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This is one scary movie I will not forget
"Paranormal Activity" is by far, the scariest film I've ever freaking seen in my life. To explain what this film is about, it's essentially about a couple, Micah and Katie, that move into a suburban home. However, they are disturbed by an eerily demonic presence that haunts them late at night, when they try to sleep. Therefore, Micah decides to set up a camera inside their bedroom, to monitor the paranormal activity. However, what they find as they try to investigate this, eventually leads to one truly frightening experience. The images, in this movie, will haunt you long after it's over, as this movie guarantees nightmares. I remember when I first saw this film, I didn't know what to expect. However, after I saw it, I couldn't sleep well for days. Indeed, this was the first time, since I was about eight years old, that a film gave me nightmares. Feeling like a scared child again as the disturbing images, kept me up many nights. The cinematography is fairly simplistic, yet it gives the film added authenticity and realism. "Paranormal Activity" is one truly disturbing film.
The cinematography for the movie was shot in the same style of "The Blair Witch Project." Although unlike "The Blair Witch Project", where it doesn't necessarily show you the disturbing images that frighten the campers; leaving it up to the viewers interpretation to make the film scary. "Paranormal Activity" shows the viewer exactly whats haunting our young couple that makes it even more frightening as it seems almost too realistic, at times. Displaying various frightening images that leave little to the imagination, as it will creep out all those bold enough to see it.
As the images start off harmless and innocent as one could easily use logic to explain them. However, the images gradually grow to become more and more disturbing. As the images become more disturbing, the audience can't help but feel frightened.
I remember watching various films in the past like "The Exorcist" and "Ringu", that left chills down my spine when I watched them. However, I was always able to easily get them out of my mind after watching a few comedies, to calm down. Yet with this film, that was clearly not the case. As I tried to sleep that very night, I saw it. I kept waking up with various nightmares from this movie. Unable to sleep for days as I tried hard to convince myself what I saw wasn't real, but the way movie was shot, makes it hard to believe it wasn't. Never before since I was a child, that I ever felt this way about any movie until now. As "Paranormal Activity" will leave a lasting imprint on your psyche.
Indeed, "Paranormal Activity" is by far the scariest film I've ever seen. Displaying images that will haunt you long after its over. Do not watch this film alone as it will haunt and terrify all those that see it. By far, the most disturbing horror film ever made.