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Cast: Mark Andrews, Michael Bartlett, Criselda Cabitac
Based on true events, six investigators head to one of the world’s most haunted places to uncover the source of supernatural sightings and phenomena. Known for centuries as a notorious magnet for grave robbers, body snatchers, Satanists and cultists since the time of The Black Death, the ruined St. Mary’s Church at Clophill plays host to filmmaker Kevin Gates and his team of researchers. Obsessed with unraveling the secrets of this “unholy ground,” they venture into the murky darkness armed with cameras, curiosity and a need to expose the truth. However, some secrets were meant to stay buried – permanently. Over the course of three chilling nights, it becomes clear that they have unleashed something ancient and evil that has long been hungry to escape into this world.
"The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill" is based on true events, it is also another in a long line of found-footage/Documentary style horror films. I am not going to sit here and go into details about what happens because the synopsis above is enough to know before watching the film.
I was a bit intrigued after watching the trailer and reading the quotes on the art work so I had my hopes up for this film but as the story moved along it became clear that this was not anything special to me. The film starts off a bit slow while it introduces the characters and sets up the story line and the church's back story which I was fine with because I figured the good stuff would come later in the film. But to my dismay the good stuff never came, instead all I got was a group of people walking around in the middle of the night talking. I had a hard time making it all the way through the film because exciting or scary ever happens.
If I had to say something good about the film I would say that the old church did provide some good atmosphere and the cast did a good job at making their characters believable. I also thought the story was interesting considering it was based on true events but it just does not go anywhere.
So, if you like this type of horror film then have a go at it, hopefully some people find it to be more entertaining than I did. "Paranormal Diaries: Clophill" is available now on DVD and Digital Video, You can order the DVD HERE and you can rent/buy the Digital copy HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
** Out Of *****