Anna

2017

Horror

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as Jacob (as Justin Alexander)
as Shawn
as Jasmine
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796.72 MB
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23.976
01 hr 37 min
P/S 13 / 10
1.46 GB
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English
23.976
01 hr 37 min
P/S 6 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Ledo 6 / 10

Be one with the dirt

Jacob (Justin Duncan) and Shawn (Gerald Crum) are dumb and dumber when it comes to paranormal investigations. They swipe a doll from a paranormal museum that is supposed to he haunted. The doll doesn't do much of anything until they realize they need a woman to sacrifice to the doll. Eventually the doll takes control.

The film is designed to be a spoof of the haunted doll horror craze. I liked the characters, the dialogue, the dumb look on their face, the girl who responded to the ad, the fake psychic, the satanist woman, and the scissors on a stick weapon. The negative side included the basic plot and failure to create a viable spoof. The cinematography needed improvement and the sound guy needs another profession. The sound was uneven and in one outdoor scene near the end you can see the wire that connects to the microphone dangling in the picture. No sense in doing a re-shoot. Who will notice? Smile funny. Not for everyone.

Guide: No swearing, sex, or nudity. Brief scene of a woman in a nude suit.

Reviewed by Holly Yates 3 / 10

How Can I Put This....?

My experience with watching this movie was a pretty bizarre one. It is played out like a straight up doll themed horror yet there are some scenes which have comedic elements when it comes to dialogue. It leaves me questioning whether this is a horror-comedy or not.

This is what I was thinking about the two main characters (who are friends, not brothers as the back of the DVD tells me): Imagine two people, who at times acted like they came straight out of a cartoon, taking a wrong turn and ending up in a horror film and occasionally bumble around trying to figure out what to do or how to talk their way out of crazy situations (i.e. The bar scene and the Satanic ritual scene). These two also follow the brainy friend/goofy friend schtick. Understandably, they act this way purposely as part of the plot involves stealing the doll, Anna (or Susan or Suzanna according to the paranormal museum owner) and using her to make a series of vlogs to record any paranormal behaviour she may exhibit during the week they plan to keep her for.

Now I have that off my chest, let's move onto the positives and negatives I have:

NEGATIVES: Dialogue audio at times is extremely poor and noticeable. Though there are a few scenes where it fixes itself only to go back to distortion and static feedback (there is one scene in particular where it's clear and crisp with one person talking but with another it's bad). Like what you hear during a low connection Skype call.

In the first half of the movie, there is an excessive amount of stock sound effects used to the point where it becomes increasingly annoying to hear. The biggest culprit being the same creaky door sound playing at least ten times on a loop. It does halt as the movie goes on and it then gets replaced by dubbed in heavy breathing, pants and grunts during the more suspenseful scenes.

The majority of the dialogue at times is cringe-inducing, especially during the more comedic moments.

POSITIVES: Aside from cringy delivery and poorly performed screams, the acting is so-so. The only credit I can give for a halfway decent performance is Justin Duncan who plays Jacob. There was a scene where our two leads are arguing in the middle of the street after running away from home and this was where I thought that Duncan's performance in that scene alone proved to me that if he was playing a more serious role in another movie, he would've done pretty well. The only time he really faltered were the supposedly unintentionally comedic moments in the movie. The two leads, to me, sounded like they were better off doing voice acting for an internet cartoon series since their character's personalities seemed more suited in that category.

Overall, I can say that this is all baby steps for this independent movie. Horror-comedy or not, I'm still keeping hold of my copy.

Reviewed by Stevieboy666 1 / 10

Unoriginal concept, awful movie

Two "comical" paranormal researches "borrow" an apparently evil, possessed doll called Anna. When I picked this DVD up from the budget section of my local supermarket I thought it could only be a mediocre "Annabelle" rip off at best. Oh boy, was I in for a shock! I'm all for low budget films & there are some very good ones out there. But this looks & sounds like it was shot using a mobile phone. The script & acting is awful, save for Kristin Cochell, who does an acceptable job of playing a witch. There are a few jump moments but the film's attempts at both horror & comedy just fail miserably. The special effects are rubbish too.
This film may have worked as a short but at 96 minutes it really is a horrible ordeal. I only paid ?2 for my copy. I certainly will not be keeping it. Don't waste your time or money.

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