All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. 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.
I remember watching this not in a packed theatre auditorium filled with teenagers or in a typical horror-film marathon atmosphere, but all by myself at 2 AM with the sound cranked and a blanket tightly clasped against my face. Paranormal Activity scared the shit out of me, and every rewatch continues to prove that this little found-footage movie wasn't just influential because of its viral marketing or its low-budget conception, but because of its eerie effectiveness.
Sound design is remarkably center-stage here, even more so than the haunting visuals that escalate in terror and intensity, mainly because its the absence of any noise during the multiple "night" sequences that triggers any sound to instantly be correlated with a sinister…
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…
Paranormal Activity is that indie chiller whose unexpected box-office success brought back found footage subgenre of horror into the mainstream and spawned an era that saw almost every horror film using the POV-shot technique green-lighted into production by the studio, whether it packs in a compelling story or not being one aspect that didn't play any role.
Paranormal Activity tells the story of a young couple who move into their new house in San Diego. When the girl confesses to her camera-obsessed boyfriend that she's been haunted by a supernatural entity all her life, he sets up the camera in their bedroom to record any paranormal activity that takes place while they sleep and ends up capturing many strange occurrences…
This is a compelling, well-shot documentary that follows the story of some activity. The activity contained herein may or may not be normal. (spoiler: it's not.)
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.
thought it was a real event at first
Soon to be engaged couple Micah and Katie moves to their new house in San Diego but there is something strange going on when they are sleeping so Micah buys a video camera, trying to capture it on film...
Nowadays Paranormal Activity is considered a horror classic and when it was released almost ten years ago it once again gave new life to the found footage genre. I wasn't that impressed with Paranormal Activity when it came but that was pretty much the same feeling I had after watching The Blair Witch Project for the first time and that one has grown on me over the years. In hope that i would feel the same about Paranormal Activity I bought…
I remember watching this with a friend when I was 13, and it scared the hell out of me. Couldn't sleep for weeks. Literally.
Let's just say that, in my memories, it was a lot scarier than it turned out to be ...
can't go wrong here. scary and soo good
Seeing this in the theater was absolutely terrifying.
A couple buy a video camera to document the strange nighttime occurrences in their house.
Since The Blair Witch Project, found-footage has often been an overused gimmick in horror films, but here it is well motivated and used creatively and effectively.
The nocturnal recordings are initially very spooky and scary and you find yourself glued to the screen, scouring the frame for anything out of the ordinary.
Yet, even at the short run time of 85 minutes, the makers run into the limits of their concept and by night 20, it has all become pretty repetitive. It didn't stop them from squeezing five more sequels out of their idea, which I have no interest in seeing.
La primera siempre es la mejor, mucho stress.
Creepy and unsettling. The best thing about it was its patience and subtlety (for the most part). This is the kind of movie that almost inspires me to rent a camera and make a movie myself. But I couldn't pull it off as well as this. But as good as the film is, I am a bit confused by its enormous popularity. It was good, but so are a ton of other low budget movies that never see one hundredth of the box office draw or popularity of this movie. Oh well, that's marketing for you I guess.
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