Film is an essential tool in the Fatal Frame series, and Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is no exception. You will be using it to defend yourself from ghosts and to take pictures of vital clues that will help you progress in the game. While picking up film is a given, there are a few things to keep in mind when trying to find it and when to use it in Fatal Frame. Outside of one specific type of film, the amount of more powerful film you get is finite.
How to Find Film in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse
Film can be acquired in the game by finding it through the use of your flashlight or camera viewfinder. If you see your filament (the little bar on the lower right hand of your screen) glow blue, that means an item is near by. It’s worth investing the time trying to find that film, since that means it is a more powerful version of the Type-07 film that is stock and standard for your camera. This is largely because near the tail end of the game, and for the final boss fight, you will want to hoard the highly coveted Type-61, Type-90, and Type-Zero film. Type-Zero film should exclusively be used for the final boss if you can manage it.
Also bear in mind that if your arm is grabbed while you are reaching for an item, that item will disappear forever. So make sure to release whatever button or key that’s assigned to grabbing an item the moment you hear any of the three main characters gasp or make any kind of shocked noise.
Thankfully, there is a film that you can use as much as you like without recourse in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse: Type-07. This film has unlimited uses and is especially handy for taking down the ghosts that appear early in the game. It is also good for photographing clues. Another bonus is that your camera will automatically revert to using Type-07 film after any encounter. This prevents you from accidentally taking investigation shots with your rarer, more powerful film. But you’ll want to keep this in mind if you run into any ghosts.