The Last Broadcast (1998) - Horror, Mystery

Hohum Score

86

Hohummer

A film crew ventures into the forest in search of the mythical 'Jersey Devil'.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Stefan Avalos
Stars: David Beard, Lance Weiler
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 36 out of 162 found boring (22.22%)

One-line Reviews (107)

A boring & cheap movie that did not really precede The Blair Witch Project.

Still, there are enough quick cuts, blurry 'live' footage, and hinted-at terror to make this 'murder mystery' worth watching more than once.

Here is a horror-documentary that takes itself way too seriously for its own good, after opening with a possibly promising premise and couple of scenes that work as intentionally amateur clips of "Fact or Fiction" hosts on Public Access TV- later victims of what could be the Jersey Devil- and then nose-diving into either mind-numbingly boring exposition, cheesy and/or ridiculously edited "digital" images, and a final ten minutes that had me smacking my head just to make sure I wasn't hallucinating.

The slow speaking monotone voice of the narrator guiding you through and providing solutions for those that stayed behind.

This may lead us to ignore an unexpected truth, even when it lies right before us.

The pacing is a little slow, and you get bogged down by seeing the same footage over and over again.

This next segment of the film had me on the edge of my seat.

Classic,no,the best movie of all time,definitely not,an entertaining effort to exploit the media,yes.

That got pretty boring fast.

I know alot of other people think this is superior to The Blair Witch,however I found this movie to be tedious and fragmented.

I want my 86 minutes back because I was bored to death watching this "mocku-mentary" movie.

I don't care to compare the films in terms of which one is better, or if "The Blair Witch" is truly original; thats pointless.

dull.

Unfortunately, for the first hour, it's pretty slow-moving too, with the real horrors only beginning towards the end of the film.

) I was willing to forgive some of the loose ends and awful acting (especially the monotone filmmaker guy) because the rest of the movie was half-way interesting.

And as already mentioned, the narration is monotone.

It was like the writers went to a candy store and picked the biggest cliche.

Both are similar in approach however, "The Last Broadcast" takes a sadistic twist that was honestly was quite unexpected.

At parts, I'll admit it, this film dragged on a bit.

It is unexpected and blocky.

This film really had me going with a decent-enough story despite obvious and intentional poor acting (for those who knock the acting, people really usually are that dull on camera).

Preceding the thematically and stylistically similar The Blair Witch Project by a year, the film proves even more tedious than its more famous (and highly over-rated) counterpart, with numerous dry interviews with people associated with the case, and lots of grainy, wobbly video footage, none of which I found the slightest bit scary.

The mega-twist in this scene is so unpredictable, you will find yourself going over the whole movie again in your head and go "Ohhhhhh yeah!

Shot nearly entirely on video, with the exception of a short piece at the end shot on film, "Broadcast" is gritty and darkly entertaining.

Well, I was disappointed after watching 86 minutes of confusing tripe.

"A" for effort, but still a bloated, tedious mess of a film.

To me "The Blair Witch" was kind of weak on horror but I DID find it really entertaining to watch 3 people lose it in the woods; especially seeing that incredibly annoying "Heather" finally bite it in the end.

But it moved very slowly, was very repititious and at times very dull.

But overall it was very entertaining.

I was prepared to be creeped out, but I was too bored to be creeped out, even by the ending.

It's a "Blair Witch" type film, with worse acting, no real plot and not much in the money department.

I enjoyed it until we got to the twist.

Blair Witch, cloverfield, quarantine, diary of the dead, and paranormal activity are all scary and entertaining.

The script is film school tripe - plodding, self congratulatory, stupid, without any sense of pacing or urgency.

Narrators voice was monotone.

This movie is incredibly slow, uninteresting, and downright confusing.

It was totally unexpected and threw me for a loop.

Strangely languid film that takes 80 minutes to reveal its twist...

But The Last Broadcast is fiction, with an incredible boring story, incredible lousy filming and editing, incredible mediocre actors.

This movie is definately on my top 10 list, and I highly recommend it for anyone that is a big horror-movie fan!!!

What I got, however, was a contrived mess of film school hokum.

Also, the narrator has a very annoying monotone, which comprises the bulk of the dialogue throughout the film.

One, the documentary "ends", that is, it concludes with the narrator/murderer David Liegh making a cliche ending remark.

A complete waste of time.

Before the "documentary" ends with the cliche, there is a part in the film where David recreates the trip of the murdered filmakers.

Well worth watching .

The character who was helping them find the Jersey Devil, Jim I think it was, was terribly overacted and overplayed and the repetitive scene replays increased the boredom factor causing the viewer to lose any interest they had in the outcome of this movie.

Dreadful, Dreary and Dull .

You already knew that the videomakers were dead, but then it dragged on a long time without including any new information, and then BANG!

It was a bit slow moving in the beginning, and there was a moment of terrible acting (the psychic boy is asked whether or not he's a "psycho" or a "psychic", and he says, almost calmly, "Hey man.

Before the "documentary" ends with the cliche, there is a part in the film where David recreates the trip of the murdered filmakers.

It was a truly Holmesian twist, making the last ten minutes of the movie horrifyingly absorbing.

He is one of the most dorky, uninteresting, and monotonous actors I have ever seen.

Overall, it was entertaining...

Unfortunately, the narration is - as another reviewer has pointed out on here - done in a very monotone manner that fails to invoke even the slightest interest.

then again i did only watch it because i was suffering from Insomnia.

Highly enjoyable.

Captivating, intriguing, and unsettlingly disturbing.

One might even argue that his presentation has deliberately been dull and annoying, in order to throw the viewer off the scent.

It's completely unexpected, and confused/annoyed a lot of people.

The atmosphere and the psychological deterioration of the characters is compelling, the little things in the movie give it more life than anything in TLB could.

The characters were dull and had very little backstory.

But, although it follows in it's footsteps, I consider this to be a more enjoyable film than it's more successful counter-part.

> I was mildly unimpressed until the final scenes of this movie, which really brought it all together in a most intriguing way.

I was on the edge of my chair the whole time and the suffocation scene scared the hell out of me because it looked VERY realistic.

It started of pretty good and I was hooked, but after 30 minutes or so the movie just kept dragging on and became very boring.

The fact that the whole thing was shot to look like a TV documentary just made the whole thing incredibly boring.

One, the documentary "ends", that is, it concludes with the narrator/murderer David Liegh making a cliche ending remark.

Here's the spoiler, at the end of this very long and very boring documentary the film breaks the atmosphere of documentary by having the individual responsible for the deaths of the townsfolk kill the person who's making the documentary.

Rather than bangs, gore and all-too-predictable panto-style shocks, the film creates its own eerie atmosphere and scary believability by relying on the environment and the actors to create a sense of unease and impending doom.

This movie is actually rather boring and poorly structured.

Saddled with a clumsy structure alluding to be a finished documentary, its leaden voiceover, by the man with the most boring voice in the world, will have you hurling stick-men at the screen, and where as the infinitely superior BWP created a narrative momentum that kept you glued to the seat, 'Last Broadcast' never once tries to involve the audience emotionally.

Boring film with a cheap ending .

So much potential, but ultimately very boring .

Tedious, pales next to Blair Witch .

This film is totally engrossing from the outset.

It is unexpected and blocky.

As for the blair witch, that film had no plot, point or original ideas.

It's one big BORING ride.

it feels like it's building to something and it's reasonably compelling.

SPOILERS AHEAD: The revelation at the end that the dull, pompous narrator is actually the murderer almost works.

It's cleverly written and the supporting background information to the story adds to the believability and genuine feel to the film instead of detracting away from the more suspenseful parts.

This has got to be one of the most boring films I have ever seen.

Worth a look on Saturday afternoon if you're bored and have some beers in the fridge.

Flat, uninteresting characters and a poor attention to the supposed documentary style made this the worst use of my movie rental dollars in a while.

Both have ambiguity whether something supernatural happened, as the characters were exploring a legend about a supernatural being, or whether more mundane homicides occurred.

It's not scary, it's not interesting, it's not atmospheric, it's just BORING!

This is probably one of the worst movies I ever saw in my life.

Plus, some of the film's conceits were just too contrived.

" At that point he violently shoves the camera man and yells in monotone, "See you back at camp, man.

Some parts are cosy indeed (the geeks, the clothes, the computers), but the film is more than slow and really goes nowhere, plus all effects are deeply amateurish.

Original, a good plot and well worth watching.

Yes, the monotonous boring geek from the beginning of the film, the one who's giving the voice-over all the way through.

Needless to say, it's both shocking and wholly unexpected.

Well Worth Watching!!.

The pacing is a little slow, and you get bogged down by seeing the same footage over and over again.

Also, the movie switches from video tape in 1st person to letterboxed film in 3rd person for the last 10 minutes of the flick, and this is VERY confusing.

I found most of the recovered footage and interviews to be pretty dull.

The whole film is told in a compelling documentary style that presents the facts of the case, the police investigation into the murders, Suerd's trial, and the documentarian's (David Beard) view of who really committed the murders.

This film along with The Blair Witch Project is the WORST film ever made and a waste of 86 minutes of your life.

This was by far the worst movie I have ever rented, rivaling Jurassic Park 3 as the worst movie I have ever seen.

The characters are pretty bland, I can't even remember their names.

The story is so engaging, and the characters so believable and real, that it is nearly impossible to find fault with it, despite it's obviously low budget.

It's hard to believe anyone as bland as he seems to be could commit several atrocious murders, and therefore, it's really creepy when we see him murder the woman on camera.

It's boring and there's hardly ANY exciting parts.

With this film, it was boring and repetitious from start to finish (esp.

The film also makes an attempt to become more philosophical towards the end, and there is an unexpected twist.