Tod Williams takes over from Eli Roth. Boo! Hiss!
Dull and lifeless, Paranormal Activity 4 fails even at the cheap jump-scare. Some decent performances aside, there is very little to sustain either the horror-buff or the average movie goer in this absurdly boring flick. Please don’t waste your money on this. Go buy a hat or something instead.
Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.
Since you all seemed to like our October Film Events blog (you lazy scamps), we’ve decided to make a habit of it. Read now, or be accused of wagon-jumping in a year’s time when BFF’s Film Events Blog is the new Time Out and Stephen Fry’s claiming he meets hygienic and available gentlemen in the comments thread. From Jewish festivals to Welsh horror, we’ve got it all!
The original Paranormal Activity was a great revisionist horror. Adapting Val Lewton’s classic less is more philosophy, the film dealt in suspense rather than cheap pay-offs, in drama rather than violence and in fear rather than gore. In short, it worked because the audience cared about the characters and didn’t know what was coming next. Wanna take a guess at why the sequel fails?
In 2009 Paranormal Activity was the surprise hit of the year, making more than $200 million after being shot for under $15,000. After a massive viral campaign and growing awareness, it was shown in cinemas all over the world, and was considered by many to be the most frightening film made in years. Now the question is, can the sequel match up?