Friday, October 23, 2009

Paranormal Activity (2009) ****

Blair Witch style, this movie is a mix between Amityville Horror and The Exorcist.

A young couple, not married, live together and experience some bizarre poltergeist-type occurances. The girlfriend says she's been experiencing them since she was 8 (which would have been a deal breaker in real life), so boyfriend decides to buy a nice HD camera to document everything that happens. Well, creepy shit really starts to go down!!

Turned out to be quite scary and creepy! I love the home video style of filming, it makes it seem so much more... realistic. This wasn't an obviously scripted film either-- it seemed like alot of the conversations were improvised, but that adds to the realism.

The gore is pretty good, but definately could have been better! When the end came along I really wished they showed what happened, but instead you get a still camera and sounds coming from downstairs. Adds to the creepiness? Sure... but doesn't give it that extra star!

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