Paranormal Activity

Sunday, October 25, 2009

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I woke up at 1 am and couldn’t go back to sleep. Seeing the light in the living room, I decided to get up & watch tv, knowing that my brother is still awake. (I don’t know why I like watching tv in the living room even if I have my own tv in my room :p)

I was watching NGC Apocalypse: The Second World War (good doc

umentary, by the way, with actual declassified footage), when my brother said he’ll watch Paranormal Activity.

Having heard the buzz about the new “mockumentary” sweeping the US, similar to the buzz created by The Blair Witch Project 10 years ago (gosh, has it been that long?!), I told him I wanted to watch it, too.

If you know me well, you’d know that I’m afraid of the dark and things that go bump in the night, but I love watching horror movies. I’ve been known to watch scary movies and sleeping with the lights on for months after watching it. Sidenote: when I was in 2nd grade, we watched Fear No Eviland couldn’t sleep without my mom beside me for months.

And I’ve digressed.. ^_^

So, at 3am (witching hour?) my brother and I was watching Paranormal Activity, Friday’s #1 movie in America.

It’s about a young couple who are haunted by a supernatural entity in their home at night and how they document the paranormal activity with their handheld camera. I thought the film was well made. And unlike Blair Witch Project, the actors were likable and very natural. It also didn’t make me dizzy watching it.

I think what makes it scary is the anticipation. You just know that something’s going to happen. Well that’s what happened to me anyway. I scared myself waiting for the next thing to happen. :p

If you’re the type who likes horror films that scare you nonstop from start to finish, this movie isn’t for you. It kinda starts slowly, nothing significant happens until about 40 minutes into the film. But the buildup tot he denouement is great.

While I was searching on Wiki, I found out that there are several alternative endings to the movie. My brother and I watched the original version, which was creepy. Reading the ending of the version being shown in cinemas however, I think I like the ending of the theatrical release better.

I have to watch it. Even if I know it will scare me more.

Go watch the movie, it’s just in time for Halloween.

It’s scary, but don’t take my word for it. I’m a coward, remember? ;)