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Paranormal Entity (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | Video 7 May 2010
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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Samantha Finley (uncredited)
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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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Warning: Actual crime scene footage. Contains violent and disturbing images. See more »

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Paranormal Investigations 3  »

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Trivia

Paranormal Entity is The Asylum's attempt to capitalize on the wildly successful Paranormal Activity (2007). See more »

Goofs

When Thomas shows the hand-scrawled note to Dr. Lauren, he reads it as "Maron." But when Ellen originally wrote it, her hand trailed off the paper, leaving the end of the word scribbled on the glass of the table. Dr. Lauren would have only seen the word "Marc" on the paper. See more »

Quotes

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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The film has no opening or closing credits whatsoever. See more »

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Referenced in Celebrity Sex Tape (2012) See more »

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Good concept, bad execution
5 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I decided to review this film as if it was not a knock off of Paranormal Activity. The title and the execution invites comparison, but what are the film's own merits?

The set up in Paranormal Entity is quite interesting: Having lost her husband, a woman seeks contact with him through automatic writing. Something from the beyond reaches out to her, but it becomes increasingly clear that is it not her dead husband. And soon the entity starts showing an unhealthy interest in her nubile, young daughter. What is it and how can they stop it?

In the hands of a skilled film-maker, this plot could have had the makings of a blockbuster. Instead the device used is "found footage", which is very much hit or miss. If it's done well and is believable there is very little chance of screwing it up. If it's done badly, it is vaguely embarrassing to watch, like failed attempts at viral videos. Paranormal Entity is not too bad, although, occasionally over-acted.

The pacing is more of a problem. It starts out fairly decently, with the creepiness being turned up slowly. But about halfway through, the creepiness is dialled up to 10 and left there for the remainder of the film, completely desensitising the viewer. By the end of the film, I found that I just didn't care any more.

Another problem is the inactivity of the family. Beyond calling and calling a parapsychologist that inconveniently has gone on holiday, they don't actually do anything to solve the problem, which means that it's difficult to root for them.

This film should have been thrilling, but it isn't. The concept is good, but the execution just doesn't live up to it.


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