4.7/10
2,641
36 user 24 critic

Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)

R | | Horror | 7 April 2015 (USA)
Trailer
1:31 | Trailer
A small town news team discovers a box of video tapes where a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit, haunts and torments a family... slowly driving them insane. Soon after, they realize that the "Operator" has begun to stalk them as well.

Director:

James Moran

Writers:

Ian Shorr (screenplay), Joseph DeLage (web series "Marble Hornets") | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Sara
Chris Marquette ... Milo Burns
Jake McDorman ... Charlie MacNeel
Doug Jones ... The Operator
Michael Bunin ... Dan Wittlocke
Alexandra Holden ... Rose Wittlocke
Morgan Bastin ... Tara Wittlocke (as Morgan E. Bastin)
Elizabeth Payne ... Barbara Sellers
Damon Gupton ... Leonard Herring
Tim Seitter Tim Seitter ... Dean
Mark Christopher Lawrence ... Gary Rockwell
Rick Otto ... Sheriff Lee Dylan
David Pevsner ... Kyle
Kathryn Gordon ... Makaela
Cynthia Murell ... Mary - Dancing Girl
Learn more

More Like This 

Marble Hornets (2009–2014)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

When film student Jay gets some tapes from his friend Alex containing footage of a cancelled film project called Marble Hornets, he is followed by an entity called The Operator and finds out the secrets behind the tapes.

Stars: Troy Wagner, Joseph DeLage, Tim Sutton
TribeTwelve (TV Series 2010)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After the death of his cousin, a college student uploads footage from a weekend they spent together. However, he discovers something disturbing while going through the tapes. Soon enough, he slips down the same rabbit hole his cousin did.

Stars: Adam Rosner, Eric Boon, Kyle Malo
Mr. Jones (2013)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A young couple moves to the woods and soon finds their nightmares and reality colliding.

Director: Karl Mueller
Stars: Jon Foster, Sarah Jones, Mark Steger
Everymanhybrid (2010–2018)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Cabin fever inspires three friends to create a series of fitness videos. However, things quickly turn dark as a host of supernatural entities including Slenderman, The Rake, and the psychotic HABIT enters their lives to wreak havoc.

Stars: Vincent Caffarello, Evan Jennings, Jeffrey Koval
Apartment 143 (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A team of parapsychologists try to figure out a strange phenomenon occurring in an apartment building.

Director: Carles Torrens
Stars: Kai Lennox, Gia Mantegna, Michael O'Keefe
Always Watching (Video 2013)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Chris Roth
Stars: Chris Custodio, Cris Obryon, Robin Romeo
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A filmmaker discovers a box of video tapes depicting two students' disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Kristopher Myers
Stars: Rachel Armiger, Reed DeLisle, Matt Lake
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.

Director: Matty Beckerman
Stars: Katherine Sigismund, Corey Eid, Riley Polanski
Exists (2014)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of friends who venture into the remote Texas woods for a party weekend find themselves stalked by Bigfoot.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez
Stars: Samuel Davis, Dora Madison, Roger Edwards
Area 51 (2015)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government's secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes unimaginable secrets.

Director: Oren Peli
Stars: Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A docu-thriller focusing on the life, brief career, and mysterious death of Maryland filmmaker Karl Atticus, referred to by some as the "godfather of the slasher film." Features interviews ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Ricche, Christian Stavrakis
Stars: John Amplas, Bryan Beard, Elizabeth Brokaw
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

For their ghost hunting reality show, a production crew locks themselves inside an abandoned mental hospital that's supposedly haunted - and it might prove to be all too true.

Directors: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Ben Wilkinson, Sean Rogerson, Ashleigh Gryzko
Edit

Storyline

On the hunt for an intriguing news story, a small-town news team follows a crew inspecting repossessed houses. Inside a particularly strange house, the news team discovers a box of video tapes inside a locked closet. Sensing a story, they decide to take them back to their studio. From the tapes, they learn that the family who had lived in the house was not pushed out by the banks, but fled the house in fear for their lives. Trying to decode the story, the crew keeps seeing a faceless figure dressed in a dark suit appear in the footage that causes the videotape to scramble. Their fear mounts when this figure, The Operator as he is deemed, starts to appear in their real lives, standing quietly and always watching them. Tortured and terrorized, the three crew members must track down the mystery of The Operator before it's too late.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You shouldn't have looked.

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The creature in the story is never referred to as the "Slender Man," though the creator of the web series admits it was inspired by the legend. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from Marble Hornets (2009) See more »

User Reviews

 
Ends well
6 December 2015 | by begobSee all my reviews

When a news team documenting mortgage foreclosures stumbles across the mysterious disappearance of a family, they take videotapes from the abandoned home, unaware that by watching the tapes they invite into their lives a creepy stalker who can only be seen through the camera lens.

Another found footage horror with shaky cam that is a little overdone, especially when the framing veers wide of the centre. The establishment of the characters is not great, the acting is OK - although the best performance comes in the aftermath - and the pacing doesn't settle down until the last act. The second act is mostly a poorly judged single-hander as the camera man figures out the stalker is present in his unfeasibly large home, at which point he does lots of stupid things that blew away my suspension of disbelief. Yes, I was cursing at the screen.

Another complaint is over the reliance on shouting and fighting to generate tension, which was just annoying. Also I question the judgement of having the dog in the movie, or at least this dog, because his tail is always wagging merrily!

However, when the characterisation sets in this turns out to be a good story, with something to say about the darkness within us. Each of the three leads has a weakness that can't be controlled, and the stalker probably reflects that part of the human condition. Lots of mirror images are used, along with screens within the screen, and that really helps to fill out the concept of a mysterious entity that is coming to get us all. A bleak message, but well delivered in the end.

There's no music, just background hiss and static.

Overall - all's well that ends well, except when they make me curse.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 36 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Operator See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$714,058
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed