Paranormal Activity (2007)

Rated R

A couple believes that their house is haunted by a demonic presence. They set up a video camera catch-all the activity. Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs

Ok, I get the buzz. I understand where everyone was getting at. The movie lacks scare tactics or the gore that most horror films have. The filmmakers use the found footage concept that has become over used in the horror genre. Although, it does work in this case. Having things happen off-screen always work and Katie Featherston, who plays Katie made you feel for what she is going though. Micah Sloat, however, made me want to punch him for not realizing the gravity of the situation. I take this film for what it is, a great predictable horror film, that kept me transfixed on the screen.

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1 Response to Paranormal Activity (2007)

  1. las artes says:

    Quite a bit has been written recently about the current superiority of horror video games to the fright fare that has been turning up in theaters. The likes of BIOTOXIC, the argument goes, deliver far fresher and more unsettling experiences than the tired/derivative scare tactics on view on bigger screens, and that’s hard to dispute—but it doesn’t take into account the essential difference in the way the two media are experienced. Video games are subjective experiences, in which the player directly confronts, and is acted upon by, the frightening environments, creatures and mayhem in question. With all due respect to those who painstakingly create these scenarios and monsters, it seems to me that filmmakers who plow the same territory have a tougher job. Movies are an objective experience, which the viewer enters as an observer, not a participant—requiring the establishing of characters with whom the audience can identify first, and through them feel the fear generated by whatever the threat happens to be.

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