REVIEW: Paranormal Activity

Posted: November 5, 2009 in Reviews
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Have you heard about this movie?

I’m sure you did … it was this little scary movie that caught the interest of Steven Spielberg and is SUPPOSE to be THE.SCARIEST.MOVIE.OF.ALL.TIME.

Say that last part like an old 50’s radio announcer. It just has a nice effect.

paranormal The premise is sort of a Blair Witch thing… that being the whole movie being shot with a hand held video camera.

The story is about this couple :: of course :: who live in a house and start hearing bizarre noises and stuff. The woman :: of course :: is prone to this kind of thing since childhood but NOW! DAMMIT! she wants to get to the bottom of it! :: of course ::

The boyfriend goes out and buys a video recorder and obnoxiously :: of course :: records everything. Every blessed thing. Which, of course, you have to sit and watch.

It’s kind of like when my dad bought his first video recorder and set it up to record the moon. All night. And then expected us to sit and watch 8 FUCKING HOURS of the moon the next day.

Which we did :: of course :: because you did NOT want to piss off my dad!

Anyway… this movie had SOOO much hype and so we watched it and guess what? It sucked. There may have been a few good moments but they were few and far between.

What killed it for me :: sorry for the pun :: when this little scene where they’re doing some internet research on the exorcisms. I think that’s when I pulled out the DSi and started playing Luxor.

Anyway .. maybe you just need the right movie crowd to get into it. Mine certainly wasn’t like the one advertised. And definitely wasn’t like the one when I saw The Sixth Sense.

EVERYBODY in the theater let out a real loud OH MY FUCKING GOD at then end when the wedding ring rolls across the floor.

But anyway… personally, I wouldn’t waste any duckits seeing it.. but that’s just my opinion!

  1. Thanks for the review! I wasn’t planning on going to watch it anyway because I HATE scary movies, but at least I know I’m not missing out!

  2. I’ve watched “Drag Me To Hell” a couple of times…and THAT is really scary!
    I just love Horror movies!

    • Leese says:

      Hey Alice.. thanks for stopping by

      I’ll have to check out “Drag Me To Hell” … I love horror / scary movies too but prefer the ones where the “fright” is more mental. Slasher movies don’t do it for me. I thing camera play with light and shadow with no special effects are is so much scarier. The original “Ghost and Mrs. Muir” with Rex Harrison was a movie I saw years and years and years ago that scared me silly but also made me realize how subtle changes in camera angles are scarier then any FX technique out there!

  3. Gary says:

    I can give or take scary movies but it sounds like I will be staying away from this one. Thanks for the review Leese! :-D

    • Leese says:

      Glad to be of service, Gary!! I actually like scary movies .. when, in fact, they’re scary! But seeing my grandmother’s boobs was ALOT more scarier then this movie was!!

  4. The Goober says:

    Seeing her boobs probably didn’t cause a coronary as much as seeing someones va-jay-jay! Hehehehehehehe.

    I took the wifey to see this flick and sat thru laughing the whole time, except for when the wifey decided to gouge out a chunk of bicep flesh when she was scared. Still healing up from that!

  5. mark price says:

    Thanks for the second poinion Leese. I had heard it sucked ass but now I totally believe it.

  6. The Goober says:

    It didn’t happen???? Huh????


    Oh yeah! Didn’t happen!

    *wink wink, nudge nudge*

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