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Saturday, October 23, 2010

DVD Review: "Paranormal Activity"

"I feel it. I feel it breathing on me."
With the sequel poised to stampede box office competition this opening weekend, the original Paranormal Activity continues to haunt audiences as one of the creepiest homemade movies of all time.

When Katie and Micah (real-life couple Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) moved into a nice suburban home they didn't realize that a ghostly presence would be bunking with them. They weren't quite convinced that it was in fact a ghost but they knew that something that was going bump in the night was not invited. So over the course of several weeks in the fall of 2006, Micah decides to film what happened when the lights went out when they sleep. What they found would scare the bejesus out of them.

Possession, mysterious footprints, and objects moving without being touched are just a few of the things they found on tape. Other things we had to witness were unnecessary blown-out arguments between the couple and almost an hour of footage where nothing scary really happened. The real show happens during the last twenty minutes or so. So try to stay awake for that if you haven't seen this yet. Though it's slow in the beginning, the ending will leave you terrified and foaming at the mouth for a sequel.

Reel Talk rating: B


37paddington said...

This film scared the dickens out of my kids and their friends, who then refused to decamp to their bedrooms to sleep alone, but slept all huddled together in a pile in the living room. You know it's moviemaking, but the suspense was pretty intense. I don't think they can do it again, though. Now, we know the formula. Nice review!

Brittani Burnham said...

I was expecting this to be so cheesy and it legit scared me. I'm iffy with the sequel though, I hope it lives up to the first.

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