Katie (Featherston) and Micah (Sloat) are an otherwise boring, argumentative young couple--except when night comes around and bizarre otherworldly things start happening. A skeptical and ornery Micah sets up a camera to basically shut Katie up, and Katie's admission that this isn't the first supernatural episode in her lifetime doesn't help matters. While obviously inspired by "The Blair Witch Project," director Peli used his low budget (only $15,000), low special effects, and low gore to go higher on the scare factor. At times slow-moving, the "found" footage and the unknown leads more than make up for the pace. A clever online marketing campaign got the flick off college campuses and into mainstream theaters and probable cult classic status.
Comparing a movie to the incredibly divisive The Blair Witch Project will often earn a critic derisive snorts. And yet it's impossible to ignore the comparison when talking about the highly buzzed Paranormal Activity. Ten years since Blair Witch, here comes another independently made, super-cheap, handheld camera film ...Read More