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.
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I finally got to see this very hyped up low budget horror flick known as Paranormal Activity and i must say....it was oook.
The film is all footage found by the police(they say)shot all in the hand held format surrounding the events that occur to this seemingly happy couple as they deal with a evil presence that is showing up in their home.
I won't spoil it for anyone, but this is definitely NOT the scariest movie ever....as some claim. It definitely has its moments of suspense when the evil presence shows up in odd ways in the dead of night. The film moves along nicely and i think it ends kind of well, in the wrapping things up sort of way.
What really makes you appreciate Paranormal Activity is the fact that it only cost 11,000 dollars to make it...total. The special effects are great for the budget and you have to give the team behind the film props for that.
I also liked how everyone in the theater kept it absolutely quite mostly throughout the film. That just gave it another element to me, there is usually some obnoxious people in every theater that ruin a movie. So that was cool.
Probably why everyone touts this film as the scariest ever is the fact that this stuff happens while you sleep(mainly, little spoiler)and that it could happen to you. That is really the only thing that you take home from the movie that creeps you out. Can't wait to get to bed....yeah right.
All in all i gave Paranormal Activity 4 outta 5 stars because i am not a fan of the whole movie being shot in hand held form but i was impressed with what was showcased on such a small budget and how big this movie has and will become with mainly word of mouth marketing it. Heck there is only one theater in the whole state i live in that is playing it, and there was lines out the door to see it. That tells you something there.
SEE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!