Paranormal Entity

Paranormal Activity Paranormal Entity tells of a family who are increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.

They decide to videotape the ‘activity’ on a series of strategically placed cameras throughout the house. And on handheld cameras when events need to be conveyed with a sense of immediacy or urgency.

It is impossible not to make reference to Paranormal Activity while talking about Paranormal Entity. It's essentially the same story but told in a very different way. Whereas Activity drew its audience in with slow-burning chills and intrigue, Entity switches tension for tedium, and slow-burning terror for jump shocks, and becomes repetitious and predictable too early on.

In the grand tradition of Transmorphers, I Am Ωmega and The Day The Earth Stopped, Paranormal Entity is the latest mock-buster from The Asylum, a production company famed for producing cheap and cheerful titles that basically capitalise on successful productions by other studios.

Head over to Eye for Film to read my full review…

Comments

Matt-suzaka said…
I've heard it's better than expected and you always know what you're getting into with Asylum films. Still, good or bad, well, bad or bad, I still have a soft spot in my heart for them. So, I'll still check this one out, but I'm glad you took a little bit of the oddly developed hype I have picked up from other reviews.
Simon said…
I thought you were talking about a European release of Paranormal Activity for a minute...

Have you reviewed Suspiria, by any chance?
James Gracey said…
Jeez, Dolewhite, you sure look a lot like my amigo Matt from off of Chuck Norris Ate My Baby. And in hindsight, I reckon my review of Paranormal Entity was a little harsh - like being overly critical of a kid with learning difficulties. Or something. You kinda know what to expect from The Asylum, and I too have a soft spot for those movies! I always seem to root for the underdog. ;o)

Simon I have indeed reviewed Suspiria... it be here... http://watchinghorrorfilmsfrombehindthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/04/suspiria.html
Theres no mistaking that The Asylum left their tainted mark on the film, but if anything I thought this one discredited PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, since they were able to basically recreate many of the same scares with much less talent lol..

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