Found, the horror masterpiece written and directed by Scott Schirmer is finally getting the Blu Ray release it so justly deserves.
Having wowed audiences at festivals and on DVD FOUND,has still somehow not gotten the Blu-Ray treatment it deserves but that will change come the ides of March. The film is based on the must-read novel by Todd Rigney and has drawn raves from horror royalty such as Elvira who said about the film “It’s as horror as horror can get“.
Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life. The kids at school won’t stop picking on him, his parents just don’t seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it – his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.
Blu Ray Specs and Features:
– Reversible cover art, including a design from ‘Nekromantik’ comic artist Martin Trafford
– ‘The Making of ‘Found’ documentary (36 minutes)
– ‘Headless’ original short film (25 minutes)
– ‘Deep Dwellers’ original short film (6 minutes)
– Gag Reel (5 minutes)
– Feature commentary with author Todd Rigney and director Scott Schirmer
– Feature commentary with the cast & crew, including actors Gavin Brown and Ethan Philbeck
– Short film commentaries with the Clockwerk Creature Company FX team
– Subtitles: Spanish, French
* Autographs are FREE! If you select a signed copy, it will be signed in silver marker by director Scott Schirmer on the outward facing side of the reversible cover art (the brothers looking up against a bright background).
Disc specs: Factory-replicated Blu-ray (not a BD-r). Region Free. English language only. Subtitles: Spanish & French. Color. 16×9 anamorphic video (2.35:1 aspect ratio). Stereo sound. 103 minutes. 2012.
UNRATED: Not intended for audiences under 18 years of age. This film contains violence, nudity, profanity, and disturbing subject matter.
Writer/Director, Scott Schirmer had this to say about the film:
After reading Todd Rigney’s book for the first time, I never wanted anything so badly in my entire life. On a surface level, Found struck me as an unlikely mash-up of two of my favorite films — Ordinary People and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But under that surface were a dozen or so delicious ambiguities and provocative themes that spoke to me very personally.
Chief among these, I think Found has a lot to say about bullying and the warping potency of shame in boys’ lives. Todd perfectly captures a moment in the life of our young protagonist, Marty — and I think in many boys’ lives — where he is forced to make a conscious decision to leave boyhood, to risk alienating his mother and family, just so he can compete and survive among his peers. Boys do this even if it means sacrificing core parts of their humanity. That’s what happens when caring gets perceived as a feminine quality, a weakness. And in the depiction of Steve, the older brother, I think we see how dangerous that sacrifice can be. Steve is a projection of Marty further down the road, but he goes beyond violence for retaliation. He embodies an entirely other notion that I’ve rarely seen explored in media, one that only needs hinted at to shock and disturb — the sexual fetishism of violence.
Marty’s conflict points to ‘nurture’. Steve’s suggests ‘nature’. Which is more horrifying — that male violence is intrinsic, or that it’s bred and condoned? Found gave me an opportunity to explore the thorny path many boys and young men take as their rite of passage. Todd crystallizes the turning point in Marty’s life, and he shows us the worst case scenario in Steve’s. The plight of these characters shapes Found into a coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.
Something I can really sink my teeth into. — Scott Schirmer
Found is easily one of the best films of the last fifteen years in my opinion and I highly recommend all horror fans take advantage of the pre-sale now.
Pre-order the film HERE