL MERIT – HORROR FEATURE
  • Depth Of Field, 2016
  • EXCEPTIONAL MERIT – FEATURE FILM
  • IndieFest Film Awards, 2016
  • EXCEPTIONAL MERIT – SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP
  • Depth Of Field, 2016
  • AWARD OF MERIT – FEATURE FILM
  • Accolade Global Film Competition, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM
  • Rondo Hatton Award, 2017
  • NOMINEE – BEST HORROR FILM
  • International Sci-Fi & Horror Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST FEATURE FILM
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST FEATURE FILM
  • Fly Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Down-East Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST FEATURE FILM
  • FantaFestival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST DIRECTOR
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST ACTRESS
  • Fly Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST ACTRESS
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • FANtastic Horror Film, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Filmmatic Awards – 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST FOREIGN FEATURE
  • FantaFestival (#1 Genre Festival in Italy) – 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – SCARIEST DEATH SCENE
  • FANtastic Horror Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM
  • Sydney Indie Film Festival 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST FEATURE FILM
  • Catacumba Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST HORROR FILM
  • Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM
  • Tampa Bay Underground Festival, 2016
  • NOMINEE – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
  • Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – BEST EDITING
  • Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – BEST SOUND DESIGN
  • Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • NOMINEE – BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  •  Macabre Faire Film Fest 2017
  • 3rd PLACE – BEST HORROR FEATURE
  • The Indie Gathering, 2016
  • BRONZE AWARD – BEST HORROR
  • Spotlight Horror Film Awards, 2016
  • BRONZE AWARD – FEATURE FILM
  • North American Film Awards, 2016
  • FUN FACT – #4 In Total Awards for 2016 Horror Films (Source IMDB.com)
  • FUN FACT – #2 In Total Awards For All Found-Footage Films Ever (Source IMDB.com)
  • FUN FACT – 1st “Found Footage” Film Ever In The International Sci-Fi & Horror Festival
  • FUN FACT – “1 of 16 Unmissable Horror Films Of 2016” By ThePeoplesMovies.com
  • FUN FACT – Top Three Highest Rated Films Ever On FoundFootageCritic.com

“The majority of the films are fantastic.”

TheMovieWaffler.com

3.5 out of 4


“The fact that it has won or been nominated for 61 awards is quite understanable.”

FailedCritics.com

Positive / Recommended


“I talked to others and some liked it a lot so maybe it’s just my personal taste.”

ApocalypseLaterFilm.com

Not Positive / Not Recommended


“A strong film with great ideas.”

The Horror Show (YouTube)

Positive / Recommended


The Dark Tapes is a damned great horror film.”

Austin Putnam (YouTube)

4 out of 5


“…an ambiance of dread… displaying a pleasing Lovecraftian influence.”

HorrorScreamsVideoVault.co.uk

Positive / Recommended


“A breath of fresh air that forgoes jump scares for intense frights.”

MovieScramble.co.uk

Positive / Recommended


“Really good… If you like V/H/S, you’ll love The Dark Tapes.”

ConstantlyCalibrating.com

Positive / Recommended


“Could evolve into an ongoing franchise.”

Phase9.tv

4 out of 5


“Found-footage done right.”

YouveGotRedOnYou.com

3.5 out of 5


“The best found footage horror film you will see this year.”

MoviePilot.com

Positive / Recommended



ReelWorldTheology.com

Not Positive / Not Recommended



TheBooReview

7 out of 10


Flix4Chix.com

6 out of 10



1428Elm.com

Positive / Recommended


ItsBlogginEvil.com

Positive / Recommended


Horror-Movies.ca

3.5 out of 5

“Grab your knife & fork and dig in.”

TheMovieGuys.net

Positive / Recommended


The Dark Tapes stacks up with some of the more high profile anthology horror films.”

CineFilesReviews.com

Positive / Recommended


“I really dug this anthology quite a bit. It really surprised me.”

Special Mark Productions (YouTube)

Positive / Recommended


“There’s a lot to like for horror fans.”

NightmarishConjurings

Positive / Recommended


“Fans of the genre have a new rising star to back.”

ThePanoptic

3.5 out of 5


“… puts its emphasis on creating tension and suspense and telling original stories.”

SearchMyTrash.com

Positive / Recommended


“There’s a ltreat that Iill throw your way.  And that treat is called The Dark Tapes!”

DirtyHorror.com

3 out of 5


“Delivers originality and dispatches many planes of terror. A must see.”

DecayMag.com

3.5 out of 5


“One of the more intelligent paranormal films I have the pleasure of watching.”

GrossMovieReviews.com

3 out of 4


“One of the top tier independent films.”

DroidsCanada.com

4 out of 5


“Running the gamut of horror, thriller and science fiction with relative ease.”

FatherSonHolyGore.com

3.5 out of 4


CineFile.biz

Positive / Recommended


HorrorTalk.com

3 out of 5


TerrorWeekend.com

3.5 out of 5


NerdvanaMedia.com

Positive / Recommended


HollywoodInsider.com

6.5 out of 10


MorrisMovies.co.uk

8 out of 10


FlickeringMyth.com

3 out of 5



SkonMovies.com

4 out of 5

“Surprisingly and ghoulishly delightful.”

AddictedToHorrorMovies.com

4 out of 5


“Extremely interesting, well-made short films made even stronger in the connected whole.

MovieRewind.com

4 out of 5


“The more you see it the more unnerved you will be… the stuff of nightmares.”

HorrorSociety.com

4 out of 5


“…great acting and impressive scripts…”

UKHorrorScene

5 out of 10


“Overall, The Dark Tapes is a solid recommend.”

ScenesMedia.com

Positive / Recommended


“If you want something suspenseful and creepy, this is the film for you.”

TheSlaughteredBird.com

Positive / Recommended


“One of the stronger found-footage horror films in recent memory”

PerksOfBeingNath

7 out of 10


“…an account of cross-dimensional beings who seek to infiltrate the world…”

HellNotes.com

Positive / Recommend


The Dark Tapes is an ambitiously creative found-footage horror flick.”

ForTheLoveOfCelluloid.com

"B"


“You should watch this movie.”

HororInMe

Positve / Recommend


“Each tape hold an original tale, more gruesome than the next.”

Hell Notes

Positive / Recommended


HorrorPhilosophy.com

Positive / Recommended


EyeForFilm.co.uk

3.5 out of 5


Hijos-Del-Atomo.com

Not Positive / Not Recommended


HellHorror

6 out of 10



FrightFest.co.uk

3 out of 4



HorrorBuzz.com

Positive / Recommended



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