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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.
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 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…
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…
Horror films are now so shit the best accepted "horror" film of this generation is a video camera watching 2 people sleep while the door opens and closes "on it's own"
Fantastically underrated movie, with a budget of just $15k I think it was done greatly, and as a fan of the genre, it's my favourite found footage film.
Aardige 'found footage' horrorfilm, redelijk verhaal, aardig gespeeld.
You know when you eat a spicy burrito for lunch then later that night you totally regret it? Yeah, that's what this movie is like.
Got really really bored. What’s all the fuss? I guess it’s not my kind of thing.
Least scary horror movie ever. And low budget crap.
ik was 13... mijn ouders waren niet thuis... ik dacht dat het illegaal was om op je 13 een horror te kijken... tijdens het zappen kwam ik voorbij deze film... ik kon de drang niet weerstaan.......... ik keek........................
ik keek, en ik besefte da die shit helemaal ni eng was en dat was de dag dat mijn zoektocht naar een échte enge film begon.
I avoided Paranormal Activity for a long time. I saw it as the Anti-Christ of horror cinema. And it kind of is... of cinema at least. I struggle to call it cinema. It's not just the found footage element or the fact that it's shot on a video camera. Found footage films like The Blair Witch Project and My Little Eye I can still see as cinema... as movies. But Paranormal Activity is too close to the shitty reality television shows it was born from to separate it in my mind. Sitting through this, I never felt like I was watching a movie. This is not to say I disliked Paranormal Activity or that I wasn't affected by it. I…
The attempted authenticity is undermined by the unbelievable behaviour of the characters, especially Micah.
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