I really dislike this film. What can I say about it? I'm mainly annoyed that people compare this tripe to the Blair Witch Project. I think audiences nowadays want stupid obvious scares that jump out with lame scare chords and spooky dead-people faces with an escalating soundtrack. I'm sorry, but that doesn't work any more. I think anyone who understands the horror genre will dislike Paranormal Activity. The movie accentuates the utterly pointless scenes and overplays the horror element with ridiculous /x/ style novice creepypasta elements. The scene where the Ouija board sets on fire, for example. How many things are just ridiculous with this scene? I couldn't resist yelling at the TV when the fucking thing combusted in to flames. Remember The Blair Witch Project? The horror was in the subtle psychological torments of the characters. The fact that we never see the antagonist makes it scary. Paranormal Activity messed this up in spades. Technically we don't see the bad guy, but an invisible demon who wanders around the house smashing shit? Not scary in the slightest. If you're under the age of 13 and have never seen a horror movie, go and watch Paranormal Activity. You'll probably enjoy it. If you want an actual horror movie you're probably better off watching Lake Mungo.
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