'Paranormal Activity' Review By WiseGuy

Paranormal Activity is extra-ordinary.
  • OVERALL
    5.0
    SUPERB
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Directing
  • Visuals
Having only reached limited theaters, I was hoping but not expecting to see this film anytime soon. Yesterday, I had no plans and nothing to do. So, I was said to myself "I should go to the movies". I have heard about Paranormal Activity before and after hearing that it is one of the scariest movies of all time, and that pretty much all the reviews were positive, I searched theaters for the film. And luckily, the film was playing in the theaters near me. While my friends were not around, I showed my dad the trailer for the film and my brother even though he was freaked out by the trailer wanted to join. So fortunately and unexpectedly I had the chance to see this masterful horror film which everyone should see for themselves.

While hearing about the film and seeing the trailer, I did not know if the movie was real or based on true events. After viewing the film, I did not know what to think, Is it real or is it fake? Well, when I got to my house and searched online I found out that it was not real. But man let me tell you, I was truly convinced because Oren Peli and Micah and Katie did such a fantastic job and couldn't of made this movie any better. Paranormal Activity is another one of those shaky camera movies, being compared to that of Blair Witch Project, and Cloverfield. The same format as those two films but even better. The story to the film is very simple and is probably something that you heard before. Micah and Kate are a couple who have been together for three years or so and Kate has been saying that weird stuff is happening in the house and to her. She feels that either she is being haunted or the house if haunted. We learn from the beginning of the film that Kate has been haunted her whole life since she was 8. And the haunting is apparently coming back. She reveals this to a psychic even though not telling Micah the time they've been together. The psychic informs the couple that they are being plagued by a demon. (Man speaking about this movie makes me freaked out) Anyways, Micah sets up a camera in their bedroom. The movie is presented through the camera set up by the couple to capture the paranormal activity. These moments during the night are where you will find the most suspense and intense scenes not knowing what will happen as the two are unresponsive.

Micah and Kate do such a tremendous job as the couple because the chemistry between the two feel so real. They couldn't of done a better job. The fantastic performances these two young actors put on are one of the reasons why this films feels so real. I don't know how they do it. But perhaps the most important element to the film's success is the performance put on by Kate. From the very start, she has this charm to her, and she is extremely nice and cute. Towards the end, Kate has been transformed to a nervous and utter mess. The ability for such an actress to create such a believable and emotional character is remarkable and without her the film would not be as successful and extraordinary as it is.

Now, I am not going to give away any examples of what happens during the film because that will be a waste of time for you. And me. See the movie for yourself and be horrifyingly shocked. This movie has some of the most frightening scenes and images you'll ever see on film. You will be rattled and shaken at the films end. Honestly, not many movies have me on the edge of my seat, or have me being as tense and uptight as Paranormal Activity has. The Exorcist is the only film in my mind that comes close to competing with this truly terrifying and horrific masterpiece. So in the end, Paranormal Activity succeeds in its originality to be the best horror film of the decade. Heck, I'll go with the best horror film ever made.

I almost forgot to mention, Being as terrifying as it is, Peli also throws in some humor in the mix and it works perfectly.

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Comments (14)

  1. Damonomad

    Superman Empire,

    you are a f*cking moron. its a movie. all movies are fake you f*cking idiot wtf are you talking about. its entertainment. it either grasps your attention or not. so stop crying you bitch.

    4 years agoby @damonomadFlag

  2. Monkeyiron

    YOU MUST BE A SCARY ASS BITCH CUZ THIS MOVIE WAS NOT SCARY IT WAS OVER HYPED. IT WAS TOO REPETITIVE, EVERY NIGHT ALL YOU HERE IS FOOT STEPS ON THE STAIRS AND THEN SUDDENLY KATE GETS PULLED OUT OF THE BED.....WHACK ASS MOVIE

    5 years agoby @monkeyironFlag

  3. SupermanEmpire

    OK upon further review, please see MY review of this over-blown, over-hyped, steaming pile of.........................................................................................................................Dogsh*t!

    5 years agoby @supermanempireFlag

  4. WiseGuy

    Oh damn dude I thought you were just an ass. I mean I never talked to you before so I didnt know if you were serious or just fooling around. lol

    5 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  5. SupermanEmpire

    "Heck,I'll go with the best horror film ever made"..........HAHAHAHA you Paranormal Activity whor*. BTW take it easy man, its all in good fun...its cool that you are so excited for this one, do I think its "best" good, no...but your excitement has me interested.

    5 years agoby @supermanempireFlag

  6. WiseGuy

    Dude what the f*ck? Did you even see the f*cking movie, I mean that part when that guy got thrown at the camera of course that was fake. That was when I realized that this movie never happened. Im not an idiot. Ive seen many many films. I mean maybe this movie wont scare you and it wont scare some other *ssholes but whatever I dont give a sh*t about your opinion or if your not scared by this movie.
    I honestly found it to be real, of course, up to that part. And I found this movie to be f*cking scary so shut the f*ck up and get a life. So all in all see the f*cking movie and then we can have a REAL conversation about it.

    5 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  7. SupermanEmpire

    Come on "wise"guy...real? are you f*cking kidding me...in the trailer the guy comes flying at the camera like he was thrown by the f*cking Hulk...give me a break. You want to see some fake sh*t that looks remotely real, and damn scary...keyword "pantry ghost" on YouTube, if you want to see the "real" deal then watch Ghost Hunters. EVPs, a door opening/closing by itself, thermal images that are shapped like people, thats believable. F*cking sheets puffing up like someones spraying canned air, not so much. Look I'm not saying this film doesn't have the potencial to be scary, I think it may be...but to say it nearly convinced you it was reality, thats trumping it up a bit much. To be a whor* for the film makers, they have enough whor*s in marketing. Thats all im gonna say on that one.

    5 years agoby @supermanempireFlag

  8. Null and Void.

    Good review.

    5 years agoby @soylentgreenFlag

  9. WiseGuy

    Thanks dude.

    5 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  10. Rlt9009

    Great review WiseGuy.

    5 years agoby @rlt9009Flag

  11. WiseGuy

    It is worth it.

    5 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  12. Twisted Smile

    Great review man. This sounds worth it.

    5 years agoby @twistedsmileFlag