Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

I am a horror fanatic, especially for those low budget B-movies that make you laugh as much as they scare you. When I heard that a movie that had a very low budget that was scaring the pants off of audiences, I assumed it would probably make me laugh. Paranormal Activity did not make me laugh.

This first movie revolved around the plight of a couple that has been discovering strange occurrences in their home. The boyfriend decides to set up a bunch of camera in the house to catch the spirit at work and ends up getting much more than he bargained for.

I won’t go too much into the plot because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but this evil spirit is connected to the girlfriend and things gets steadily worse through the movie. What makes this movie awesome is that it used classic tricks to movie making to create the fear. There are not a lot of computer effects or fancy film work like most other horror movies.

The whole things looks like it was done on handheld and security cameras, which makes it all seem more real. The special effects are simple, but seamless. When you get done with the movie, you are visibly shaken and it has one doozy of an ending.

This film was so popular it has spawned two more movies and a fourth is on the way. Neither of the two released can hold a candle to the first. The effects that were so cool in the first one are simply recycles for the other two, making them seem like carbon copies of the first.