All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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.
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…
It has the right idea, if only it had done something stronger with it and Peli had a more unique vision other than a spooky demon. Also they never just try closing the door. Just close the fucking door and he'll leave you alone.
The most terrifying part of this film is the spider on the toilet. stay away from my anus, spiders.
Dumb script but some effective scares.
I enjoy these movies a lot more than I should. Found footage movies can be a lot more miss than hit, but I think these movies use the gimmick very effectively.
Not really my kind of film although it does have some genuine scares and it just goes to show what you can achieve with a limited budget as long as you have a clear vision of what you want, a good idea and talented people in front of, as well as behind, the camera.
This movie is preeeeeeety great!
the silence is refreshing. I’m sick of the soundtrack being the only real scary device about a movie. This film helps you to feel the real fear of being alone in your home unlike I’ve experienced before in other scary movies.
An outstanding achievement considering its $15,000 budget and almost a masterpiece compared to most contemporary horror movies shot with millions of dollars, Paranormal Activity gives an original twist to the found-footage sub-genre by taking a really intimate and claustrophobically creepy approach. It was made with intelligence and talent while employing simple devices to create great suspense, and that's totally praiseworthy. It ended on a really high note.
The found footage genre doesn't scare me it just bores me.
I don't know, maybe I've seen too many of these types of films, but I wasn't spooked at all.
Granted, that the film is filled with some spine-tingling moments which most notably occur from the bedroom cam, and it certainly single-handedly generated another boom with found-footage horror films (whether it's a good thing or not). But the film is markedly undermined by the male character, who makes so many foolish decisions.
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