Found footage horror films are everywhere these days, but “Afflicted” looks like it could stand out from the rest of the pack. The film debuted at Toronto to favorable reviews, and now CBS Films Films has released a new TV spot (exclusive to Indiewire) in time for the film’s release this weekend.
The film was written, directed, and produced by Derek Lee and Clif Prowse, who star as a pair of lifelong friends who travel around the world to film a web series, made more meaningful by Lee’s brain aneurysm, which has almost guaranteed him to an early death. When Lee starts to display new, superhuman powers following a hookup, the two are initially thrilled, then terrified when darker aspects of his change start to show through.
“Afflicted” has earned positive reviews even among those tired of the found footage subgenre, with Indiewire’s own critic writing favorably about it here. The film hits theaters and VOD today. Watch the TV Spot below.