La Entidad is yet another typical found footage film, but it has something about it that made me add that extra star. Now the film isn't terrible, last thing I want if for you all to think I am burying this film for the sake of it, I actually thought the end product wasn't that bad story wise but as I have mentioned before in reviews for films like this it could have work much better as a normal horror film instead of using the found footage format.
The premise is simple, three film maker friends, Joshua (Rodrigo Falla), Lucas (Carlos Casella) and Benjamin (Mario Gaviria), who are on assignment at college to create a documentary. enter Joshua's ex girlfriend Carla (Daniella Mendoza) who plants the idea for their Documentary, looking into the real videos in the online reaction clips found on video sharing websites. Sounds like a safe and doable job right? well this wouldn't be much of a film if it just went smoothly. They find the perfect clip of three people watching a torture video, as you can imaging this reactions from the watchers show disgust, there is some crying yada yada yada you get my points. Carla announces she actually knows one of the people in the video (convenient) and the four of them head to the house to interview him. On arriving the group find out that all three people in the video are now dead. But never fear, the dead guys brother is here and he has seen a bit of the video!
the group ask him to take them to the cemetery which is where the original film is being kept. They watch the video, the dead guys brother dies by demon ghost and they group finds themselves hunted by a curse in the film. You know your basic supernatural horror film.
I'm not the type of reviewer who makes a habit of spoiling the ending of a film however it is pretty obvious what the outcome will be.
Overall the film was watchable, it got a tad boring around the midway mark, however picked up near the end of the film. The acting, for a change, wasn't dire and was a good effort for the actors and actresses who are making their debut in this film. The effects were okay for a film of this type and the premise was simple yet well rounded towards the end.
Again the found footage aspect felt like it took something away from the film but hey ho what can we do.
Would I catch this at Frightfest? I doubt it, there are so many films showing this year that this would be more suited to real hardcore found footage fans (which if you are one go for it). I would suggest you wait till it is £4 in Tesco which is going to happen a few months into release (There are other retail outlets you could try also of course).