Paranormal Activity review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/11/12
Katie and Micah are haunted by a supernatural occurrence in their home. Katie hires a psychic, Dr. Fredrichs (Mark Fredrichs), who assesses that she is being haunted not by a ghost, but by a demon. It’s funny how the couple always leaves their door open as if persuading the demon to do its thing in front of the camera. Not sure why Dr. Fredrichs mentioned that they couldn’t do anything even if they left the house. Alternate ending was not as scary as the one on the film. This hand held film was way scarier than Blair Witch Project and could have been in this reviewers top horror list if it was better planned in terms of realism instead of having somewhat illogical characters and a few overlong dull moments. The thing about this documentary style of filming is that you don't need gore or a freaky score to make it work, just the idea of sleeping with somebody you love and being haunted by something you can't see is sufficient. Paranormal Activity is still a good film for its genre that had its horrific and surprising moments which breaks its momentum in the unbelievable movie-like finale and Ouija board sequences.