Paranormal Activity Reviews

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October 15, 2009
The sizzle of the marketing is impressive; the steak of the actual movie, served bloody and rare and juicy, is even more so.
October 12, 2009
The people most scared by Paranormal Activity may be the makers of high-priced special effects, who will have to explain to studio bosses how a kid with $15,000 and one or two cameras can create such effective terror.
October 12, 2009
I say see it, before the inevitable overhyping begins, along with the inevitable backlash.
October 12, 2009
In the light of day, it's all very silly and conventional. But of course we're not talking about the light of day.
October 9, 2009
Now that's horror.
October 9, 2009
Some wild moments make it all worth it.
October 9, 2009
It works best when it comes out of nowhere, because that's, in the end, where it goes.
October 9, 2009
A few people in the audience were laughing during the first half of the film. No one was laughing during the long walk out of the theater.
October 9, 2009
This unsettling ultra-low-budget tale capitalizes on our innate fear of things that go bump in the night, and adds a supernatural element that will effectively terrorize even the toughest among us.
October 8, 2009
After the disturbing experience of squirming through this astonishing movie, you'll be wide awake with lights blazing and may never want to sleep again.
October 8, 2009
At best, Paranormal Activity makes the banal and commonplace deeply unsettling.
October 2, 2009
Peli works at mining the unknown, the unknowable, like a minimalist, using small moments and virtually no special effects exceedingly well.
October 1, 2009
With a $15,000 budget too puny to empty a petty-cash drawer, the no-frills Paranormal Activity comes packed with thrills.
September 30, 2009
With its this-is-really-happening vibe, Paranormal Activity scrapes away 30 years of encrusted nightmare clichés. The fear is real, all right, because the fear is really in you.
September 25, 2009
his is a tale of the supernatural, but its strength is that it is rooted in the ordinary. That's what makes it creepy.
September 24, 2009
The banality of the couple's day-to-day existence when they're not hearing unwelcome guests enhances the sense of realism, but it can be awfully trying for viewers who just want to get to the good stuff already.
January 22, 2008
Horror fans who value credible creepiness over the usual splatdom will welcome this.
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