Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Director: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherstone, Micah Sloat, Mark Frederichs

Run time: 1:26

Review: They filmed this in 10 days and apparently the two actors got paid 500 bucks a piece. The fucking thing went on to make 100,000,000. I hope they got more after the success. We're basically looking at an expensive Youtube video.

This is written and directed by a guy named Oren Peli. This movie is about a girl named Katie who has had a supernatural prescence following her around since she was 8. She lives with her boyfriend Micah, who seems like he doesn't believe her at first but eventually does. They find out it isn't a ghost but a demon that wants to drive her insane.

This may sound strange but I actually wanted to see less in this movie. Until the end at least. It's set up like it's real and you have to watch it like it's in the real world. That sounds fucking idiotic. When something obviously not real happens and there's a bad special effect it takes you right out of the world. There's a scene where they go into the attic and find a picture of the girl's old house. I just found that to be really corny. Yeah, they're trying to make it more entertaining and stuff, I understand. I would have preferred more jump scares for this type of movie. Then there's a part where Katie is crying, squeezing a cross and Micah is holding her and yelling at the demon. It's really over the top and silly. And then he burns the fucking cross!!! Fucking why???!!! If this happened to me the first place I'd be is in church praying to the lord to save me from this shit. I wouldn't be burning crosses like a goddamn clan member.

I'm giving this movie shit but overall I really enjoyed it. I thought the ending was a lot of fun. You know something's going to happen but you don't know what it is. There's so much tension inside your body, then they hit you with it. Much like Blair Witch Project I can't see why someone would want to see a sequel to it though. With all it's flaws, Paranormal Activity is a fun and suspenseful awful horror movie.

             Horror Film: 7
             Entertainment: 7.5
             Gore: 8
             Overall: 7.3