Paranormal Activity

Genre: Horror

Director: Oren Peli

Screenplay: Oren Peli

Starring: Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat

Micah and Katie have been experiencing strange occurrences in their house. Micah decides to get camera equipment to determine what is actually happening in their house. Neither one is prepared for what they actually find.

This film needs to be immediately compared with The Blair Witch Project. It is the same type of attempt at horror. Let’s use a fake documentary and pretend that it’s real. The only difference between this film and The Blair Witch Project is that this film actually achieved the creep factor. It probably helps that we as an audience have been exposed to such shows as Ghosthunters. This film monopolizes on all things creepy coming from these kinds of shows, plus a little drama. It just brings on the creeps. The acting in my opinion is exceptional. It would really have to be to make it even remotely believable.

I was thoroughly impressed with the film altogether. This is about as creeped out by a film that I have ever been, just based on the film itself. I’ve been creeped out by a creepy child here and there, and I certainly don’t handle snakes well. As far as a movie and its full story line, this was a first. Me saying that at all should be enough grounds for you to know that it’s a good scary movie or at least scary enough for those faint of heart not to mess with it.

I give this film 4 Buttery Kernals.

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