For this month’s final review for Genre Grandeur – Found Footage Movies, here’s a review of Paranormal Activity (2007) by Tim of FilmFunkel
Thanks again to Tim of FilmFunkel for choosing this month’s genre.
If you missed any of them, here’s a recap:
This month we had 15 reviews for GG:
- The Tunnel (2011) – Darren
- Lunopolis (2011) – SG
- As Above, See Below (2014) – Steven
- Creep (2014) – Tom
- Chronicle (2012) – Tim
- Banshee Chapter (2014) – Darren
- Cybernatural (Unfriended) (2014) – Kim
- The Dinosaur Project (2012) – SG
- Cloverfield (2008) – Steven
- Cloverfield (2008) – Tim
- End of Watch (2012) – Rob
- Paranormal Activity – Ghost Dimension (2015) – Darren
- Paranormal Activity (2007) – Damien
- Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) – Damien
- Paranormal Activity (2007) – Tim
Thanks to everyone who participated this month!
In addition, I watched and reviewed 5 additional movies from this genre for my Genre Guesstimation series. Unfortunately, none of them will be now included in my own favorites of the genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Natasha of Life of This City Girl We will be reviewing our favorite Sci-Fi Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of January by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Natasha!
Let’s see what Tim thought of this movie:
Paranormal Activity; solid horror shining in the dismal annals of Found Footage. Justifies why the footage exists, how it got found, and provides everything in the footage itself to understand what happened when everything went south. So far so good.
Tells a decent, genuinely chilling story of a demon enticing a man for a wider invitation into his house. The demon’s goal is the man’s recently moved-in girlfriend. The man avoids all the warnings and pays for it. Simple, but there’s great subtext going on.
It’s brilliant horror because, smart or dumb, we can all appreciate the flattering enticement of dangerous curiosity. We just want to answers and, all too often, we find out too late that those very answers weren’t worth the price of discovery.