[31 Days of Halloween 2015: DEVIL’S BACKBONE, TEXAS now available on Netflix Instant, VOD, and other streaming platforms.]
Review by Bob Ignizio
Burt Wall, a horror writer living alone on a secluded ranch, may have supernatural inspiration for his stories, or he may just be a gigantic bullshit artist. After his death, his family investigates his homestead hoping to find out just which one it was. The new found footage film DEVIL’S BACKBONE, TEXAS being in the horror genre, you just know they’re going to regret their curiosity. It's just an awful long (and awfully dull) journey getting to that regret.
Following the THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT playbook to a “T”, DEVIL’S BACKBONE, TEXAS starts out with more polished documentary footage setting the stage by interviewing friends, associates, and family members of Wall’s, and even including a bit of an “Unsolved Mysteries” segment on the real Devil’s Backbone, which is one of those areas some folks claim is haunted by numerous spirits. So far, so good, but if you thought the hikers wandering around aimlessly in the woods in BLAIR was boring, you’re really gonna’ need some NoDoz to get through this one.