PARANORMAL 3 ACTIVITY

PARANORMAL 3 ACTIVITY-United States-83 Mins. 2011

Chloe Csengery and Jessica Tyler Brown as Katie and Kristi

Also starring Christopher Nicholas Smith, Lauren Bittner and Katie Featherston

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

Written by Christopher Landon and Oren Peli (characters)

Remember how I said that although people still get scared at horror movies, but they just don’t get scared as a collective whole? Yeah, well, you can throw that sh*t right out the window. That is, at least in the case of Paranormal Activity 3. The theatre was packed tonight when I went to see it and I could swear that there were several moments that people were going to end up in each other’s laps. Is the film good? I believe it is. I enjoyed the first two films and was a little weary that there would be a third. Without giving anything away I can safely tell you that Paranormal Activity 3 not only answers a lot of questions; it also opens up the door for a possible fourth film in the series. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends entirely on your point of view. The film once again uses the ‘found footage’ technique of telling the story and this time takes us back to when Katie was a child and when it all began and that is all I am going to say about it.

If you measure how good a horror film is by audience reaction then I would have to say that Paranormal Activity 3 is a masterpiece. It’s probably not; I’ll eventually buy the film and watch it alone, and the scenes that made everyone jump out of their skins will not seem that scary anymore. Then again, it could turn out to be like the first film and be even more frightening within the confines of home (not so) sweet home.

TRIVIA

Towards the beginning of the film, Julie takes a picture of young Kristi standing in the driveway shortly before a group picture is taken. The photo being taken appears in bothParanormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2 as an indication that the demon has started haunting them.

Mark Fredrichs previous played the Psychic in the first Paranormal Activity, which took place nearly two decades after the events in this film.

As with Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2, Paramount Studios once again utilized paranormal investigator/researcher, Christopher Chacon, who is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on paranormal phenomena, to internationally promote and publicize this third installment. Chacon also works in the entertainment industry as a writer, director and producer.

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About Written in Blood

I was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 4, 1962. I guess that makes me old, but I certainly don't feel that way. I still play video games and listen to rock and roll music. I love movies, especially horror films. I have a beautiful wife who is my all time best friend. She supports me in everything I do. More importantly, she calls me out on my bullshit. This blog is dedicated to her for everything she's done for me.

Posted on 10/22/2011, in 2010's Horror Films, 3 Blood Drop Ratings, Movies and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. interesting movie, i have watched the previous movies of paranormal activity, but it only scared me a bit, i hope this one scares the hell a lot of me, :-)
    by the way, what movie would recommend, that will scare me, and scream like a little girl

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    • Paranormal Activity 3 is a good one for screaming like a little girl. There were 6 kids ages 17-20 in the seats in front of me and I thought they were gonna jump outta their skins a few times.

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