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Mary Malone was committed to a NY insane asylum to live in solitary after being blamed for spreading Typhoid Fever in the early 20th Century. Now, nearly 100 years later, two aspiring filmmakers set out to discover what really happened. What starts as a simple investigation turns into a battle for survival, as they discover Mary may be dead, but she's certainly not gone. Written by
While Paranormal Asylum benefits from a wonderful concept, that of searching for the true story of Typhoid Mary, it suffers from three major problems.
1 - a ridiculous back story of the film maker trying to get out from under his girlfriend's family.
2 - filming quality that, while the coloring is lovely, it looks either like a college graduation film or a commercial for local TV.
3 - terrible acting. Across the board, terrible acting. No one in this film was even Disney level quality. While good looking and in great shape, while they had nice hair even, the range of their dramatic skills covered the gamut from a to b.
On the positive side - when the film sticks to the found footage genre (which I love!) it is above average. Unfortunately, it only uses found footage techniques for about 15-20 minutes total. This is unfortunate, because the tricks used in those scenes are excellent.
Ultimately, I was left dissatisfied with the movie, knowing that it could have been so much more which is a shame, because I enjoy most found footage movies. I give it a 3 for the few minutes of found footage techniques and the twists employed therein.
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