Escape to the Movies: Paranormal Activity

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Paranormal Activity

MovieBob takes on the phenomenon that is Paranormal Activity.

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These reviews are quickly becoming my favorite part of the escapist. Good job.\

I might go see this.

BTW, I'm American and I think Saw stinks.

Sounds like a fun film to watch.

By the way, have you ever watched Diary of the Dead?

EDIT: You're right about Saw.

That intro = Win.
The review itself was informative, as always.

I had my doubts about PA, but you have convinced me otherwise.

How unexpected, I just keep hearing on how much it sucks.
Well that was a good review then, keep it up!

Dark Templar:

BTW, I'm American and I think Saw stinks.

Welcome to the club.

Dont plan on seeing it (too young :P) but i did like Blair Witch, so it sounds hopeful...

I saw this a few nights ago and I haven't been able to sleep since. Not going to dress this up: it was fucking scary.

That Boo in the intro actually scared me.

And I agree, Saw is bad and must stop.

Spooney did say this movie was really good he also likes the Blaire witch project as well

Alright great review.

Personally I saw it before the hype train got too big and I enjoyed myself. I'm surprised he didn't tell you that there are some genuinely funny parts at the beginning of the movie both unintentional since the some girls at the front of the theater I was at kept screaming at every little movement (I mean like the door swaying back and forth) and some intentional ones that are made probably to make you care about the couple more.

xxhazyshadowsxx:
That intro = Win.
The review itself was informative, as always.

I had my doubts about PA, but you have convinced me otherwise.

Anything with Bob MovieChipmonkHouse is win, his authourative and clinical tone coupled with his measured approach to talking showing us that he means business. I like it alot, he's like Liam Neeson if he was your cool uncle.

Now I didn't even know this film existed, but now I'm excited to see it!. Totally agree on the shaky hand cam approach to film making, while I love Cloverfield it ends up giving me a headache because I don't know what to focus.

I might actually see this bob. Thanks for the review!

Hype eh? Have not actually even heard of this film, up until now. Looks like the kind of film that will be getting a more limited release in these parts. Sadly, looks like I'll be filing this under "films I won't be able to find anybody to go and see it with". I've already done going to the cinema by myself, which feels a little sad and lonely.

But hey, a "documentary style" film (I'm not sure what the exact name is for this sort of thing, avoiding using the term "shakycam" here) where stuff actually happens? Sounds good to me.

After watching these reviews I've realized that I have never agreed with you

and btw I'm an American and I LIKE Saw, then I kind of wonder if you people have actually watched Saw before

I've been on the fence about seeing this movie. Mainly because I get motion sick when people can't hold a camera steady and they are swinging around. Knowing know that they actually use a freaking tripod, I will probably go see it...

Oh, and sorry Movie Bob, I still plan on seeing Saw 6... Yeah I know they are not the best, but I have this twisted side of me that loves seeing people get killed for their past bad or evil deeds, or for just flat out being too stupid... It's like watching Karma come and bite people in the ass...

Good review.
Christ I'm so fucking sick of Saw. It was never scary it will never be scary.
Lets have some real horror movies come out.

animahaynes:
and btw I'm an American and I LIKE Saw, then I kind of wonder if you people have actually watched Saw before

Yes I have and I found it bloody idiotic. (no pun intended)

Monshroud:

Oh, and sorry Movie Bob, I still plan on seeing Saw 6... Yeah I know they are not the best, but I have this twisted side of me that loves seeing people get killed for their past bad or evil deeds, or for just flat out being too stupid... It's like watching Karma come and bite people in the ass...

You should be ashamed of yourself.

I'm not the type who likes horror movies, but I will applaud them for trying this.

Oh my as if you seen this film. I so want to seee it, reason it sucks to live in the UK.Like i have said in every comment related to Bob's videos. Bob is always right. Always.

animahaynes:
After watching these reviews I've realized that I have never agreed with you

and btw I'm an American and I LIKE Saw, then I kind of wonder if you people have actually watched Saw before

I have seen all the Saw movies. After the first one they just turned into torture porn. Yes, the first one has merit, but the only compelling reason to watch the rest is to see what bizarre ways people will be dismembered. When violence became Saw's selling point, the franchise just lost focus.

MowDownJoe:

Monshroud:

Oh, and sorry Movie Bob, I still plan on seeing Saw 6... Yeah I know they are not the best, but I have this twisted side of me that loves seeing people get killed for their past bad or evil deeds, or for just flat out being too stupid... It's like watching Karma come and bite people in the ass...

You should be ashamed of yourself.

I'm not the type who likes horror movies, but I will applaud them for trying this.

I think either this year or next year the Saw series will probably come to an end in theatres. Not to say they won't do more, but it will probably be more of a direct to DVD thing. I just don't see how they can keep this story moving along without 'Jigsaw'. I mean the 5th one had some neat concepts, but without Tobin Bell as a main aspect of the sequels they don't feel the same...

Nice review, and its good to know at least 1 movie can pull off the pretend documentation stuff without looking crap. But I'm not going to see it. Primarily because I dislike all horror movies and don't enjoy watching them.

Proteus214:
I saw this a few nights ago and I haven't been able to sleep since. Not going to dress this up: it was fucking scary.

Ok I better not see it then, I turned the lights on just for this review, I am such a whimp.
Loved the boo though.

I watched this movie last night and i did not sleep at all! Great review Bob, hopefully now Hollywood will realize that copious amounts of gore does not equal a scary movie.

Meh, I saw the movie and appreciate Bob's critique more than I enjoyed the movie.. This flick could have been a sci-fi(Sorry syfy) movie or a special episode of "Ghost Hunters". Bottom line is that it was boring

The problem is that these movies try to not be movies and ultimately end up shooting themselves in the foot.

Problem is, the theatre companies here are extreme douches who only show the mainstreams stuff, even when it is BS (they kept Transformers 2 on for 3 months) and, as I have stated before, being in a francophone community means that they show them only in french D:<

Despite the glowing reviews, I still hate this and wont see it.

Yeah it's blind hate, but at least I acknowledge it.

Dark Templar:
These reviews are quickly becoming my favorite part of the escapist. Good job.\

I might go see this.

BTW, I'm American and I think Saw stinks.

Pretty much my thoughts, except:

Has been one of my favorite clips on The Escapist since they started running weekly - keep up the good work!

I saw Drag Me To Hell because of your recommendation and wasn't disappointed (same with District 9!) so I guess I'm going to see this now - wasn't expecting it to actually be good.

I'm also America, and I simply don't give a flying fuck about Saw. I saw the first one in a cut-rate theater and while it made me cringe once in a while, I just couldn't get past the hokey acting. Considering how flacid Snow White was, I don't plan on patronizing the seven dwarves (they're up to saw six, I'm sure they'll make it to eight)

Armored Prayer:
That Boo in the intro actually scared me.

And I agree, Saw is bad and must stop.

agree and agree. The bloody freaking Boo was just like AUGH!

Saw must stop and i want to see this movie it looks...good?

Well, the bubble has gotta be burst. There is no way this will outperform Saw at the Box-office. That is wishful thinking at its most egregious. Kinda like that one guy a little while ago who said that if his game out sold Madden 10 he would give his game away for free. Wishful thinking...

Anyway, I'll probably go see this, but only when it hits the cheap theaters so I'll only be adding $2.00 to the total box-office receipts either slightly before or just after it's released on DVD.

I may just have to see this one.

Right on spot with Saw too btw, I thought it got bland after part 3.

This is one of the few movies I'm actually pondering about seeing.

G.I.Joe/Surrogates/District 9/Zombieland/Inglorious Bastards I loved and would have seen anyway.

Megan's Body, or whatever that trash was, can rot.

Paranormal Activity though...I just don't know. I like my horror visceral nihlisitic and Most Haunted has almost put me off cam-corder films for life.

Perhaps...

Cirque De Freak next time?

Armored Prayer:
That Boo in the intro actually scared me.

And I agree, Saw is bad and must stop.

XD thank goodness im not the only one

what the hell is going on.
the past 5 movie Reviewes where all recommended

Eh, I'm not a horror fan.

To me all horror amounts to is trying to make the audience flinch and scream pathetically at something. A horror movie is GOOD if it does be overt but doesn't lack. Its all about the balance, which is what Saw and Final Destination get oh so wrong. It also is good if it can get into your head, which is what this movie did. Though I'm not a horror fa, I am that much more nervous of those odd bumps and creaks in my house.

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