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PostSubject: Paranormal Activity   Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:10 pm

Is it really that terrifying?
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PostSubject: Re: Paranormal Activity   Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:24 pm

I think it depends on the person. I haven't been scared by a movie in years, but Paranormal Activity managed to do it. I think the thing about it that struck me most is that it really could have been documenting a non-human haunting. It doesn't adhere to normal Hollywood conventions when it comes to hauntings, instead it takes influence from actual case files. For someone who is interested in the paranormal this came as a pleasant surprise. However, if one is looking for a more traditional horror movie then it may seem slow.
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PostSubject: Re: Paranormal Activity   Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:12 pm

I didn't find it scary at all. I saw it with my girlfriend. Granted we weren't especially watching the movie much, but it just seemed really stupid.
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PostSubject: Re: Paranormal Activity   Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:31 pm

I wrote a review for it a while back. I'm glad I didn't watch it alone, I had more fun mocking it, like the whole whispering bit I couldn't help but whisper over the top "Is it cos I's Black," or screaming "PEDOBEAR" at the final encounter. They didn't do badly for the budget but the psychological horror aspect was done through obvious effects and tricks which just ruined it for me. If you're completely oblivious to how they work you might enjoy it more, but generally the cream of the crop doesn't need effects at all. The only film to actually "scare" me enough to cause me sleep loss was a drama made horrific entirely through suggestion.
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PostSubject: Re: Paranormal Activity   Sat Jan 16, 2010 4:29 am

Well I was fucking terrified, and I couldn't sleep the night after I saw it. And yes, I am a massive pussy.

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