Paranormal Investigation Agency (2017) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Chris Seaver
Starring: Josh Suire, Meredith Host, Jason Mccall
Rated: UR/Region: 0/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1 (DVDr)
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In this hilariously low-brow spoof, an incompetent but well-intentioned group of ghost hunters tackle a series of paranormal mysteries with mixed results. Directed by Chris Seaver, the mind behind Sexquatch and Mulva 2: Kill Teen Ape!
While I always tend to be hit and miss on the over the top movie making ways of Chris Seaver, I have to admit that I was a pretty big fan of Paranormal Investigation Agency. Here, the found footage/documentary style is used as a group of ghost and paranormal chasers get help from an actor they don’t want to really deal with and go on a few missions. It is business as usual until one of their own ends up in some danger. That is basically the plot but nothing really gets followed to a tee and as always with these types of films things do go a little all over the place from time to time. This time, however, the jokes actually hit and as far as being a horror comedy goes, this one is actually funny. When you are dealing with a Chris Seaver movie being funny (legit funny) helps a lot.
I guess in some ways you could say that this one felt a little more wheeled in, even with the crazy stuff that happens. Like most films from the director, this is a shorter film and I think that is fine because not every movie has to be 80 minutes long. Heck, for most indie stuff I feel the shorter run time is a very good thing. All in all, when it comes to Paranormal Investigation Agency, if you are already a big fan of Seaver then you’ll love this one. If you are on the fence from time to time like I am, I find this to be one his better ones.
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