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Death Of April (2012/ITN/MVD Visual DVD)

Picture: C Sound: B- Extras: D Film: D

No doubt taking a page from Paranormal Activity, Death of April follows a girl who moves into a new home and documents it with a webcam, only to discover that there is a ghostly apparition living in the house with her. Some of the gags work, including one where she is on her bed combing her hair and her shadow comes to life behind her, but ultimately it feels a bit false.

Meagan Mullen, freshly moved in her new home, keeps in touch with her friends and family through a video blog. As her entries (and her life) become more complex and emotional, strange things begin to happen in her room: and the camera captures all of it. Told primarily from the point of view of an ordinary wireless webcam, The Death of April documents the unsettling activity in an otherwise average girl's bedroom - and the mysteries that surround it.

If this was all found footage, then who took the time to edit it and put title cards in? One of things that made Paranormal Activity eerie was the absence of these times and streaming timecode. Some of the interviews feel like they are making up back story off the top of their heads as they accompany footage of April before her inevitable death.

Presented in standard definition with a mixed, lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo track, the film looks and almost sounds fine for the format. Some of the footage appears pixilated however, especially in a sequence involving a Ouija board.

No extras, or even chapter selections for that matter. Only a Trailer.

All in all, this film is an easy feature. Some faked interviews with bad actors and webcam footage edited together to highlight plot points... you're safe to skip this one.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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