Afflicted ★★★½

AFFLICTED was a film I was a bit wary about, given its well-worn found footage conceit. But it ended up being pretty inspired and managed to find an interesting angle on a staple horror genre I won't give away here. There are some great set-pieces that evoke the wild energy of CHRONICLE, but at its core this is a story of friendship, with writer/directors Cliff and Derek playing versions of themselves.