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Aug 31

Episode 50

episode50Genre: Horror
Year: 2011
Country: USA

Director: Joe Smalley, Tess Smalley
Starring: Josh Folan, Chris Perry, Natalie Wetta, Keithen Hergott, Eleanor Wilson

 

This is their final footage

 

The crew of Paranormal Inspectors take pride in setting themselves apart from the rest of the bunch by focusing on debunking the paranormal activities that occur in supposedly haunted places. When they get a chance to investigate the ghostly happenings in one of the most famous haunted asylums of America, they can not wait to begin working on debunking the myth.

However, when they arrive they notice that they are not alone. A rival TV crew from another show called The Academia Spirit Searcher’s Club has also been hired to check out the place. This crew is filled with true believers of the paranormal and it doesn’t take long before the two crews start to fight, but what they are not aware of is that there really is a third entity in the asylum and they are all in danger of not surviving the night.

I’m not sure how many found footage films I’ve seen set in an asylum the last few years, but except Grave Encounters I have trouble separating the rest from each other. Episode 50 becomes another one that feels exactly the same as the rest of them, even though it does start off interesting with the TV crew debunking stuff instead. I wish that they would have just kept that as the premise instead of sending them to an asylum together with another TV crew, which was just there to create argument and tension between the characters and I don’t care much for stuff like that.

Like most of these films, both the production and acting is pretty awful. There are no tension created and the ghosts are not able to deliver any scares to the audience. It might be because we have all seen this done so much better before and I personally want something else now, but at the same time it is also the responsibility of the filmmakers to come up with something new instead of rehashing the same old stuff over and over again.

There’s not really a lot to be said about Episode 50. If you absolutely adore these types of films then you might get some enjoyment out of it. For me, it just made me want to stay away from these films in the future even if I like the concept and can be easily creeped out if these things are executed well.

 

 ★☆☆☆☆ 

 

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