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The Storyline for Evidence (2012)

Evidence (2012) is about four friends, led by Ryan, (Ryan McCoy) who head out to camp to make a documentary. Brett (Brett Rosenburg) has never camped before and the documentary will be about his experience. Ashley (Ashley Bracken) and Abi (Abigail Richie) join them.

A mysterious person seems to be following them. The Evidence movie is a horror and found footage film with little explanation for its bizarre ending.

The Evidence movie (2012) was directed by Ryan McCoy.

The Evidence movie (2012) was directed by Ryan McCoy.

Cast for Evidence + Release Details

Director: Howie Askins.

Writer: Ryan McCoy.

Release: Straight to DVD in the UK in 2012 followed by the USA in April 2014.

Genre: Horror, Found Footage.

The cast for the Evidence film includes Ryan McCoy, Brett Rosenberg, Abigail Richie, Ashley Bracken, and Zack Fahey.

Evidence Official Trailer

Evidence Movie Review

You can watch the Evidence movie (2012) via Amazon (Prime having it the cheapest to buy) or see it as a rental release.

Evidence movie starts very slowly, with a very generic first act introducing the 4 friends. As characters, their resistance to camping while documenting a maiden voyage for one of the friends began to grate on my patience by the time the group reached a campsite. No one wants to really be there and no one really wants to take part.

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A combination of Brett (Brett Rosenberg) whining about the camera and Ashley’s (Ashley Bracken) moaning made the dynamic between cast members irritating.

Performances were fine but by the end, the lack of a taut script really let down the overall film. I imagined the script to look a little like this;

Ashley – is being humorous
Brett – doesn’t want the camera pointed at him
Abi – is trying to keep the peace
They arrive at a look-out— everyone gets scared, and so on and so forth.

The dialogue came across as impromptu rather than well crafted. The camera work itself is the type that people often complain about. The cinematography is so shaky, that I felt ill at times watching Evidence. As someone who actually suffers motion sickness on everything from jogging machines to boats found footage film rarely makes me queasy. Until now. Evidence is the type of movie that would turn anyone who has ever felt like that to never watch a found footage film again. Lots and lots of lights on lights off, lights on, lights off alongside some violently inconsistent motion on the screen.

Is Evidence a Good Movie?

About halfway through the Evidence film, the tone shifts where you would expect it to. Then it shifts again. But then it shifts on its head upside-down and does an aerobic somersault. I tried to stay with it but I really do value good story-telling above most things and this just takes a turn that could have worked but wasn’t consistent enough to do it.

The budget filmmakers for Evidence had was a minuscule $12 000. I feel like if they had just simplified their screen time better, this film would’ve been something really great. Instead, Evidence missed the mark for me, overshot, and landed in the far-off distant bushes. Familiar horror tropes of insisting characters run towards danger ruined the build-up of tension that had been mildly simmering in earlier scenes.

The film's credits provide some information that may assist in explaining what really happened in the Evidence movie.

Evidence (2012) is rated 2 vomit inducing cinematographers out of 5

Movie Whisperer's Score for Evidence


Explanation for the Ending of Evidence (2012)

Spoiler Section for "Evidence"

  • In the Evidence movie, the camera keeps rolling after dark because it’s the best light source they have.
  • In the continuation credits, it explains the area the girls wander into is a medical facility. Used for experimenting on patients. The patients get subjected to a contagion and are now running around either off their heads like the guy we see in the hospital gown or raging zombie-like creatures.
  • The monster in the woods is a grown bug-thing we see running across the floor and coming out of a dead pregnant body. The monsters shown more clearly, in the end, have bug-like faces which is why I decided this was correct. I would also assume these monsters were at some point contained a large well-lit containment area where Ashley ends up in the middle being chased and shot at by military personnel. It would also explain why neither girl got fired upon initially. The shooters weren’t shooting at them, they were shooting at other things.
  • The military has come in towards the end of a rescue attempt after the experiments have reached failure territory and turned the testing facility into a war zone.
  • I can’t explain the horse in Evidence. But I think it was the scariest part of the entire film. Making the horse turn into a monster instead of zombies running around would’ve made me happier.

The Weird Man in the Evidence movie

  • I can’t explain the weird man who wanders into to the campsite other than to say he probably lived in the woods and was also responsible for writing on the trees. The best explanation I can attribute to him is that he is another plot diversion and escaped from the facility at some point, mad from the sight of it all, lived in the woods and had watched other campers before, writing down things on the trees. Hearing that the group were leaving he wrecked their car by sticking branches in it and putting leaves in the camper. It’s not like he broke anything. He just wanted them to stay.
  • At the end of the Evidence movie, the rescuers wait for the last of the survivors to board any chopper not inundated with either zombies or bug-monsters which could be any or none.

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