All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
What Happens When You Sleep?
After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
LOTS OF SPOILERS
Let me save you an 85 minutes of your life by detailing what happens in Paranormal Activity, because I know practically no-one has seen this.
* A few minutes of boring crap.
* Some noises.
* A few more minutes of drivel.
* A door moves.
* More cack and a psychic pops round.
* JUMP SCARE.
* Bit more crap.
* Katy Perry goes for a wander.
* Oh look, someone switched the fucking telly on. They never put it on a broadcasting channel, do they?
* He's busted out the sodding Ouija board. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY HAPPEN.
* Some tedious arguing and pointless wank.
Apparently the inspiration for this film came from the fact that a box of laundry detergent fell from a shelf in the director's home. It was placed far in the back of the shelf and there was no logical explanation as to how it could possibly have fallen.
I curse that box to this very day as the film it has spawned caused me to lose a lot of sleep. It is impressive what the director managed to achieve with the tiniest of budgets, but he had no right to scare me this much.
If there's one thing that scares me in horror films it's a lack of control over what happens to you. The scenes where the poor unfortunate…
Granted I am five years late to the party...but I finally watched this box office smash. An impressive movie that builds suspense through the creepy ending. Even more impressive is that it only cost 15,000 dollars to make. I liked the two main characters....not sure if I will watch more from the series..but I am curious about Katie now. Best trivia from IMDB....Spielberg had to stop watching movie and finish during daylight hours because it freaked him out so muc.
I originally watched Paranormal Activity in 2009 but I was interrupted half way through and never returned to it. At the time I found it pretty tedious outside of the bedroom sections and didn't like the characters, but I never did get to the parts where stuff actually happened so I wasn't in a position to judge it. I decided to finally watch it all the way through and, well, not much has changed - there are glimpses of a great horror movie, but these moments are few and far between as the rest of the time I was watching two characters that aren't particularly well developed do things that serve no real purpose in the long run. I especially…
Believe it or not, I hadn't actually seen Paranormal Activity before. I had an idea of what to expect because I had heard so much about the film before, but I didn't expect it to be even more boring than I had anticipated.
I could go on about the shaky cam and the 'found footage' aspect, but I'll put that weary argument aside. What I will say is it's boring in that the horror is too premeditated and the characters are uninteresting.
Despite the level of character development and time spent with the two lead characters, it's hard to care about what's happening to them. On top of this, the horror is set up in a way that the audience knows something is going to happen. Therefore, it relies too heavily on the 'jump scare' aspect, of which are few.
Based on that display, I'm guessing the sequels aren't worth the time...
I hadn't seen this until just now, and what it felt like to me was one of the V/H/S shorts. I liked those two movies a lot, and while this is different in that it's a full feature, otherwise it's pretty much the same type of thing. I guess what I'm saying is that I really like the found footage style, cause this scared the pants off me.
Now, the obvious caveat here is that only a few of the shorts from both VHS movies were any good, and there are loads more shitty found footage movies than there are good ones. But I think that in terms of finding new ways to scare people, the found footage gimmick works…
Awal nonton horror mockumentary tak kirain beneran. Eh sama aja toh, cuma sandiwara.
A fantastically-crafted horror film that--for its time--redefined the genre completely. Hundreds upon hundreds of movies have attempted to recreate the "found footage" scare since Paranormal Activity picked up the reigns left by The Blair Witch Project; but by comparison, all others have failed.
The audience is immediately attached to the movie by its situational simplicity and believable characters. The plot progresses in such a delicate, controlled manner that its eventual spiral into chaos becomes that much more horrifying and powerful.
For anyone like myself who has always respected that gnawing superstition about ghosts and otherworldly presences at the back of your mind, Paranormal Activity eventually becomes unbearably disturbing--and to the filmmakers' credit, that is definitely a good thing. The utter…
Paranormal activity more like paranormal craptivity
Back when the franchise was ok...
“Paranormal Activity” ist ein solider Horrorfilm. Auch wenn oft in den nächtlichen Aufnahmen nichts passiert, ist es genau dieses Nichts, was die Spannung des Films ausmacht und wenn dann eine Tür einfach so zufällt ist der Schock natürlich groß.
Dennoch konnte mich der Film mich nur bedingt überzeugen und zwar, weil ich einfach schon zu viele Horrorfilme gesehen habe. Bis auf den finalen Scare waren die Ereignisse für mich doch arg vorhersehbar, während meine Mitseherin doch einige Male von den Schockefekten überrascht wurde und mir ihre Fingernägel in den Arm gerammt hat.
Insofern funktioniert der Film zumindest für eine Zielgruppe, die nicht ständig Horrorfilme schaut und auch Menschen wie ich, die wirklich viel Material aus dem Genre sehen fühlen sich…
I watched this in the dark, all by myself. I must say it was very creepy. The found footage technique has been done before in Blair Witch Project, and here it is just as effective. It generates scares from what is left unseen, although the film becomes less subtle as it progresses, and at times veers headlong into silliness. The Blu-Ray includes an alternate ending which I think deserves the score above. The theatrical version's ending is silly, and would score half a point lower.
The best version of this movie is easily the Original 2007 Cut. It's way more believable than any of the other versions because it doesn't include any unnecessary CGI.
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- The Birth of a Nation
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- Dawn of the Dead
- Dawn of the Dead
- Day of the Dead
Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
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List made from the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. This list just from the 2014 edition,…