Directed By: Oren Peli
Starring: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat

What It’s About:
The story revolves around Katie and Micah who are experiencing paranormal events in their home. This activity has been following Katie for most of her life. Filmed as a documentary, Micah places a video camera in their bedroom as they sleep at night in an attempt to find out exactly what is happening.

The Verdict:
It’s the things you don’t see, the suggestive terror that lurks in the house that makes Paranormal Activity a scary movie. Unlike similar style horror films like The Blair Witch Project or Quarantine, Paranormal Activity sucks you into Micah and Katie’s world, and have yourself thinking “is this real?”. Believable situations that never seem over the top along with honest characters are the reason why this movie works so well. The ending is a little of a let down and manages to slash away the terror, but all in all one of the better horror films of 2009.

3/5

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