Thursday, October 22, 2009

Paranormal Activity - The Movie

Went to see the movie, "Paranormal Activity" this week. It's low budget; made for something like $11,000 and is shot in the fashion of "The Blair Witch Project" complete with weird camera angles, nostril shots and hand held camera jitters. If you have a propensity for motion sickness, take your dramamine before going.

The story line is this: A young couple begins hearing strange noises in their house, so the boyfriend goes out and buys a video camera and begins carrying it around and filming their activity during the day, while at night, he sets up the camera at the foot of the bed to film while asleep. The girlfriend apparently has had episodes of paranormal encounters throughout her life, and is a reluctant partner in her boyfriends ghosthunter wannabe activities.

Like "The Blair Witch Project", stuff begins to happen and the couple's fear builds to a shocking climax. Again, like "Blair Witch", the best, and scariest part of the movie is at the end. I felt myself getting impatient while I sat through the first part of the movie, because watching the plot unfold, it wasn't hard to figure out that the ending wasn't going to be pretty.

All in all, I enjoyed it. I much prefer the suspense of a good ghost story over the graphic slasher type of horror that we have become so saturated with nowadays.

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