Horror MovieWatch: “Paranormal Activity”
Midway through September, and the real movie season is finally upon us. Smack dab between the huge, multi-million dollar blockbusters of the summer and the brainy, mostly-Holocaust-related Oscar bait of early winter is the month/month-and-a-half of Halloween-adjacent horror movies being released. Sure, there’s going to be plenty that are completely atrocious – I’m looking at you, Sorority Row – but there’s at least one out there that’s going to get my 12 bucks. Paranormal Activity:
It’s probably best I offer up this caveat to all who are skeptical of my movie opinions: I completely loved The Blair Witch Project. And while Paranormal Activity looks like it has a bit better acting and an actual story element instead of just “we can’t get out of these goddamn woods!”, the two seem to be similar beasts. Here’s your plot summary from the website:
After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban starter tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.
In any case, I’m seeing this sucker opening night. If it sucks, I’ll make sure to alert you as soon as humanly possible. If it’s great, well, you might never hear from me again because I’ll be too busy losing my mind and shaking in a corner somewhere.
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About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.