Alright, I either pissed in Netflix's corn flakes, or I pissed in my die's corn flakes. The third option is that neither of those like corn flakes with their piss. Whatever the case may be, I have my second "found footage" film for the week. Get ready for some shit.
Secret of Evil (Secreto Matusita) takes place in a haunted house where we get two possible back stories only to find that the cause is a totally different story. We start by interviewing a man in a mental hospital where he mentions the "owner" while he trashes the room. Then we get our two stories. One is about a Japanese family living there and the other being about a couple living upstairs, all of which end with murder. Our Scooby crew eventually find a letter hidden in a wall with a dead baby and that gives us the true story. It doesn't change the fact they all die and the ghosts eat their bodies or shove them up their ghost butts or something. If I had, to then I can sum this up as pretty much the Blair Witch Project only they have a clairvoyant with them and much better tech... and bodies shoved up ghost butts.
I don't know how to talk about found footage movies anymore. It's mostly a bunch of "what was that?" and "Ahhhhh I'm going crazy with all these ghosts up in here!" The one thing Secret of Evil has going for it would be that it mainly uses practical effects and camera pans for the spooky elements. As I mentioned above, this felt too much like Blair Witch to really be a wholly original idea.
I give Secret of Evil 1 El Terrible picture out of 5: