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      Paranormal Entity

      Released Dec 29, 2009 1h 28m Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 28% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings A paranormal investigator who was wrongfully imprisoned for murdering his sister finds footage of demons killing her. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Like I've said before I'm a fan of found footage films, and this one was one good film and it scare the hell out of me, pretty much like " paranormal Activity " but even better, this one has more scares and more disturbing scenes toward the end of the film, I don't know why people are so harsh to this type of films. This one is one of the best that I have seen. So for this being one good hidden gem, and that became one of my favorite found footage film, I give " Paranormal Entity "a A -. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member 3.25* The movie looked so crap and desperately under budget before turning it all around for act 3. The third act contained notable scares and had a very chilling vibe to it. Erin Marie Hogan does a great job of being the daughter in the film. This was a mockbuster of Paranormal Activity... obviously not as good, but really darn good considering the budget. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member One of the best horror movies. And i dont know why always everybody want a happy and alive ending. This ending was unexpected. So amazing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review darin c Obvious rip-off of Paranormal Activity done in the same style, but with it's own story which wasn't bad and plenty creepy in it's own right. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I saw this a few years ago when I had Netflix. I saw this before any of the Paranormal Activity movies. I've been watching horror movies since I was 3 years old...so it really does take quite a bit to actually unnerve and or scare me. This movie...granted not the best out there did just that. It had some good spooks and it totally had the creep factor to it as well...much like The Exorcist. If you like the Paranormal Activity movies, give this one a watch too. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Believe it or not, this was still better than any of the terrible 'Paranormal Activity' films. That is not to say that this was good though. It is still a rip-off in every imaginable way, and it pretty much fails to deliver in any determinable capacity. It does manage to do a few things well however which salvage it from being an utter and total waste. As for its positives, it definitely creates a tone and a mood. It creates the feeling that something is about to jump out at you throughout the entire film, which did keep me paying attention. Unfortunately, this feeling of jumpiness goes largely unfulfilled. But for creating an uneasy feeling throughout, I have to give some props, as it is by far the most effective thing about the movie. As far as its flaws go, they are much more prevalent. A really terrible script is made all the more terrible by bad acting. Just really ridged and unnatural dialogue makes it exceedingly hard to take a mockumentary seriously. The fact that there are really only three characters with nothing to offset their sub-par performances make them even more noticeable. At least Erin Hogan is smoking hot, so thankfully her casting wasn't a total waste. The story overall is where the film is its weakest. Nothing happens. As I said, you are constantly thinking 'something is going to happen. Something is going to jump out of the dark at them', but nothing ever does. The fact that is is clearly and blatantly a rehashing of prior films is reinforced by its complete lack of originality or authenticity. Does seem to have an idea or two, but it is glanced over and never explored past the point of introduction. Even bad story and acting aside though, I can not forgive its abrupt and fulfilling ending. It seems like you might finally see what has been hinted at throughout the movie, but instead, it just cuts out all the explanatory and action stuff you might actually be interested in seeing and picks up again afterwards. I'm all for leaving things to your audiences imagination, but there's a fine line between that and just not having anything to show. This is clearly the latter, and it suffers from a lack of innovation throughout. When all is said and done, this is a below average movie that still manages to outperform the somehow critically acclaimed 'Paranormal Activity' from which it plagiarizes. A minimalistic and edgy feel with a couple of interesting ideas and scenes offset the questionable acting and painfully slow and anticlimactic plot at least to some small degree. Can't say I'd recommend much about it, but it's a step above totally terrible. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A paranormal investigator who was wrongfully imprisoned for murdering his sister finds footage of demons killing her.
      Director
      Shane Van Dyke
      Producer
      Stephen Fiske
      Screenwriter
      Shane Van Dyke
      Genre
      Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 29, 2009, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 22, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 28m