Paranormal Activity 3
It Runs In The Family
In 1988, evil begins to terrorize young sisters Katie and Kristi for the first time when an invisible entity resides in their home.
____home movie sex tape EARTHQUAKE!_________something about some asshole calle Toby____bloody Mary, bloody Mary, bloody Mary ______ spooky sheets_ blow on the babysitter____fuck you kitchen! I'm I'm charge!______some weird shit. The end.
So yeah, pretty good.
Toby, Kirstie and Kristi are most certainly off the list of potential children's names.
I always find it hard to review these films because all I do is basically repeat the reviews for the previous movies. This does at least add a couple of new novelties, with it now being a prequel as well as an oscillating camera too. In the grand scheme of things both add little to the experience because it still relies on the same type of scares and, after three films, I still don’t remotely care about these sisters, AT ALL.
Performances are reasonably natural, it does contain a few more successful moments of horror compared to the limp Paranormal Activity 2 but it is still far too repetitive with poorly realised characters and predictable jumps. They couldn’t even bother to get the look of the film right considering they are supposed to be recorded on VHS back in 1988.
Well color me impressed the third is better than the second. This is a prequel, which whilst limiting because we know who will survive, is fairly well done as its own film, and doesn't falter to ''lol, get it? this is a reference to what happens later!'' mannerisms. I believe the way this works better is because it uses much more first person camerawork than the others, which is a much better way of inducing tension and dread than footage from cameras filming sleeping people and opening doors.
The characters are actually likable (when they aren't playing the dumb skeptic), the house is much larger and more complex, and the ending and mythology are extended in an interesting way that…
I wanted to write a review on this before going to bed but frankly I couldn't be bothered as about half in hour into the movie it becomes evident that nobody involved in this could be bothered. I haven't seen Paranormal Activity 2 or 4 and I'm not planning on doing so anytime soon unless I really feel like being bored out of my mind.
Much like in the third one we watch as a rich couple sets up cameras around their home in order to potentially film paranormal events, because they believe their house to be haunted by some sort of poltergeist/demon. They thankfully never try to go in-depth with this, so we're left guessing as to what it…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Pretty good movie. Adds a new mechanic to the series with the fan thing, and furthers the plot. Don't see this if you haven't seen the first two, though.
Finishes strong, but the rest drags along.
Gets a full star because I give a little credit for the production "value" in comparison to the knock offs of this series.
The strongest of the series. It worked on the criticisms of the previous film by decreasing the amount of family time, and random scenes of empty talking, and replacing it with scares from 10 minutes in, instead of 40. This film affected me, and I normally don't get affected by horror films after I watch them. But this one did. It was the darkest film, and the scariest out of the whole franchise.
Al no haber visto ninguna de las anteriores no sabría decirles si estamos ante una precuela, o algo así.
Por está vez, no voy a ser yo quien haga la crítica. Les dejo, mejor, con los audiocomentarios de mi madre:
"Se están fumando un porro? pero esto lo han copiado de Poltergeist"
"Y ahora encierra a la niña en el armario? bueno, copian a Poltergeist y ahora el Sexto Sentido"
"Que casa mas gigantesca por Dios"
"Mira que cocina"
"Pero como tienen a las niñas en ese alto, pero si están al lado de una barandilla, pero qué clase de idiota pone a niñas pequeñas en un sitio así? si es que..."
"HAW HAW HAW... esta cagado, menudo idiota" (les…
Attempts to do new things with the genre, unfortunately there are some plot points that feel forced in order to "franchise" itself.
It's well made, entertaining and I liked the overall idea of a trilogy in reverse, the actual story is kinda meh, but that's not what these movies are about, they are about mood and tension, I love the description of a horror where's Waldo.
I'm STILL trying to figure out how this movie got one whole star from me.
I'm going to say that it was because of Lauren Bittner. I suppose she's now in the pantheon of actresses whose presence alone can boost a movie's rating with me.
So technically I guess this should be a half-star review.
A part of me is so so SO glad I saw this after Safe Haven (aka segment three of (S/)V/H/S/2). After that epic piece of cinema, I'm FAR more willing to give found footage movies a chance after nearly abandoning them wholesale because of the second-half messiness of Chronicle.
I say that because the final bits up until the reveal in the garage are…
This prequel shows the strange events that occurred when the sisters from the preceding two films were children. The first two installments got under my skin, but this one did not. With each successive movie, the supernatural forces are made more concrete, and thus a bit less frightening. There are also too many cheap scares here, though there are genuine ones as well, and some new twists. There are some clever touches and scenes (the rotating fan, the white sheet, the kitchen implements, Katie running into... something), and the story remains compelling.