Tod Williams takes over from Eli Roth. Boo! Hiss!
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?
It looks like your classic David vs Goliath knife-fight is on this Halloween, with both Saw VII and Paranormal Activity 2 coming out on the 22nd October.