Thursday, November 11, 2010

Paranormal Activity

I honestly don't understand what was with all the hype about Paranormal Activity (2007). I was told by quite a few people that this film scared the hell out of them. Clearly, they haven't seen any true scary horror films. Sure, this film had some good scares in it, but it was mainly cheap jumpy scares. I imagine demons to be a lot more imaginative and frightening than this one, like in The Exorcist (1973). The demon in this film was more of a jokester and it only got worse when it was prompted to be so.

The scariest part of this film for me was how stupid the characters were. If you were being haunted by some sort of demon, then why the hell would you go out and buy an Ouija board to try to communicate with it more? Why would you continue to stay in the house after it left a message on the Ouija board? Why would you stay with some jackass who continues to bother the demon and abet it to do something more to make itself known? Micah was clearly an idiot and Katie should have gone somewhere else, especially when she was so scared. If she would have left, then Micah would have stopped the nonsense and followed her. They both had what was coming to them in the end because they really didn't do anything to try to stop or prevent the demon from harming them.


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