Friday, October 23, 2009

Paranormal Activity: Yeah, this looks fun

Paranormal Activity cost $15,000 to make and collected $20 million last weekend alone. If it grosses $60 million (which it will) it becomes the most profitable movie (percentage-wise) in history, passing up The Blair Witch Project. Fascinating stuff. Am I seeing it? Let's see:

Remember What Lies Beneath? It rocked me to my core after I saw it. Harrison Ford, a villain? No way. No way. NOOOOOOOO!!! NO, HARRISON!!!! FIRST CALISTA FLOCKHART, NOW THIS?

I had nightmares about Malificent, the villain in Sleeping Beauty, until I was 23.

When asked if I'd like to see a horror movie these days, I find the nearest floor or ground surface (there's usually one pretty close), lay down, assume the fetal position and rock bank and forth/hum loudly until the question is either retracted or the person leaves the room.

So no, I will not be viewing Paranormal Activity. Let me know how it goes for you.


  1. My Review: They do a good job of making you think this is real for the first 30 seconds. Then, after you realize this guy is either doing a documentary on his entire life or this acting is just that bad, you find yourself asking when is the scary shit coming? After what seemed like an hour of set up time, the scary stuff starts. I'm going to skip the rest b/c I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but I will finish with this:

    This is one jumpy movie. A shit ton of complete silence that leaves you on the edge of your seat (or curled up in a ball - depends on how gay you are) while you wait for some shit to jump out at you.

    If you don't like scary movies don't see this. You won't be able to be home alone for at least 3 weeks.

    All in all - decent flick and a phenomenal idea.

  2. I keep hearing testimonials that go something like this:

    "I went into the movie not expecting to be scared. Since I left the theater it's been 3 days, I've gotten 9 total hours of sleep and when I wake up my bed sheets are covered in my own fecal matter."

    Good times at the movies!