Paranormal Activity 2 isn't for everybody,for those that require a little less subtlety, Rajo reminds us of some fantastic
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Hey guys! I’m here with Watch this Instead for October 22nd, 2010. Last night at midnight I saw a Paranormal Activity 2. Which I’ve been drain to see all week because essentially I’m a giant baby with it or reactive imagination that’s highly prone to suggestion. For me horror movie is featuring some dude in a mask slashing a way through a group of Hollywood teenagers that in no way represent any real people anywhere always seeing like they’re trying too hard and never actually produce any ghost bumpy spying tangibly scares. But something like a paranormal activity franchise that relies heavily on suspends and airy atmosphere and that can set that footage is real and the events that you see on screen actually happen will keep me up at night for weeks and weeks just to ask my wife. How is the sequel? In short its slightly less scary than the first one but only slightly and I choked that out to two things, one I was more prepared this time around and two there were at least twice as many characters which lessens the sort of feeling of blown some dread that the first film provided. If you are unaware the original film features a couple Katie and Mica that are terrorize in there sub urban home by some sort of unseen demonic force over the period of the few weeks. What the sequel does really well story wise is that it wraps itself around the original as more of a companion piece as opposed to straight up sequel. And this times its Katie’s sister’s families that are the target of the unseen demonic force and there is the toddler thrown into the next which is just adds the whole new layer of creepiness. More of Katie and her sister’s family history are explored and Katie herself appears in the film a few times which is its unsettling. Over all the performance on this were much stronger and thought way more natural all around. Another thing that the new film does really well is that it introduces security cameras with five fix vintage points of the house as the main source of the found footage. You know how when you’re looking at security camera videos and the composition is never exactly perfect you know the subject is down in the bottom let in corner of the screen and the rest of the frame is completely empty. Well that is nothing but hide in the tension of this is already super tense film. During the long drawn out shoots of a lawn family member investigating the source of it the loud fem I found myself constantly scanning the rest of the screen frantically trying to anticipate whether or not the basement door is going to fly open and something was going to come flying out of it. And the fact that such of thing rarely happens makes when it does happen all the more freaky. In terms of phasing they instruct a newer perfect balance of suspense versus pay off that makes for an absolutely chilling viewing experience. All I can say is I’m glad I saw it in the theater full of people who are equally has on edge as I was. But despite this going review and the countless others you are going to find all over the internet there is going to be a bunch of horror fans, hardcore horror fans that just don’t buy in to the slow burn minimal less mucky minatory atmosphere core that you see in this film. They don’t think the door slamming of there own hoard are scary and they consider film boring if someone isn’t had to death every ten minutes and that’s okay I guess but it’s certainly leave hard press to find something to suggest to them to watch instead. So, how about you were fans out there that I am talking about how about you just dig in your DVD collection find your favorite horror movie, they haven’t seen in awhile and jus watch that this weekend. Maybe that’s how we or that’s Friday the 13th who knows. And if your bored of all those that you seen in a million times and maybe you haven’t seen murderers which we saw I’ve been a man as a few years ago or even inside which we also saw in a few years ago. Either of this film featured adore that’s slams on its own and both of this films are incredibly suspenseful and gory to booth. Murderers in particular had left a pretty deep scar in my brain that will probably never heal. It transcends the very definition of horror into something else entirely and that something isn’t something that I’m too keen to revisit I’ll tell you that much and if those don’t do it for you either than Jesus Christ I don’t know what to tell you. Maybe it washes on a horror movie this weekend that is in the cards. Maybe you should go watch some Warner Brothers cartoon or Voltron but if you are actually interested in a unique theater going experience that you don’t get every weekend you should join an audience full of nervously laughing horror freaks theater actually scared of the very idea of ghost and demons and watch Paranormal Activity 2.