Sound Off: Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
September 25, 2009
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Normally we only have these kinds of discussions for big blockbusters, but because Paranormal Activity has so much buzz right now, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to stop and talk about it (as it just hit theaters today anyway). Is it comparable to The Blair Witch Project? Is it better than Blair Witch? Is it as scary as everyone is saying? Is it a good movie, a brilliant movie, or just deceptive and dull? Did you want more from it? Did it live up to your expectations? Sound off below, write down your comments, and let us know what you thought of Paranormal Activity!
To fuel the fire, I saw Paranormal Activity for my very first time in Telluride at an outdoor theater and was scared out of my mind. I'll admit that I'm a wimp and I'm scared easily, but this movie really scared the shit out of me. I'm so glad that I didn't go home to my apartment afterward or I really wouldn't have been able to sleep. For what it is, I think it's brilliant. Their use of minimal amounts of suspicious activity to make the audience tense is incredible; and the comedy during the daytime is great as well. And all on a budget of only $11,000, too, is just amazing. I don't think I can say I loved it because it was so scary, but it's a great movie.
What did you think of Paranormal Activity? Best horror/thriller in years or just overrated?