After all the hype and viral advertising about Paranormal Activity, I had the chance to sit down and watch it, as I didn’t see it in the theater. Honestly I say thank god I didn’t see it in the theater, BUT WAIT! That is a good thing. I came home from work last night and sat alone on the couch and started it up. What followed was one of the most engrossing voyeuristic spine chilling ghost movies I’ve ever seen.
Paranormal Activity is a faux-reality camcorder movie in the vain of Blair Witch Project, Quarantine and REC, but done very realistically. A young couple plan to document the strange happenings that seem to be occurring around the young woman. With only the knowledge they seem to have picked up from watching ghost hunter TV shows, they set up a microphone and video tape all aspects of their lives. They also call in a psychic who warns them not to pursue the entity within their house or things will get worse. Needless to say things get worse. (more…)