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Paranormal Xperience 3D, 2011.
Directed by Segi Vizaino.
In 2011, five Medical students investigated an abandoned mining town in search of paranormal evidence... They found them.
The 3D bandwagon has been jumped upon many times in recent years, since James Cameron re-popularized the technology with Avatar. Horror has been one genre that has often incorporated the technology, not always for the benefit of the narrative. Paranormal Xperience 3D (because 3D often must become part of the title of many 3D films) is a Spanish film hoping to compete with the gimmicky best that Hollywood has to offer.
A group of medical students are (for some reason) given the task of investigating some mines which have become known as a paranormal hotspot. It’s the old stomping ground, and eventual tomb of a notorious serial »
- Gary Collinson
Director: Sergi Vizcaino,
Running Time: 90 Minutes
This spooky Spanish slasher proudly declares itself as a 3D experience, or should that be ‘Xperience’? Luckily for anyone without a 3D TV and Blu-ray player, the film certainly has a lot going for it in other areas as well. The plot come second to the situations characters find themselves in, as a group of students must investigate paranormal goings on in an area once targeted by a twisted serial killer. Forced into it, because their grades depend on it, the group soon find that there’s more in store than they bargained for.
The plot isn’t going to grab any naysayers, nor is the title’s blatant play on the Paranormal Activity franchise, but what should be celebrated is the attention to the leads. Sure »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
When you’ve watched horror for most of your life you tend to have seen a lot of the gimmicks used to try to make the genre more interesting, even if we didn’t need it. 3D is one, if we can still call it a gimmick that keeps on re-appearing and while sometimes it works, others it just feels like it’s forced in. There are arguments for the use of 3D, such asGravity but with Paranormal Xperience is it really needed?
Paranormal Xperience features your normal horror film style story, with five students travelling to an abandoned mining village to investigate the supernatural. Said to be haunted by the spirit of the evil Doctor Matarga the students are there to see if »
- Paul Metcalf
3 items from 2014
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