Want to fall asleep instantly? Watch Paranormal Activity at an outdoor theatre. I couldn’t stop yawning. The only good thing was the awesome bean bag I could lie down on. Talk about a budget movie! It really showed. I couldn’t take it. Seriously, worse than The Blair Witch Project!
You’re a woman of few words Caroline, and I can appreciate that. But you are WAY off on Paranormal Activity. Yes, its teeny tiny budget showed. But that’s half the point! Oren Peli displays the talents of a true filmmaker, utilising old-school techniques and relying on the audience’s imagination to create a truly terrifying experience. Think of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, made on a budget somewhere around the hundred gazillion dollar mark. And what good was it? No, the budget has nothing to do with anything. I’m sorry that you didn’t find Paranormal Activity too gripping, but I will always remember it as one of my all-time favourite theatre-going experiences. (Although I agree, those outdoor beanbags are nice.)