Paranormal Activity ★★★½

Can't believe it's been almost 7 years since I last watched this movie (apparently). I still love it quite a bit, even if Micah's weird masculine insecurities come out of nowhere toward the end of the movie. Despite that, I appreciate what this movie did (for better or worse) in reigniting the found footage craze. It's a cool passing of the torch from Blair Witch Project to this movie.

But if you look past the horror stuff, I still think this movie has a really good structure in showing the deterioration of Micah and Katie's relationship in contrast to the rising demonic scares.

The fact that this is a haunting story that leads to a possession story is a nice break from the endless amount of exorcism movies we've had over the years and will continue to have ad infinitum.

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