Damon Dealer (Andrew Pozza) heads up a TV show, Supernatural Activity, that sets out to debunk hoaxes and fraudsters. Summoned with his crew to Hicksville, Texas to investigate the local Smallsquatch (the offspring of Bigfoot and local witch), Dealer and his crew (variously vain, stupid and religiously fervent) get caught up in seances, exorcisms and things that go bump in the night.


It goes without saying that Paranormal Activity, The Exorcism of Emily Rose and so forth are ripe for spoofing, but crikey. This is ghastly, stupid, incoherent film-making of the worst kind. There is a film crew following Dealer’s crew, for reasons that might have been explained but probably not very well, half way through the film changes from spoofing Paranormal Activity to spoofing The Exorcism of Emily Rose (but she’s called Emily Sunflower this time – see what they did there!), presumably because they ran out of ideas and at the end lines and origami from Bladerunner are employed, before someone sets an Inception spinning top going. Oh my giddy aunt.

Rubbish jokes and a lack of anything resembling a plot have become standard for this genre, ever since Scary Movie gave birth to Epic Movie, Meet the Spartans, Vampires Suck and the rest. This seems perversely determined to up the ante on such horrendous insults to cinema with utter nonsense from start to finish, before alluding to two of the finest sci-fi films of the past 30 years for no other reason that a vague sense of recognition. One is left wondering why and how this film was made, who thought it would be a good idea apart from the people in it and why anyone saw fit to inflict it on the world at large. I appreciate that the worth of all artistic endeavours are in the eye of the beholder, but seriously, this is horrible, cretinous drivel and deserves to disappear forever, never to be heard from again.

Since it has no characterisation, no plot and only the barest semblance of a script, there seems little point in evaluating it on those criteria. Avoid like the plague. Or rent it here if you enjoy pain.


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Dave Roper
Dave has been writing for HeyUGuys since mid-2010 and has found them to be the most intelligent, friendly, erudite and insightful bunch of film fans you could hope to work with. He's gone from ham-fisted attempts at writing the news to interviewing Lawrence Bender, Renny Harlin and Julian Glover, to writing articles about things he loves that people have actually read. He has fairly broad tastes as far as films are concerned, though given the choice he's likely to go for Con Air over Battleship Potemkin most days. He's pretty sure that 2001: A Space Odyssey is the most overrated mess in cinematic history.