Critic Review - fantastiqueZINE

Paranormal Activity boasts some scary moments, sure, but the movie cannot live up to its own hype . . .

December 15, 2009 | Comments (3)



Ryan Gobbe

To detract from a film's score because of it's advertising campaign, as O'Ehley does, seems to be one of the elementary mistakes of even the most amateurish critic. The product is the product, but to take marks away because the film's posters/TV spots are innacurate is like marking down the Beach Boys "Pet Sounds" because there's no... well.. pet sounds on the album.

O'Ehley admits the film has it's scares, but seems to begrudge the film's publicity - a bizzare stance for a professional reviewer to take.

Dec 22 - 06:25 PM

Leisure M.

Leisure Muffin

I agree thoroughly with the previous comment. To watch the movie with lofty expectations due to word of mouth hype is a disservice to yourself. Judge the film based on it's own merit. If you never heard of this film before, and went to see it, I would be willing to bet that you would be raving about it.

Dec 28 - 04:28 AM


Shannon Derrick

While that may be true, were the producers not successful in attracting viewers? It was a smart move on their part and it was quite creative, even the doubters/skeptics were obliged to see it just to prove if it really was one of the scariest films ever. Despite the viewers intentions the movie still benefited financially

Aug 24 - 08:51 PM

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