Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Shadow People (2013)

As a researcher in the paranormal, one topic seems to be a lightning rod of controversy, Shadow People. What are the mysterious shadows that show up in the night? Are they just nightmares? Are they demons? Are they spirits? Or are they just figments of our imaginations? No one really knows for sure. That is why when I saw the 2013 movie Shadow People at Family Video, I had to grab it.

Plot/ A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980s.

It is very rare for me to hit a home run on an impulse rental when it comes to horror. Usually, I grab something and it never comes close to what I had in mind when I picked it up. That was not the case here, as Shadow People exceeded my low expectations. Much like what The Fourth Kind should have been, this movie does a great job creating a real atmosphere while mixing in true accounts. The acting was solid, storyline and scripting excellent, and the cinematography provided a few eerie moments. Yes, at PG 13 there was no gore or violence,  it was a touch predictable and it did have some slow parts, but those are just minor flaws. In the end, this was an enjoyable watch and one that had the daughters looking over their shoulders.  

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