×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour

There's something clumsily charming about "Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour," which was produced by various members of the Comrie family and presumes to be the start of a homemade franchise.

With:
With: Rissa Walters, Dan Comrie, Brian Comrie.

There’s something clumsily charming about “Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour,” which was produced by various members of the Comrie family and presumes to be the start of a homemade franchise. But the alleged thriller —  in which the pace is less breathtaking than seasonal — only serves to point up how frenetic movies in the teen market have become, and how hard it might be to crack that market without a fleet of flying broomsticks, sex-addled adolescents or gargantuan budgets. Film’s quiet opening  should end shortly, followed by modest sales on DVD.

Beset by bad lighting, limited visual imagination and acting so wooden it might have termites, “Sarah Landon” does boast the attractive, anti-glam Rissa Walters, whose title character becomes embroiled in a small-town case of revenge from beyond the grave. The story recalls a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys adventure with a dose of the supernatural, but helmer and co-writer Lisa Comrie could have fashioned her film to be more about character, which is its strength, than ghosts, which  is simply beyond its reach.

Sarah Landon and the Paranormal Hour

Production: A Freestyle Releasing release of a Sunset Creek production, in association with White Night Prods. Produced by Fred Comrie, John Comrie, Lisa Comrie. Executive producer, Mark Borde. Directed  by Lisa Comrie. Screenplay, John Comrie, Lisa Comrie, from a story by John Comrie.

Crew: Camera (Technicolor), Andrew Kuepper; editor, Andrew Cohen; music, Joseph Conlan;  production designer, Kurt Braun. Reviewed at Mann Plant 16, Van Nuys, Calif., Oct. 19, 2007. MPAA Rating: PG. Running time: 81 MIN.

With: With: Rissa Walters, Dan Comrie, Brian Comrie.

More Film

  • Chris Evans attends the "Lobby Hero"

    Chris Evans' Action Film 'The Red Sea Diving Resort' Bought by Netflix

    Netflix has bought global rights, excluding China, to Chris Evans’ action-thriller “The Red Sea Diving Resort” for release later this year. Haley Bennett, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michiel Huisman, Greg Kinnear, and Ben Kingsley also star. “The Red Sea Diving Resort” is directed by “Homeland” creator Gideon Raff from his own script. Raff had [...]

  • 'Star Wars Episode IX' Has Officially

    'Star Wars Episode IX' Has Officially Wrapped

    The end is nigh! Filming for “Star Wars Episode IX” has officially wrapped, bringing an end to a franchise that has spanned more than 40 years and eight films. Director J.J. Abrams confirmed the news Friday tweeting, “It feels impossible, but today wrapped photography on ‘Episode IX.’ There is no adequate way to thank this [...]

  • Ben Affleck Batman

    Ben Affleck Explains Why He's Done Playing Batman: 'I Couldn't Crack It'

    Ben Affleck is hanging up his cape and saying goodbye to Batman. In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Thursday, the actor explained why he will not be returning as the Caped Crusader in the 2021 film “The Batman,” to be written and directed by Matt Reeves. Affleck is retiring from the role after playing [...]

  • 'Great Bear Rainforest' Review

    Film Review: 'Great Bear Rainforest'

    Imax documentaries take us into the wilderness in ways we could only ever dream of experiencing in person, inviting us to marvel at the majesty of mother nature. Director Ian McAllister’s “Great Bear Rainforest” journeys deep into a remote, relatively untouched landscape where crystal clear lakes mirror the mountains and misty, mossy cedar forests tower [...]

  • Seu Jorge, director Wagner Moura, Bella

    Makers of Berlin Competition Title 'Marighella' Worry About Distribution at Home

    Worried that growing political tension in Brazil may hamper the domestic release of “Marighella,” Wagner Moura’s directorial debut about a leftist revolutionary, the movie’s producers may seek to crowd-fund its distribution independently. “We are going to fight for it,” producer Andrea Barata Ribeiro said ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Berlinale on Friday. [...]

  • Isle of Dogs

    ‘Isle of Dogs’ Called for a Thousand Sophisticated Puppets

    Andy Gent says it was clear as soon as he read Wes Anderson’s script for “Isle of Dogs” that the project was very ambitious. It just took a while to understand exactly how ambitious. For example, it was originally estimated the animated movie would require between 300 and 400 puppets, the same number needed for [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content