Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

2011, USA. Horror. Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman. Writers: Christopher Landon, Oren Peli. Cast: Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Christopher Nicholas Smith.

The home-video concept is getting a new camera movement here, though forcefully justified by the script. But, if it’s meant to add thrills, I’m all for it. Indeed, Paranormal Activity 3 has a lot of original shots and shocks. Dialogues, though, are starting to feel too scripted. One of the parents doesn’t believe in the house ghost – this is a classic formula to keep the family inside a heavily haunted house despite of the many evidences. Unlike the previous installment, the story is lacking of twists. The spirit here attacks more often and in ways not as subtle as in the previous movies. Its tendency to mess with the house’s chairs, lamps, doors and tables reminds me with other house-based horrors, especially Poltergeist (1982). Nitpicking aside, I enjoyed Paranormal Activity 3 thoroughly. Best experienced in a real big screen with friends. Sissy friends.


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