Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Film Review: EVIDENCE OF A HAUNTING (2010)

The SPRS (or Supernatural Phenomena Research Society) travels the country solving paranormal cases involving all manner of haunting.  In the film Evidence of a Haunting (2010) the SPRS team has met its match in the tunnels of a community college rumored to be a gateway to hell.  This is a place where they will face their biggest challenge. 

There are many unique ideas to be had in this film such as the most profound being that their team is made up of priest and a spiritualist and they battle the paranormal during the “hour of the dead” (between 3a.m. and 4a.m.), which is the time in which most paranormal activity is at its peak.  The SPRS is always on the clock and you can tell this since the film takes the team through three different investigations.  Written and directed by Joey Evans the film is not horrible as it does have its entertaining moments despite a mediocre cast.   The film suffers mostly from an inexperienced cast who are flat for most of the film but Evans avoids the mistake of most other films of this type which is the MTV style editing with a multitude of different perspectives from a huge cast of characters.  You follow the core members of the SPRS team and you stick with them even during the their off time.

Because of the plethora of other similarly themed films this film will undoubtedly be overlooked and there is very little to recommend it over its brethren but it does make up for its shortcomings by being entertaining when all else fails.

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