2013 Running time: 86 Certificate: 15 Not yet rated

Synopsis

In the fifth instalment of the horror spoofing series, movies from Paranormal Activity to Black Swan get the parody treatment. A couple (Ashley Tisdale and Simon Rex) begin to experience some unusual activity after bringing their newborn son home from the hospital. With the help of home-surveillance cameras and a team of experts, they learn they're being stalked by a nefarious demon.

Director

  • Malcolm D Lee

Cast

  • Ashley Tisdale

  • Simon Rex

  • Lindsay Lohan

  • Charlie Sheen

  • Heather Locklear

Review

High School Musical alumnus Ashley Tisdale plays the put-upon central figure in the latest parody that takes its swipes at the likes of 127 Hours, Black Swan, Inception and most notably, the Paranormal Activity series.

There are occasionally up-to-date gags, with the plot lifted directly from the recent horror thriller, Mama (while it's believable that this could have been written and produced inside four months, it's more likely the producers saw an early draft of that movie's script).

It kicks off with that scene from the trailer, in which Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan are in bed, attacked by a ghost that bumps of Sheen and steals his kids, who are then returned as feral beasts to their adoptive parent, Tisdale.

That's about all there is, plot-wise. What follows is a series of scattergun jokes poking fun at the last few years of cinema.

Some of the stoner comedy actually - and whisper this very quietly - might raise a giggle, particularly the haunted vacuum cleaner that sets up a Project X-style party when the house owners go away.

Rich Phippen

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