Capture Kill Release was a love letter to found footage horror and psychopathic couples! Hearing two people nonchalantly talk about killing someone is almost comedic when you think about it. You’re actually hearing a casual conversation about murder! That’s the kind of morbid humor I love in a film!
Directed by Nick McAnulty and Brian Allen Stewart with a screenplay by McAnulty, Capture Release follows a couple (Jennifer Fraser and Farhang Ghajar) who plot to murder a random stranger just for the thrill of it. However, things turn ugly when one of them decides not to go through with it. Will their love be enough?
What really made this film successful was the main couple. I’m honestly very surprised they’re not married in real life because the chemistry and arguments between Jennifer Fraser and Farhang Ghajar are just so realistic! Every moment with them felt genuine and flowed perfectly.
Jennifer Fraser’s performance was nothing short of marvelous. She was able to immediately switch from a quirky, goofy filmmaker, to a crazy wannabe killer that won’t let anyone get in her way. Farhang’s transformation was just as brilliant. He starts out just as willing to murder someone as much as his wife is, but then has a sudden change of heart. But why does he decide to go through with it?
The special effects were very subtle and especially well done. Capture Kill Release literally shows the audience the process of a murder. Found footage films tend to be a little boring, sometimes filming nothing to try to build suspense, but Capture Kill Release actually films what’s relevant to the plot. It was a really fresh take on killer couples and the found footage genre.
There is absolutely nothing I dislike about this film. From its seemingly normal beginning to its gritty ending, the events in the film kept my attention. The main couple was strangely likable in a,”There’s no way this cute couple could be capable of murder” kind of way. The directors did a fantastic job with this film, and I can’t wait to see what they bring the horror community in the future!