BEYOND PARANORMAL (2021) Reviews of social media influencer possession pic

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Beyond Paranormal is a 2021 American horror film about a social media influencer who deliberately gets possessed in order to get more likes.

Written and directed by Matteo Ribaudo (Broome Street; Silverlake Video: The Movie). Co-produced by Scott Carrithers, Edward Chiodo, Alan Chu, Patricia Rae, Matteo Ribaudo, Roberto Rodríguez Ponce de León, Spero Stamboulis and Chadwick Struck.

The Make It Happen Films production stars Cortney Palm (Hacksaw; Dead Ant; Zombeavers; Silent Night) Ryan Donowho (Cabin Fever: Patient Zero; The Ganzfeld Haunting), Patricia Rae (Bloodsucking Bastards), Oliver Cooper, Clint Howard (3 from Hell; Evilspeak) and Erick Nathan.


Lily (Cortney Palm) is a social media influencer wannabe who will risk anything for fans including her boyfriend’s sanity. While promoting the next online project she receives a mysterious statue.

Desperate for more likes she recruits her boyfriend to capture her own possession on camera. The social media crazed couple get more than they can bargain for when she calls upon powers that are beyond paranormal…



Beyond Paranormal has not rewritten the paranormal thriller, despite some innovative stabs at mixing things up. It is also a bit too long and tonally confused at times. However, Matteo Ribaudo has written a believable couple and delivers some solid scares as a director.” Film Threat

“The last 30 minutes of the film is when sh*t starts to get pretty real. While there still are elements of comedy, the film does start to get a bit more serious. Things take a darker turn as everything that built up through the film’s progression starts to come to a head. While some things about the movie were predictable, I still had a lot of fun watching it.” Nightmarish Conjurings

“If Ribaudo had trimmed Beyond Paranormal down from the hundred minutes that it runs to seventy or eighty minutes and cut out many of the random scenes it would have been an improvement. […] The makings of a good film are present […] Ribaudo had some interesting ideas but he couldn’t pull them together. He sets up some nice kills but couldn’t deliver on the effects.” Voices from the Balcony


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Cast and characters:

Cortney Palm … Lilly
Ryan Donowho … Ray
Patricia Rae … Angela
Oliver Cooper … Chaz Gold
Clint Howard … Doctor Ulrich Von Strauss
Erick Nathan … Juice McDaniels
Anthony Cruz … Warrior
Nikki Howard … Princess
James Pippi … Computer Tech
Farron Marcus Gonzales … Cameraman (as Farron Marcus)
Sala Baker … Leader
Ty Quiamboa … Smarmy tribesman
Tony Martinez … Archer
Jeanette O’Connor … Psychic
Veta Horwitz … Danita (as Kristine Veta)
Micah Cohen … Sheriff

Filming locations:

Los Angeles, California

Technical details:

102 minutes

Trailer [2160p 4K]:

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