Did anyone else see PARANORMAL ACTIVITY over the weekend? I caught a midnight screening in State College, PA, and the theater claimed to be the only one in the entire northeast playing it so you probably didn’t but if you get the chance you definitely should because it’s completely awesome!
The film uses the same found footage/ cinema verite conceit from THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT but is superior to that film in every single way and is totally the film that BLAIR WITCH wanted to be. While BLAIR WITCH had a couple of effective scenes it was ultimately cheap looking and sounding and, in the end, a cheat.
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is well made, well acted, and delivers in the end. As I was walking out of the theater a guy behind me proclaimed, “That was the best movie I have ever seen!” It’s supposed to be coming to more theaters in the weeks to come, and is playing in State College again this weekend, and everyone should definitely see it.
Even though this is a website for kindertraumas I thought I’d mention my grown up one. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is one of the most terrifying movies I’ve ever seen in my entire life. If the EXORCIST and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT had a child it would be this film. It left this imprint on my brain and after viewing it I didn’t find myself actually asleep until 5am!
I don’t want to give too much away but the scene where…(EDITED due to a lil’ spoiler-UNK)… is one of the most horrific things I’ve ever heard!!! It’s an amazing film and I hope everyone demands it! I can’t wait to see it again!
— Ema R.
Aunt John & Unkle Lancifer,
I just got back from seeing PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and I think I am now experiencing some kind of adult kindertrauma symptoms. Make sure you see this one if it comes to your town. I’m going to be sleeping with the lights on tonight, something I haven’t done since I was a kid.
— Matt L.
UNK SEZ: Wow, three adult traumafessions in one week concerning PARANORMAL ACTIVITY! I missed my chance to see it this past weekend (sold out!), but I will hopefully get another chance this weekend and get back to you guys with a review.
In the meantime, are there any more readers out there traumatized by this movie? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section or send us an email via firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s not every day that a movie traumatizes the big kids, color us dying in anticipation.