Comic documentary, not quite a "mockumentary," about a marginal Milwaukee filmmaker by the name of Mark Borchardt (whose upper Midwest accent is suspiciously thicker than any in his immediate family), spurred by the regional cinema of Night of the Living Dead and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre to do his own homemade horrors called The More the Scarier and, three years in the making, Coven (rhymes with "woven"). It is difficult enough just to take a polite interest in his struggles, and because of the determined (if unsuccessful) quest for laughs, it is sometimes difficult even to believe in them. Directed by Chris Smith. (1999) — Duncan Shepherd
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