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Paranormal Entity (2009)

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  7 May 2010 (Japan)
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Prepare to see what is allegedly the "actual footage" of the supernatural events leading up to the 2008 murder of Samantha Finley. Released against the wishes of the authorities, this D.V.D... See full summary »

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Prepare to see what is allegedly the "actual footage" of the supernatural events leading up to the 2008 murder of Samantha Finley. Released against the wishes of the authorities, this D.V.D. proves that nothing human caused Samantha's death. Written by PaulQ

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The Finley "Murder" Tapes. See more »


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In order to maintain the fiction of it being an actual piece of videotape evidence, the film has no opening or closing credits. The only place where cast and crew can be found credited is on the DVD packaging, and on Internet sites such as IMDb. See more »

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When the mother and Samantha are sitting at the table after the night when the cross falls off the wall, the phone rings and sounds to be right beside the camera. However, Thomas gets up to answer it. Then it rings a second time yet it sounds far away. See more »

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911 Operator: [voice] 9-1-1, what's your emergency?
Thomas Finley: [voice] Please... Send help, they killed her, they killed... my family is dead!
911 Operator: Can you tell me what's happening?
Thomas Finley: Please... Just send help... they killed my mom... they're dead! My sister's dead!
911 Operator: Possible 217, we need all available units.
Thomas Finley: MY SISTER'S DEAD, IT KILLED HER! IT KILLED HER, MY SISTER'S DEAD! -CRYING...
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Ironically, it has a bit more activity than Paranormal Activity.
25 January 2010 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

Yes indeed, if you hadn't already guessed from the title that this was a riff (*cough*rip-off*cough) of Paranormal Activity then you should go straight to the back of the class. It's from Asylum so you should not be expecting greatness and it's clearly not going to win any points for originality.

To name the people involved here, such as the director and cast members, would be to give them a bit too much credit, I feel, so let's just say that one lad, his sister and their mother are being bothered at night by a pesky spook that the lad tries to investigate with a number of cameras set up throughout the home. So far, so Paranormal Activity. That's it. There are really only minor differences throughout so nobody should get credit for simply using something that worked so well for so many people recently.

The acting is okay, the set-up means that Asylum can actually revel in the cheap budget (not that they ever need an excuse for that, it would seem) and most of the shots/scenes aren't too bad simply because they're almost impossible to screw up.

BUT . . . . . . . and yes, this is a big BUT . . . . . . . I have to admit that I almost found this to be more entertaining than the movie it was so obviously trying to clone. The pacing, once things get underway, is a bit niftier and things feel a little bit nastier and, consequently, a little bit more "unsafe" for the viewer.

It may be unfair to give such a movie such a comparatively high rating but the concept keeps things from being too awful and, as I wasn't such a big fan of Paranormal Activity as everyone else and their dog, I really considered this to be a decent use of the same concept. Mind you, I can often be quite an undemanding viewer so bear that in mind.

See this if you like: Paranormal Activity, Noroi, The Blair Witch Project.


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