Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman direct and Oren Peli and Christopher B Landon write for us the latest prequel in the Paranormal Activity franchise. And all I got to say is this is definitely the best of all three. The frights are more intense, the jumps higher, and the added bit of humor here and there catch you off guard and make for a really intense 90 minute tightening of the abs, wringing of the hands and clenching of the buttocks.
Here’s how it all goes down.. We get a brief return of adult Katie and Christie. Katie leaves a box of videos from their Grandmother. From that we, the peeping toms of their horrificly haunted lives, get is to find some answers(via found footage), as to what is terrorizing them and the answers are not what I expected.
I think it would be impossible to watch Paranormal Activity Three without falling prey to the jumps and starts. The two young girls in the film are excellent at portraying people who are mystified, curious, and terrified by what is happening to them.
Christopher Smith who plays the live in boyfriend of the girl’s mother, played by Lauren Bittner, does an excellent job of assisting to build the tension by being the videographer of the household. A wedding video producer by trade, he along with everyone else, gets more than what he expects when trying to capture a ghost on film in a little house in Santa Rosa Ca.
As I said, this is Activity the best of all three. The first two paranormal activity movies I watched alone, in the bottom of my house at two in the morning. I should mention that on both occasions, my wife snuck up and scared the crap out of me. (If I did that I’d be talking about my exwife). Anyway, this time I got to see the flick in a crowded theatre which made it more fun listening to others jump and scream. Guys were the worst. Yes I said it, ya buncha babies!
Over all I would have to say that Paranormal Activity 3 was well worth the price of admission. I would also like to add that way back in the first movie, they left it open for sequels so don’t be surprised if…..