Video: “Paranormal Activity” trailer

posted at 8:13 pm on October 12, 2009 by Allahpundit

News is slow, our traffic is anemic, and the hype for this flick is so insane — compare its per-screen average at the B.O. to the rest of the top ten — that there’s no good reason not to post this. I saw it this weekend, so here’s the scoop. If you’re expecting the scariest movie evah, lower your expectations. If you’re expecting an overhyped sh*t sandwich like The Blair Witch Project, to which this flick is forever being compared, raise your expectations. It’s ten times as frightening and one one-thousandth as annoying.

I’d review it for you except that there’s not much to say. It’s basically a very, very special episode of “Ghost Hunters” with some barebones dramatic arc in the bickering between the girlfriend, who doesn’t want to encourage whatever it is that’s in the house, and her dopey boyfriend, who naturally wants to interact with it and egg it on. (Consider that dynamic an homage to slasher films, where the teen girl’s usually a bit wary while the teen boy takes the “it’s all good, babe” approach and they inevitably end up being impaled for his hubris mid-shtup.) If you do see it, a fun thought experiment while watching is imagining how much more each scene would have reeked if shot in traditional Hollywood style, replete with A-list actors over-emoting and ominous music beating you over the head with atmosphere. Those are all things that help take you out of the moment and relieve tension in a standard scary movie, but they’re absent here; the tension during the bedroom scenes builds as the haunting gets worse but there’s nothing familiar or predictable happening onscreen to help break it, so you end up squirming for an hour and a half. Simple but effective. In fact, I can write a full review in two sentences: “Yep, dark hallways and unexplained noises are still scary. And the lesson: If an alpha male wants your girlfriend, there’s not much you can do to stop him.” Worth a ticket.

I saw “Zombieland” this weekend too, which was everything I hoped for and more, but don’t go looking for scares. It’s part video game, part amusement park ride, and frequently really funny. The cameo from an A-list comedian who shall remain nameless is alone worth the price of admission. Plus, the opening montage is great, which only further confirms my suspicion that there’s no such thing as a bad movie with a great opening montage. (See also “Up”.) Exit warning: The comments are bound to include some people who’ve seen these flicks already and some of those people are bound to spoil the endings in one way or another, so proceed at your own risk.

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Hammer says it’s the bomb…

@mkhammer Seriously, even if you’re a seasoned scary-movie watcher, prepare yourself for “Paranormal Activity.” *Totally* great, but sheesh. Scary.

dforston on October 12, 2009 at 8:16 PM

ZOMBIES MAKE ME HOT.

Allah, you’re a zombie.

Of sorts.

;)

seejanemom on October 12, 2009 at 8:17 PM

An invisible Zombie.

God I’m bored.

dforston on October 12, 2009 at 8:17 PM

It’s basically a very, very special episode of “Ghost Hunters

I am so in. Do you know what it is rated?

Emily M. on October 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Oh come on. This is just Blair Witch Project filmed inside, instead of outside.

keep the change on October 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Jeeeez…

PENNYWISE keeps me in Depends to this day, and I STILL have not seen IT all the way through…

seejanemom on October 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Note too…this movie is only playing in markets that get enough (a million I believe?) online requests from peeps who want it. Interesting tidbit.

If you’re expecting an overhyped sh*t sandwich like The Blair Witch Project, to which this flick is forever being compared, raise your expectations. It’s ten times as frightening and one one-thousandth as annoying.

Whoa, AP…heh, I thought Blair Witch was genius! Still one of my favs.

Saw Zombieland…didn’t like it. But going to see Paranormal this week. I’m into this “Ghost Hunter” kinda stuff. And it’s the right time of year…

JetBoy on October 12, 2009 at 8:19 PM

PENNYWISE keeps me in Depends to this day, and I STILL have not seen IT all the way through

That’s good because the end of the miniseries was pretty bad in the special effects department :)

WitchDoctor on October 12, 2009 at 8:21 PM

“AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!”

Seven Percent Solution on October 12, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Jeeeez…

PENNYWISE keeps me in Depends to this day, and I STILL have not seen IT all the way through…

seejanemom on October 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Don’t bother. I haven’t seen the movie, but if they follow the book, it’s gonna suck and ruin the absolute mind-numbing terror of the rest of it.

Emily M. on October 12, 2009 at 8:22 PM

Hey Allah…you mentioned a TRAILER in your headline…does this crap sandwich have cars on blocks too?

seejanemom on October 12, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Sh!t like that happens to me all of the time. What’s the big deal?

txag92 on October 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Heehee…I know what a movie TRAILER is….you dufus.

seejanemom on October 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Here’s an idea…..

leave the damned house!

highhopes on October 12, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Well, based on AP’s review, I think it warrants a matinee priced viewing. I was fully expecting the overhyped s* sandwich that was Blair Witch. Zombieland on the otherhand, fully met and even exceeded my expectations. I’m even thinking of catching a second matinee viewing of it.

darury on October 12, 2009 at 8:26 PM

I’ll preface this by saying I’m a horror fan from birth who will see just about anything, save for the turds on sci-fi channel. Even I can’t sit through those.

I saw it with great excitement and high expectations, didn’t love it like so many, but it did have a few really well done scenes that will freak you out. Otherwise, it was fun but not worth the hype.

Monica on October 12, 2009 at 8:26 PM

But I thought you meant a TRAILER MOVIE.

Popcorn, shirtless rednecks and the predictable ax-in-the-head-at-the-drive-in scene.

seejanemom on October 12, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Sh!t like that happens to me all of the time. What’s the big deal?

txag92 on October 12, 2009 at 8:24 PM

+7%… :O)

Seven Percent Solution on October 12, 2009 at 8:28 PM

I saw it with great excitement and high expectations, didn’t love it like so many, but it did have a few really well done scenes that will freak you out. Otherwise, it was fun but not worth the hype.

Monica on October 12, 2009 at 8:26 PM

What was the last move of any genre that has lived up to the hype? That trailer certainly isn’t going to get me to demand that my city be included with Baton Rouge and Madison as part of the cool cities.

highhopes on October 12, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Sorry Allah.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

If the movie had been half as awesome as the opening montage, I would’ve gone twice.

apollyonbob on October 12, 2009 at 8:31 PM

Zombieland was pretty weak.

tomas on October 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Another Ghost Hunters wanna be huh?
Added to the pile…

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM

tomas on October 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Liars go to hell.

Just sayin.

apollyonbob on October 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Zombieland was pretty weak.

tomas on October 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM

You were expecting that this would be the breakthrough movie of the year? Zombies are just redneck vampires.

highhopes on October 12, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Didn’t I just see this on Southpark?

cjk on October 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Went to see this last night, I’ve read some of the hype on it being really scary or the scariest movie ever and to be honest I didn’t find it scary at all. The bouncy camera was another negative, at least for me. I saw The Blair Witch and I don’t recall feeling anywhere near as woozy and nauseated from the camera movement as I did with this movie. If I hadn’t had a problem with that, I may have found the film more interesting, I doubt more scary. My sister had more luck at making me jump by poking me during certain moments of the movie, than the actual movie itself did.

ohellno on October 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Sounds like a typical story from a caller on CoastoCoast!

canopfor on October 12, 2009 at 8:39 PM

How can any rational adult find this scary? Just looks silly to me.

beachgirlusa on October 12, 2009 at 8:43 PM

You’re just saying this to piss off Boobs.

Blake on October 12, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Shoot 80 minutes of actors with no script doing stupid things that a normal person would never do + 10 minutes of scripted “well, okay, that IS kinda creepy” content = Paranormal Activity.

Verdict: 50 minutes too long.

RECOMMENDATION: Spend your money on The Beatles: Rock Band instead. You’ll have countless hours of enjoyment for that initial 60 bucks but when it starts to seem a little stale, you can download and play every song on Rubber Soul, Abbey Road, and Sgt. Pepper.

Seriously, would you rather spend fifteen bucks on a throwaway amateur horror flick or on living out the fantasy of playing Side Two of Abbey Road live?

Dude is an understatement…

ScottMcC on October 12, 2009 at 8:46 PM

zombies are way better than frigging lame tired vampires.

Oh…I love you my love and stuff. Wimps.

Zombies rule…they haven’t been done justice.

tomas on October 12, 2009 at 8:51 PM

What I wanna know is, who was the spook under da sheet!

canopfor on October 12, 2009 at 8:53 PM

After seeing the trailer, just wondering how long before most of the stuff in that movie is proven fake.

I know it’s just a movie, but come on.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 8:57 PM

Zombieland was amazing. My favorite horror film since Drag Me To Hell, which was also more funny than scary, although in a played-straight, campy way instead of knowingly sarcastic.

I don’t know how to feel about Paranormal Activity. I love horror films, but too many of them rely on either spooky faux-religious occult crap or “arty” (ie, low budget) films with a few cheap jump scares. And this looks like the latter. I don’t want to waste my time seeing it if it’s an hour of that.

Siobhan on October 12, 2009 at 8:59 PM

Oh and I have to say. The description reminds me of a book that should be made into a film… House of Leaves. Of course it’s impossible to capture the secondary footnote storylines but the main plot would make a cool and eerie film.

Siobhan on October 12, 2009 at 9:01 PM

Also, I wonder how many kids in that audience and other audiences are athiests because it’s “coo” and then they see THAT and sh!t their pants.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Zombieland was a fun movie.

It starts out as a horror movie, goes into a buddy road trip movie, goes into a comedy, and finishes off with gun porn/action.

Each of the things it does, it does pretty well. But the film is very short and changes pace on a dime. It’s an interesting and well made movie.

I think it’s screen time was 85 minutes? It was perfect. I’m sick of movies wasting 3 hours of my life and not delivering.

jhffmn on October 12, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Zombieland looks good. This one? Unintentionally funny.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Ghost do not exist but pure evil is very real.Say what you will but if you believe in good you have to believe in evil.There are in this universe goodness ,truth ,light and ever lasting life the forces of almighty God. There is also evil ,hate,lies,darkness and ever lasting death the forces of Satan.But in the end good will prevail.

thmcbb on October 12, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Sorry Allah.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

If the movie had been half as awesome as the opening montage, I would’ve gone twice.

Have to disagree. The Wolverine montage was complete crap and the rest of the movie was complete and utter crap.

Queasy on October 12, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Yes but does it have the fully rendered CGI 3 headed dragon like in the Blair Witch Project?

For best opening sequences, I vote Raising Arizona.

rihar on October 12, 2009 at 9:28 PM

I saw Paranormal Activity late last night in a crowded cinema in Brooklyn.

It put a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach that never really let up during the course of the film. I mean that as a compliment.

I think it’s brilliant.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 9:29 PM

That said, I think lowered expectations is the best way to go, and I recommend not watching the trailer. Go in cold.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 9:30 PM

am not impressed…special effects can do wonders to the psychological imagination. Boo..who..

hawkman on October 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM

Maybe it’s just me, but when I see covers moving like that and pillows being thrown violently, I can’t help but think it’s bs.
Especially if it’s in a movie like that.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 9:35 PM

There are very few special effects in Paranormal Activity, and almost no apparent CGI whatsoever. The special effects that are used are well-earned and relatively subtle.

Oh, and stay away from Roger Ebert’s review! He gives away almost the entire plot, including the ending. It amazes me how often he does that.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 9:44 PM

Did you hear? Obama was awarded the Oscar for this movie.

Stevel on October 12, 2009 at 9:45 PM

agree good not great and I was psyched to see it, maybe too psyched

I did get up to go hurl halfway through due to too many previews combined with too many nchos, pretzels and churros pre screening combined with the shaky cam aspect…

still always good to see an original especially in horror and it cost 11k to film

reward originality! go see it!
and rent/buy the Trick R Treat dvd too!

ginaswo on October 12, 2009 at 9:45 PM

siobhan

agree drag me to hell was fab too
love Sam Raimi, he keeps signing on to do other movies when I want Evil Dead IV, lol

ginaswo on October 12, 2009 at 9:47 PM

Zombieland was amazing. My favorite horror film since Drag Me To Hell, which was also more funny than scary, although in a played-straight, campy way instead of knowingly sarcastic.

Siobhan on October 12, 2009 at 8:59 PM

If you ever want to get depressed, go and visit the IMDB message board for Drag Me To Hell. There you will find an avalanche of dumb, morally illiterate liberals whinging about how killing an innocent cat justifies eternal damnation.

It’s breathtaking to see such widespread imbecility and misplaced priorities, actually.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 9:48 PM

As for Drag Me To Hell, I appreciated the relentless ferocity of the story, but Raimi really lost me when I read an interview in which he declared that the heroine (a perfectly nice, decent girl trying to better herself) is the real villain of the film (because she’s “greedy”) and not the disgusting evil gypsy woman who places a curse on her that threatens her with eternal damnation.

Knowing that there is such a retarded lefty moral perspective built into the film’s foundation takes some of the wind out of its sails for me.

Also, it relied way too much on loud jump scares, which simply aren’t very scary.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Saw this last Friday at 12:01 am. The Wife couldn’t get to sleep after we got back home. She wanted to see this after seeing the trailer about two weeks ago. Glad to see it will be wide released. Was well worth seeing at the movies. But I’m a big horror movie fan. This wasn’t wasn’t wasn’t like Blair Witch. It is not any where near the shaky cam that BW was. BW makers wish they had this kind of footage.

Digger on October 12, 2009 at 9:57 PM

What’s kinda of funny to me is how Allah says it was good.
Allah, you’re an athiest, right? So, you shouldn’t believe any of that stuff.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 9:57 PM

It’s like the Paranormal Activity director took all the parts about Blair Witch Project that worked, and then added more payoffs. I know there will be a lot of people for whom this won’t work, but I think it’s a real gem.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 10:03 PM

athiest=atheist

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 10:06 PM

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 9:57 PM

Dude, why?

You don’t have to believe in any particular thing to accept the premise of a horror movie for 90 minutes. I don’t believe in zombies, but Night of the Living Dead is a great horror movie. So is the Dawn of the Dead remake.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 10:11 PM

tomas on October 12, 2009 at 8:33 PM

Did we see the same movie? Zombieland was freaking awesome.

Rightwingguy on October 12, 2009 at 10:12 PM

Stevel on October 12, 2009 at 9:45 PM

Right, for how good an actor he could be.

Rightwingguy on October 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

If the movie is supposed to be taken lightly, then fine, but if it’s this is all real kind of movie, then well, come on.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

Zombieland was a fun movie.

It starts out as a horror movie, goes into a buddy road trip movie, goes into a comedy, and finishes off with gun porn/action.

Each of the things it does, it does pretty well. But the film is very short and changes pace on a dime. It’s an interesting and well made movie.

I think it’s screen time was 85 minutes? It was perfect. I’m sick of movies wasting 3 hours of my life and not delivering.

jhffmn on October 12, 2009 at 9:10 PM

Ditto to all. The length was definately perfect and the special guest appearance was perfect. All of the scenes actually advanced the plot and did not seem to be in there because the director wanted it for artistic reasons.

cobrakai99 on October 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

cobrakai99 on October 12, 2009 at 10:13 PM

I defintely follow “the rules” now. Buckle up, check the backseat, and cardio, baby!

Rightwingguy on October 12, 2009 at 10:15 PM

As for Blair Witch; I saw it on a double date with a friend at a second run theater after about a month of hype and all four of us walked out of the theater wondering what everyone else was thinking.

cobrakai99 on October 12, 2009 at 10:16 PM

I defintely follow “the rules” now. Buckle up, check the backseat, and cardio, baby!

Rightwingguy on October 12, 2009 at 10:15 PM

enjoy the little things.

cobrakai99 on October 12, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Hello, I was sitting there with my brothers and we were bored out of our minds. Kill some zombies guys…long periods of meaningless drivel. Some funny, but way too long for such a short movie.

It made the movie seem much longer. The opening was classic.

tomas on October 12, 2009 at 10:21 PM

HA! I’ve heard it’s not half as scary as “Paralosi Activity”

Bulldogger on October 12, 2009 at 10:28 PM

Wow, I’m impressed…usually when traffic is slow you post something negative about Beck or Palin. ;)

kagai on October 12, 2009 at 10:29 PM

With that face, she should be the lead in Zombieland 2

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 10:29 PM

I love the movie, “Shawn of the Dead.” Is “Zombieland” comparable?

Special K on October 12, 2009 at 10:36 PM

“The sh*t sandwich that was ‘Blair Witch?’ I ought to take you out to the woodshed, Allah. ‘Blair Witch’ rocked. They made it for a song, they used ‘viral’ promotion to generate initial interest, and they positioned the film as a ‘lost’ documentary. Even if you take all the ‘Gen Y’ sleight of hand out of it, the movie flat-out worked. It proved once again that clever camera work, effective pacing, and the threat of forces unseen could be scarier than all the slasher pics combined.

Other than that, I HAVE NO STRONG OPINION… Good luck to ‘Paranormal Activity.’ Anything that takes me away from Unearned Nobels and ‘The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and his Legacy (narrated by Alec Baldwin no less) has my vote.

CaptFlood on October 12, 2009 at 10:38 PM

Paranormal Activity creeped me out more than any movie I’ve seen in the theater since The Ring (that jerky-walking Samara made my damn skin crawl). My wife and I checked it out last Friday in Atlanta, and we had a helluva time sleeping that night. Of course, it doesn’t help when we live in a house where pops and creaks occur fairly often.

I agree with some of the other posters – go in cold. Don’t read about it, don’t watch the trailers, just see the movie. Definitely worth the price of admission – we were both anxious throughout the majority of the film. The creepiness just doesn’t let up…

Lando Jones on October 12, 2009 at 10:44 PM

The Ring was creepy. If Paranormal activity is taken in the same way the Ring was, then that’s cool.
But…the Ring didn’t sell itself as being real.
Just sayin’.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 10:47 PM

Didn’t I just see this on Southpark?
cjk on October 12, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Yep. I didn’t see it until the very end, when my 15 year old came downstairs to tell us how hilarious it was.

Buy Danish on October 12, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Paranormal Activity isn’t seriously selling itself as real. It’s not trying to fool anyone into thinking it’s real, and it doesn’t rely on the audience believing it’s real to work.

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 10:49 PM

i dunno. blair witch was pretty good. turn off the lights, crank up the sound, watch ’til the end, and then go walking into the woods at night, allah. i dare you.

wryteacher on October 12, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Also, if anyone’s interested, there’s an interesting blog posting here that discusses the ending of Paranormal Activity as well as several alternative endings that were filmed and will most likely be on the eventual DVD.

I liked the film’s ending, but some of the alternatives are interesting and creepy, too.

LOTS OF SPOILERS THOUGH, so don’t click through unless you’ve seen the film already!

Kensington on October 12, 2009 at 10:57 PM

Whoa!

Mike D. on October 12, 2009 at 11:03 PM

I love the movie, “Shawn of the Dead.” Is “Zombieland” comparable?

Special K on October 12, 2009 at 10:36 PM

I saw ZOMBIELAND last night. As mentioned the opening credits were pretty cool. I was pretty entertained the whole time, and I HATE Woody Harrelson.

As to a comparison to SHAWN OF THE DEAD…I liked SHAWN a bit better, but then, it was the first of the zombie spoofs…and the Brits’ sense of humor is more to my taste. With that said…this one is worth seeing. Especially the “special guest”. Loved that!

tickleddragon on October 12, 2009 at 11:09 PM

Oh, and completely OT…mine was a double feature last night with WHIP IT. Rollergirls action…yay. ;)

tickleddragon on October 12, 2009 at 11:10 PM

We all win when Allah leaves the house twice a year.

I_C on October 12, 2009 at 11:22 PM

Im still wondering how zombieland could be a good movie judging by the name and by the trailer????

Neo-Chase on October 12, 2009 at 11:24 PM

“The sh*t sandwich that was ‘Blair Witch?’ I ought to take you out to the woodshed, Allah. ‘Blair Witch’ rocked.

And I was beginning to think I was the only one who actually liked the Blair Witch Project. Their online marketing was genius and the site “backstory” was fun. The movie played on the fear of the unseen just as effectively as any Hitchcock movie, I thought.

My 14-year-old son is begging to see “Zombieland”. We are generally pretty strict about R-rated movies before 17 in our house. Any thoughts as to its appropriateness for an 8th grader?

inmypajamas on October 12, 2009 at 11:36 PM

I think the interest in this film is rooted in the barebones aspect of the whole thing. Anything that can managed to scare people such as this one supposedly has, with not much more than some sounds, some cheapo effects and night vision, well, that’s a remarkable thing in today’s movie industry.

Just as you said, if one imagines this with the full-on M. Night treatment via Hollywood, I wouldn’t even bother.

I won’t get to see it on the big screen anyhow. Our town is too small for them to mess with us. And based on some spoiler info that I accidentally happened on, I won’t bother anyhow. I’m just kinda particular on my endings and this one looks like it might be on that irks me some. No more said on that for all those who don’t know anything about it.

Mad Mad Monica on October 13, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Saw Paranormal Activity today.

Not bad. Effective in its scares, for the reasons outlined by Allahpundit. Nary a single music cue is to be had, therefore, the tension always remains.

It leaves you wanting more, though. A fifth character that could potentially answer more about the evil presence, and what exactly it is, is telegraphed incessantly, but never appears.

Questions are left unanswered, and aside from the obvious fates spelled out, little is resolved.

Great scares on a small budget. The film knows what it is and stays true to the premise.

Just don’t bother investing in the characters.

Hawkins1701 on October 13, 2009 at 12:24 AM

@inmypajamas
Yeah, it’s been uber fashionable to trash BW because of the hype and success, since the beginning. I don’t think about hype in the theater, only the movie in front of me. BW was scary, original, done on a shoestring, and is one of those very rare movies where teenagers actually act like teenagers.

“No redneck is this creative.”

Oh, and Return Of The Living Dead is way funnier than Shawn Of The Dead. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, elitists!

Dongemaharu on October 13, 2009 at 2:25 AM

No thanks.

long_cat on October 13, 2009 at 2:44 AM

My brother tells me Zombieland was completely awesome, so I might have to swallow my loathing of Woody Harrelson long enough to go to it.

On a vaguely related topic, I’ve finally gotten around to playing Dead Space and it is scaring the piss out of me.

Cylor on October 13, 2009 at 3:12 AM

I don’t play many video games but Dead Space was really good.

Never seen either Shawn of the dead or Return.

B Man on October 13, 2009 at 3:57 AM

A crappy movie, then a Windows 7 thread. I hope Andy B. releases another movie soon, or a famous lefty dies so we have more than this to discuss.

Jeff from WI on October 13, 2009 at 4:58 AM

Pffft. That’s not near as scary as my mother-in-law.

boomer on October 13, 2009 at 7:59 AM

My 13-yr-old niece and her friend started crying and freaking out after seeing the trailer! So that’s the age group.

However, Blair Witch is the last horror movie I will see. Sure, sure, you laugh all the way through the movie. Then at about 3 a.m. you hear rocks clicking in the back yard…

PattyJ on October 13, 2009 at 10:07 AM

Zombieland looks good. This one? Unintentionally funny.

B Man on October 12, 2009 at 9:17 PM

It was really, but it depends on who you are I guess. Most people in the theater where I saw it, screamed at all the supposedly scary moments.

I don’t know. I believe in demons and maybe ghosts, but that doesn’t mean video that I know is fake of a door opening by itself will do anything for me.

The actors were good, and the movie itself was definitely above average, but it just wasn’t scary unless you could convince yourself it’s real. But with the horrible spliced editing, I just couldn’t do that.

For me anyway, the only scary part came in the last five seconds of the film. They just left too much to the imagination.

Esthier on October 13, 2009 at 11:23 AM