Directed By: Stefan Avalos
Starring: A.D. Roso, Dale Worstall, David Beard, Faith Weiler, Jay MacDonald, Jim Seward, Lance Weiler, Marianne Connor, Mark Rublee, Michele Pulaski, Rein Clabbers, Sam Wells, Stefan Avalos, Tom Brunt, Vann K. Weller
Bristling with equipment, two enthusiastic local access cable TV producers recruit an assistant and venture into a forest in search of the mythical and horrifying Jersey Devil. Days later, only one of the trio emerges. He becomes the prime suspect in the disappearances of the other two. However, a local filmmaker examines extensive footage found at the scene and arrives at a different conclusion.
At first glance, this seems to be a student film that somehow got on Netflix. And that’s not too far from the truth. Made for only $900 in 1998, “The Last Broadcast” actually has the distinction of being one of the first “Desktop Feature Films” – meaning it was shot and edited using digital cameras and desktop video editing software.
For what it was, I suppose it wasn’t overly bad… but definitely an amateur production. It’s listed as a horror, but really, there where no scares to be had. It was more of a documentary about a murder.
I’d have to give it a resounding “meh”