After raking History Channel's Monster Quest over the coals, I'm happy to say that I've found something the decerning freaker might enjoy.
Animal Planet (of all channels?) is showing a new season of the 30 minute series called "Lost Tapes". Think of the hand-held camera bits of FreakyLinks mixed in with the documentary style of The Blair Witch Project
or Curse of the Blair Witch
and you've got "Lost Tapes".
The second season premieres tonight, Tuesday Sept. 29th, with two new episodes but showed four back-to-back episodes from season 1 on Sunday. The titles to the episodes I've seen so far are:Cave Demons
, which follows an Army unit into the caves of Afghanistan to have a close encounter with giant bats. Death Raptor
, where a group of amateur paranormal investigators hunt the Owl Man, a distant cousin of the Mothman.Oklahoma Octopus
, which to me feels the most FreakyLinks, where a group of teens decide a day at the lake is the right way to spend time together before going their separate ways before college. Unexpected tentacle attacks weren't what they bargained for.
where border patrolmen tangle with what may well be the mythical creature. I was solidly entertained by all four episodes.
Tonight's new season 2 episodes are Vampire
and Lizard Man
I suppose my one complaint is that the shaky cam in some sequences can be way
too shaky in spots, nowhere near the masters of the art like our Haxan bred material.
That aside, I'm sorry I missed the first season and honestly can't wait to see what other shaky cam filmed monsters they're got in store for us! Watch if you can.
You can read all about the series here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Tapes