September 24, 2011

Episode 50 (2011)

"Experience the true terror of things that go bump in the dead of night in the blood-curdling Episode 50, one of this year’s most nerve-shredding, spine-chilling supernatural thrillers."

If you are a fan of all those stupid "Ghost Hunters" or "Most Haunted" TV series (which I refer to as "Bullshit or Not?" after watching "Amazon Women on the Moon" or some such crap years ago), then you'll probably thoroughly enjoy "Episode 50".

However, if you loathe badly made mockumentaries where no attempt is made to include the "found footage" cameraman as a character then you'll probably switch this off quite early on without even a second thought.

In the interest of providing at least one "true" ghost story film for my "Hallowe'en Countdown", I suffered through the appallingly wooden acting and two decent effects of this film just to have something to write about.

I didn't completely hate it but only because I just couldn't get into it enough to feel anything about it one way or another. The characters were just too poorly defined to care much about them and the haunting of whatever asylum it was supposed to be didn't really interest me all that much either. I've seen it all done on TV before but for real and even then it was boring.

If you like this kind of thing then I recommend "Paranormal Entity" (2009) from The Asylum (not "Paranormal Activity" or its sequel) instead. Why you would like this style of filmmaking though is something which I can't even begin to understand in the first place.

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