The Paranormal Activity franchise is one that is pretty polarizing. There is the camp that absolute loves them. They totally get into them, usually make an effort to see the movie quickly with a packed house in the theater (the method I would recommend to help enhance the atmosphere and scares) and then there is the folks who find the movies boring and dull. I’ve debated what I feel are the merits of this franchise many times before. No on is changing anyone’s mind on this. So you won’t hear much about the back & forth bickering about it in my review besides one quick reference to me feeling the issue is settled, and hey I am pretty much a live and let live kind of guy so to each his own…….here is an excerpt of the review I typed up for TDHorror:
“However this time the viewer is not asked to sit through an hour of creaky doors until the real scares begin. Just like the scares in PA2 one-upped those in PA1, the scares in PA3 blow both former movies out of the water. The demon or “entity” in this one is a lot more active, doing much more than walking through doors or knock down items. There is also something extra creepy about children interacting with an entity that adults simply cannot see or hear (until it is absolutely necessary of course) Maybe it has to do with their innocence and nativity about who or what exactly they are involved in. Watching, you know the kids should be scared about what is going on, so in turn it scares the viewer even more. You just know things aren’t going to turn out OK, but children are children and they simply have an “imaginary friend” that no one else can see, right?”
For the full review, which remains spoiler free, please click the image below to be taken to TDHorror!