The reviews are in for ABC’s Tuesday night horror series, “The River”. The critics fall on both sides of the spectrum. Some call the found-footage TV series scary, while others criticize the show for poor writing and character development.
Launched out from the success of the grainy found-footage escapades of “Paranormal Activity” and its sequels, “The River” portrays a crew who ventures into the Amazon to find a missing explorer named Emmet Cole.
Created by Paranormal Activity mastermind, Oren Peli, The River is the first attempt at bringing the found-footage concept to television. The question is, will it realize the success of its cult followed forebearers or will it be written off as a stale disappointment like some of the other cheap copycats?
The critics weigh in on that question. Dive into the next page for the scary trailer and the reviews.