Monday, June 13, 2011
Movie Review # 105 Paranormal Entity [The Asylum] (2009)
Director: Shane Van Dyke
Writer: Shane Van Dyke
Cast: Shane Van Dyke, Erin Marie Hogan, Fia Perera
Rotten Tomatoes: 28% Audience
Netflix: 3 Stars
Anything attached to The Asylum and their "Mockbuster" line usually is horrid. Which is an assumption I have to eat. As I actually enjoyed this movie. It wasn't the greatest horror movie nor was it overly haunting. What it did have instead was just enough of an edge that made it entertaining.
Not to say that it had it's flaws. Which it did as the effects and the horror itself border lined on overly campy and extremely predictable if you are a fan of Horror movies. If you are not this movie might scare the crap out of you. Which it did not for me as I have been through "Paranormal Activity" and its amazing intense horror. So anything else is sorta blah-say. Which is not a knock at The Asylum or "Paranormal Entity".
It is just that bar has risen and this movie falls well short of it. Just not enough for a fan of horror movies to completely miss or discredit. Which is a huge kudos for a company that makes satires of established franchises. That often end up being total crap. Sadly this movie is just an enigma in the The Asylum production line.
As this movie mocks a independent low budget film. Which makes making a mockbuster that much easier. Which is sad as I could hold out hope that maybe just maybe they can make good films. But those hopes are like hoping that I win the Lottery. Which will never happen and occasionally I will win a scratch off and that is the kind of feeling I have with this movie.
It is a fleeting moment not worth mentioning as the whole of the company is horrible. But this is worth the scratching and enjoying at least for an afternoon. Just do not expect this kind of movie to come from "The Asylum" all to often. So enjoy them as they come.
My Rating 3 out 5 Stars