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Paranormal Activity (2009 movie)

64 Ratings: 1.8
Horror movie directed by Oren Peli

   Paranormal Activity is a 2009 mockumentary horror film written and directed by Oren Peli. The movie premiered at the Screamfest Film Festival in US on October 14, 2007, and at the Slamdance Film Festival on January 18, 2008. The movie is … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Horror Movies, Supernatural, Paranormal Activity
Director: Oren Peli
Genre: Horror
Release Date: 16 October 2009 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
24 reviews about Paranormal Activity (2009 movie)
review by . February 18, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****    "Paranormal Activity" is a rare case. It's the kind of horror movie in which those behind it would like nothing more to indulge and please devote fans of the horror genre; but nevertheless, the response from such a community is sharply divided. From personal experience; reactions seem to range from "loved it" to "hated it". This is unfortunate, because the movie tries hard and emerges rather successful; it would just appear that somewhat misleading marketing …
review by . August 22, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Folks my search is over.
Constantine, Queen of the damned, Drag me to hell, Underworld, House on haunted hill, The Amityville horror, An American Haunting, The haunting in Connecticut, The ring, The grudge, The Omen, The Hills have eyes, 1408, Ghost Ship, Jeepers Creepers, Halloween, Darkness Falls, Silent hill, etc I could go on and on and on. None of the movies I’ve named or could name even come close to Paranormal Activity.       If you’ve read my Drag me to hell review then you …
review by . October 10, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
 Remember a few years ago when “The Blair Witch Project” overcame genre expectations and became a blockbuster cult hit? That film had several other films that were inspired by its “Mockumentary” style gimmick; “Cloverfield”, “[REC]” and “Quarantine” to name a few. Well, writer/director Oren Peli’s “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” is another film that follows in the footsteps of those films. It premiered in the 2007 Screamfest …
review by . January 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
82 Minutes Of My Life I Can't Ever Get Back
**Cracking knuckles**      The scariest, most terrifying experience you could possibly have in the theaters?? Hmm, I digress.   I seem to remember writing a review for Cloverfield back in 2008. Oh wait, I also wrote a column for that Blair Witch Project travesty also in 1999. Needless to say this handheld camera film gimmick doesn't seem to be getting any better nor do I appreciate them anymore after 10 & a half years. I am steering clear from anymore of these …
review by . July 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
   The sheer fact that this film was produced for around 10,000 USD is something to be praised. Although the actors' skills weren't top notch, there was definitely a notable "horror film" feeling broadcast to moviegoers through watching Paranormal Activity. While watching the movie, all of the points that make a good horror film are present – you know, the “what the hell are you doing, no! Call the demonologist!” and “ are you crazy?!! get out …
review by . August 30, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Banking on the added "realism" of using a home video camera, "Paranormal Activity" plays out on the screen in a fashion very similar to films such as "The Blair Witch Project" and "Cloverfield." Much like these two films, the success of this movie relies heavily on the execution of this gimmicky style of filming.     The film opens with Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) fairly settled into their new home. Micah has purchased a camera in order to capture "paranormal" …
review by . October 21, 2009
Before I start the review, I'd just like to mention that I'm an avid horror movie fan.  In the ocean of horrible horror movies, it's a challenge to find those few hidden treasures laying under the sand.  This movie fares pretty well, but it's not because it is "really scary".  Personally, I didn't think this movie was all that scary.  But gauging the crazy reactions from others in the movie theater... some people were really genuinely scared out of their minds.  …
Quick Tip by . July 29, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Extremely overrated. Not scary. A waste of time. Dumb dumb
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
Crazy... This movie really got me... I love scary movies but this is over the edge...
Quick Tip by . February 04, 2010
Just one question. How much was everyone here paid to rate this travesty 4 stars?
Quick Tip by . February 27, 2010
Creepy movie and pretty cool that it was made for under $15,000. I like the original ending with the cops rather than the Hollywood ending.
Quick Tip by . February 07, 2010
Well, now we know that basically anyone can make their own movie these days. Glad I didn't waste money watching it in a theatre. Boring.
review by . October 09, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
There's no studio logo when the film begins, and there are no opening credits. There's only a title card thanking the families of Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston for their cooperation. We then go back to the fall of 2006 and see home video footage of Micah prepping the camera just as Katie pulls into the driveway of their San Diego home. Strange things have been going on in the house as they sleep, and they want to capture it on film. A psychic is invited over, and only then do we learn that strange …
Quick Tip by . January 20, 2010
i thought it was okay for a low budget film, people have 2 start somewhere right?
review by . January 19, 2010
This movie was creepy as hell and scared the crap out of me! My husband and I both love scary movies and it's not very often that we find one that actually scares us a little. Well, Paranormal Activity got to both of us. I loved it!
Quick Tip by . January 10, 2010
I thought this movie was creepy as hell! Even though it is just a movie....anything is possible and can happen rather it be good or bad.
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2009
I hate scary movies, but I would see it again. That is not necessarily a good thing, because isn't the point of a scary movie to scare you?
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2009
totally overrated... couldn't have been more disappointed. If you believe in demons it could be ok, but it just seemed too fake to enjoy
review by . November 01, 2009
This is a really good film. Alfred Hitchcock did the same idea of "Will people be more scared seeing the man holding the chainsaw, or will they be more scared HEARING the man with the chainsaw and never seeing him?" I full out think that Paranormal Activity did this angle perfectly. The viewer is at the mercy of the camcorder; they hear things; sometimes soft, sometimes loud... they always hear movement, footsteps, breathing, pounding, etc (and sometimes see things that will shock you to the core) …
Quick Tip by . October 28, 2009
No horror here, it will just bore you to death! Too much of a reality show type movie. Not enough; if any, jump out of your seat scenes.
Quick Tip by . October 21, 2009
its just scary enough to make me a little paranoid on the walk to the car, but it didn't give me nightmares.
Quick Tip by . October 21, 2009
This movie works it's "voodoo magic" on the young and impressionable. For more details, check out my full review :)
Quick Tip by . October 17, 2009
After reading all the good reviews on this, ahem Lunchers, I have to say this flick is WAY overrated. Way too slow and def not scary AT ALL!
Quick Tip by . October 14, 2009
Paranormal Activity works as a pure haunted house movie. The film relies on suggestion and subtlety to build the scares. Highly Recommended.
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