Paranormal Activity Reviews

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January 10, 2010
I'd rank being stuck in a big quiet house at night as one of life's most easily unnerving experiences, and this movie capitalizes on it.
January 10, 2010
... a fairly satisfying piece of filmmaking and an overhyped piece of cult marketing.
December 16, 2009
Authentically unnerving, exploiting basic fears with flashes of real brilliance and creating something that lingers long in the memory -- and definitely will come back to haunt you in the dark of night.
December 15, 2009
The climax is deliciously scary, and Peli gets considerable mileage from the simple matter of lights inexplicably going on in another room.
December 15, 2009
It illustrates one of my favorite points, that silence and waiting can be more entertaining than frantic fast-cutting and berserk f/x. For extended periods here, nothing at all is happening, and believe me, you won't be bored.
December 15, 2009
It's not the scariest movie I have ever seen, but it's probably the most efficient and insidious. The noises in my house never seemed so loud or inexplicable as they do after seeing this. It's a great scary treat and the filmmakers should be rewarded wi
December 4, 2009
Paranormal Activity is a remarkable achievement, but ultimately it's just not scary enough to be considered a horror classic.
December 4, 2009
Peli's film revives the honourable tradition of chills-by-suggestion, whereby what we don't see is far scarier than what we do.
December 3, 2009
Sem sentir necessidade de bombardear a platéia com efeitos visuais e sonoros o tempo inteiro, investe no silêncio e na sutileza para contar sua historinha simples, trocando os sustos corriqueiros por um constante e palpável estado de absoluta tensão.
December 3, 2009
From the changing relationship dynamics to the various reveals, this is a maestro fright flick at its shocking best. And if you're after a film that goes bump in the night, this is the one for you.
December 2, 2009
The young couple's (and our) exposure to the demonic forces at play in suburban San Diego is entirely believable and chillingly unforgettable.
December 2, 2009
A suitably suspenseful homemade haunted house creep show made on a low budget that is also a patience tester in need of a fast forward button.
December 1, 2009
If you know what's coming, it might just kill the effect. That said, going in blind will almost guarantee a genuinely chilling horror movie experience that should be seen at the cinema.
December 1, 2009
If you've spent any amount of time bemoaning the current state of horror films, slagging off Platinum Dunes remakes and mocking the CGI-and-tits tosh that passes for cineplex terror these days, you owe it to yourself to go and see this film.
November 30, 2009
One of the rare films that actually lives up to, and is deserving of, its considerable hype.
November 27, 2009
Its been called the scariest movie of all time. It's certainly not far off. Simple. Effective. Terrifying.
November 27, 2009
If Paranormal Activity is not quite as scary as the publicity would have us believe, it is at least witty, thought-provoking and -in a woozy, stark sort of way - beautiful.
November 27, 2009
An Amityville for the YouTube age: potent, primal and genuinely frightening.
November 27, 2009
It's this feeling of vulnerability that Peli's slow-burning supernatural chiller so effectively exploits, fashioning heart-stopping scares out of almost nothing.
November 27, 2009
Not since David Lynch's Lost Highway has a movie manipulated so skilfully the disturbing power of black screen space and the potential horror hidden within.
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