‘Paranormal Activity’ Review

by on January 31, 2010

in Entertainment, movie reviews

Paranormal Activity rocks, a review.

In short:

For a $15k budget, a few actors and some creative filming technique, if done right, you don’t need a lot of special tricks to scare the living crap out of viewers.  This viewer specifically.

The Review:

The movie Paranormal Activity feels like a homemade movie and at the front part of the film it was challenging to really get into the atmosphere of the film.   But patience and perseverance definitely paid off.

After the 1/3 point of the movie was when I started to not breathe, waiting, watching, my eyes straining as I looked for the shadow I knew was coming.  Listening for the sound I was sure was coming.

Everything was a possible terror source, while nothing could be ignored, I became exhausted looking for “it.”

The last 1/3 of the movie just ripped me a new one and I don’t believe I’ve ever had a movie give me chills in my legs and arms.

The worst part of this was that I watched it late at night … now I hope I can sleep.  With all the lights on!

The film had a fantastic pay-out and I think is completely worth a rental or even DVD purchase.

If you like heart stopping moments of terror, and are a serious fan of horror flicks, I feel strong enough about it to recommend it whole heartedly.

On a scale of 1-10, I’ll give it a 9 easy.

If the beginning weren’t so slow for me to get into, I would have given it a 10.
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For a movie that cost $15k to make, and filmed in 7 days, what a blast.  As it stands right now, its worldwide gross is sitting at just over $141 million.  Not a bad profit.

And all because we, the fans asked for it.  what an awesome grass roots effort!

Written and directed by Oren Peli, with Katie Featherston as Katie, Micah Sloat as Micah.

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An interview with the actors of Paranormal Activity:

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Preview of Paranormal Activity:

Amazon Offerings:

Paranormal Activity on DVD
Paranormal Activity (2-Disc Digital Copy Edition) [Blu-ray]


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