I think I was one of the few who actually enjoyed Paranormal Entity, the low-budget rip-off of last year's smash hit Paranormal Activity (review). Produced by The Asylum, a company that has made a name for itself producing "mockbusters," that is, films that are direct rip-offs of popular films. Ever seen Transmorphers? No? Don't worry, not many others have. But I digress. Paranormal Entity was actually semi-enjoyable, and if you enjoyed Oren Peli's cinema verite hit, then there's really no reason this one shouldn't at least provide you with a modicum amount of entertainment. Showing no signs of slowing down, Dread Central is reporting that The Asylum will continue with the cinema verite tradition with 8213: The Gacy House, which apparently has the added bonus of not being a direct rip of of another film.

In this film, a group of paranormal investigators set up a bunch of cameras in the former home of the notorious "killer clown" John Wayne Gacy in an attempt to catch evidence of paranormal activity. Naturally, things don't go quite exactly as planned. The film is apparently using the same marketing style as cinema verite films before it, eschewing a list of credits to bolster the notion that this is "real footage." The flick is set to experience horrible DVD sales starting September 28th.

I'll watch it. I love all things cinema verite, especially when it has to do with the supernatural, but to be honest, the flick I'm really looking forward to by The Asylum is Titanic 2. With luck, it will contain a scene comparable to the parody Roger Corman's Titanic from The Simpsons, wherein the ship rises from the depths of the ocean to eat the survivors. That would be awesome.
categories Movies, Horror