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30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by Drew Jackson
Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
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In 1996 Kevin Williamson teamed up with Director Wes Craven to create "Scream" and in doing so invented a new movie genre: the self-referential cliché-ridden horror film spoof. In 2000, Director Keenan Ivory Wayans kept the momentum going with "Scary Movie," a hilarious spoof of both "Scream" and other horror movies. In 2012 Director Craig Moss has probably destroyed the genre with his not just funny it’s dumb, but his really dumb, unwatchable "30 Nights Of Paranormal Activity With The Devil Inside The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

"30 Nights..." is not just so dumb it’s funny, it’s just plain dumb."

In a bizarre way the Extras on the just released DVD are more interesting than the film. One of the actresses describes the plot, which in the movie is indiscernible. Director Moss talks about how he works with an improvisational style shooting an abundance of scenes and then later seeing what works and what doesn’t. He also says that he knows the genre is dying but doesn’t care because he’s having so much fun.

Science fiction films often provoke the question that just because man can do something, should he? This question should be applied to Moss. Just because he can make a film, should he?

Drew Jackson was born in Brooklyn and has been writing ever since he graduated from NYC. He now lives in Dallas happily married to his husband Hugh. Jackson is a familiar fixture on the Dallas Forth Worth theater scene and is currently working on his next play.

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