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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…
“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.
As someone who has never been a fan of cheap jump scares, this was unlikely to win me over. However, I was reminded of the simple charms of the "Blair Witch Project".
Admittedly it's not a favourable comparison. For all Blair Witch's problems it was a lot funnier and had characters with far more logical motivations.
The lead male character here seems confused as to whether he's a sceptic or a believer. On the one hand he seems to use the camera and powder on the floor to check for an intruder, yet the first thing he insists on doing is acquiring a Ouija board. He constantly insists that they not speak to an exorcist or a…
micah is such a tool; katie can act in some scenes but not in others
A mediocre horror, which would have been superior without the "found footage" style, with frustrating characters. Some well done intense moments, but overally disappointing.
Although having some genuine scares and moments, "Paranormal Activity" is a highly overrated horror film that tries to act different than any other horror film, while managing to squeeze in one horror cliché after the next, along with boring and drawn-out scenes, and some pretty bad acting. However, the films that follow seemed to get better.
The original Paranormal Activity, released in 2009, is about Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat), a young couple who believe that they are living in a haunted house. So they install around-the-clock surveillance to capture the ghost in action. But what they end up discovering is that their home is being invaded by a demon and things turn for the worse for them.
The story, for the most part, is grounded in reality even though it explores the supernatural. Writer/Director Oren Peli accomplished this by taking the “found footage” concept popularized by The Blair Witch Project in 1999. But he also manages to improve on it by giving us a cohesive story with way less of the annoying shaky…
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