30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2013.
Directed by Craig Moss.
Starring French Stewart, Danny Woodburn, Kathryn Fiore, Flip Schultz and Olivia Alexander.
Like Paranormal Activity. But funnier. Scream with laughter in this found footage parody- Dana’s father was sent to a psychiatric hospital after he killed the entire cast of The Artist while an exorcism was being performed on him. She continues on with her life – gets married, has kids and moves into the same (haunted) house she grew up in. But now she must battle the demons which haunted her father before her.
I did not write that synopsis. Whoever wrote it must be poking people’s eyes out with their huge nose as they were telling a big fat fib. I found it on the internet where someone might be unfortunate enough to actually buy this. Though really, just looking at the box for more than 2 seconds would tell you everything you need to know. This film is utterly awful.
I could only think of one thing that remotely approached a positive, and that was its short running time of roughly 70 minutes. But even then I was checking my watch 10 minutes in.
Those 70 minutes are filled with what I can only describe as a series of sketches and set pieces. Now even the worst comedy can generally elicit a smirk from me with a fart joke or boob gag, but here not even those stalwarts could stem the tide of tripe that was being presented. In addition, some of the ‘jokes’ were in bad taste. We are treated to the sights of a baby being plied with alcohol and Steve Jobs’ body being used as Apple product placement.
But worst of all…they make a cheap joke out of Bane! I know that unless you’ve watched The Dark Knight Rises several times he can be tricky to understand, but they couldn’t think of anything else? It doesn’t even make sense that he is there! In fact none of it really makes sense.
It is all so shoddily thrown together that it was completely unenjoyable and a real chore to get through. There is one bonus feature, which goes behind the scenes. Writer-director Craig Moss openly admits that the spoof genre isn’t an in thing right now but doesn’t mind. He also seems to be fully aware of the thrown together nature of the film, which quite frankly is inexcusable. This guy supposedly grew up watching classic spoof movies, but he must have had his eyes closed as he has clearly not learnt anything. It’s as though he doesn’t care! So why should we?
I hate this film. It doesn’t even reference all of the films in the title! I watched it so you won’t have to. Please don’t let it be in vain.
Flickering Myth Rating: Film ★ / Movie ★