'Into the forest' 3/10 = Abandon 🌠🌠🌠
The first priority and main objective for shooting a found footage horror flick in one word would be realism. The actors should appear genuine or as natural as possible but "Into the forest" through out the entire film achieves the exact opposite. Whether it was a character screaming into oblivion shouting with fear that's inauthentic or watching someone have a fake seizure that wouldn't convince a 10yo. Nothing will ruin a found footage film quicker than losing the belief or feeling that it's real. In a genre that's heavily saturated for and by millennials too many filmmakers think if they use amateur or unknown actors and film using handheld or shaky camera effects it will give the movie a boost of realism. Usually it does but that's not the case if every scene comes across appearing forced or scripted. I wouldn't recommend this film for viewers and suggest steering clear of it entirely.