This movie goes for the Nothing Is Scarier
approach, but fails completely with a couple of characters stupider than the ones in The Strangers
(and that's saying something), especially Micah, who might be the biggest moron in the history of morons, who basically DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS GIRLFRIEND'S WELLBEING and only wants to tape something cool, so he provokes the demon in every. Single. Way.
Dude, fuck off, will you? And this technique is used to keep the movie going, despite being noticeable and stupid. And after seeing Paranormal Activity 2 I am also annoyed at the fact that all the bad things happening are the men's fault
. Why couldn't ANYTHING be the fault of one of the ladies? (Though to be fair, Katie's just as stupid and as fault as her dumbass boyfriend). So, no, I wouldn't recommend the movies to anyone with taste or any modicum of intelligence. But hey, if you want to see Incredible Dull-Ability, go ahead. It's your funeral.
Paranormal Activity: 3/10.
Paranormal Activity 2: 2/10.