Excerpt: It’s 1988. Katie and Kristie are still kids and live with their parents Dennis and Julie in a suburban home, seemingly with no worries what so ever. When a couple of strange incidents happen, Dennis decides to put up some cameras in the house to find out what exactly is going on.
Excerpt: A few years ago history was made when “Paranormal Activity” made its debut to the tune of over $100 million at the box office. The film was made on a shoestring budget and no doubt Paramount (the distributor) was happy when the numbers started to roll in.
Excerpt: The Movie I don't jump on trends, and I'm a little skeptical of sequels. And yet Paranormal Activity 3 is one of the scariest movies I've seen in a long time. We start abruptly, without so much as a glimpse of the standard Paramountain that reminds us "It's only a movie.
Conclusion: That it follows two similar movies prevents Paranormal Activity 3 from the kind of attention and acclaim it'd get as a standalone film. But the franchise has remained surprisingly impervious to the quality declines most horror series experience.
Summary: Enormous, creepy fun. The extras are very thin on the ground, though, so we could well be looking at a double-dip in the not-too-distant future. Whatever. Pop the disc in, turn out the lights, crank the sound, and watch first-time viewers cry for their parents.
Conclusion: Yes, Paranormal Activity 3 does have some very effective scares and a few scenes are creepy to the extreme, but that doesn’t save the film from having boring adult characters. Why should I have been made to care about these grown ups?
Conclusion: Paranormal Activity 3 might shed some more light on the running story, but it still favors the same dark nighttime static shots that define the series. Kudos for advancing a real plot in a Horror franchise, but thumbs down to a lack of stylistic vision.
Excerpt: It’s the day after Halloween, and the only fitting way to celebrate its passing is to spend a few hours in a theater watching whatever horror happens to be on screen. This time, I sent a special prayer up to the cinema gods thanking them for the end of Saw, because Paranormal Activity is a franchise...