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Friday, October 16, 2009

Paranormal Activity



Just last week I went and saw this movie with my brother, and it was totally awesome. I will actually be going to Davis today with my sister, to see it again. I did warn my sister it would scare her, but she still wants to see it.

Most of you have heard of this movie I'm sure. For those that haven't, imagine those ghost hunter tv shows, and kick it up a few notches. Basically the story goes that this girlfriend and boyfriend are living together, when strange things start to happen. The girlfriend admits to having had a ghost follow her around her whole life, since she was 8 years old. The boyfriend, a techphile, swears to find out what's going on. He buys an expensive camera to film the day and night happenings, with hopes to catch the "culprit" on camera.

The movie is very dry at first, and it's only about a quarter of the way in, that you start seeing anything substantial. In the meantime, the boyfriend keeps the movie going with his good humor.

This movie is in select theaters only and it's time out has actually been extended. Today was originally it's last day in the theaters. Paranormal activity had some very successful viral marketing. It had sat on a shelf already completed, since '06. It was originally intended as a straight to dvd film. A trial run was conducted, where the movie was played at 12 am, at select theaters. From there it was the fans demands and petitioning for the movie to play in their theaters, that the movie spread. This movie was made on a 10k dollar budget, and made in only 6 months in the directors home. Just goes to show how an original movie, with simple special effects, can still do very well.

I have had a couple of friends who said this movie was crap. Although, it seems like more love it, than hate it.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone. You'll either love it, or totally hate it. Just don't blame me if you can't sleep later that night. ;)

2 comments:

Maggie said...

I love seeing paranormal stuff but when night comes I'm a real chicken and can't fall asleep ahaha!!!:X

nituscorner said...

ooopss!!! if its a scary one....i dare not....