When the Blair Witch Project came out in 1999, audiences around the world were surprised from how scared out of their wits they were by this film that looked like it was made by teenagers. Since then, other type of movies tried to have the documentary looking feature to scare audiences such as Quarantine and Cloverfield. Neither one of these movies ever became as scary or a box office hit such as Blair Witch Project.
In October 2009, a movie is being released into theaters that is claiming to be the scariest movie in ten years.The movie is called Paranormal Activity directed by Oren Peli and one of the original things about this movie is that it’s playing in only select theaters and if enough people go to see the movie, it will be released all over. The trailer shows the audience that got to go see the sneak peak and their reaction to the movie and the different clips that they show. The audience looks scared out of their minds. Maybe that is why the tag line to the movie is, “Don’t see it alone.”
The movie is about a couple living in a house that experience paranormal activity going on in their house that they think could be a ghost. But as the appearances of the ghosts get more stronger and start to become physical, they realize that they are dealing with a demonic possession within their house. They tape what’s going on in the house on a video camera so they can see if anything appears while their sleeping.
Every horror movie fan wants to find a movie that can give them a scare and feeling that they have never felt before from a movie. And ever since the release of the trailer that shows the audience jumping and screaming out of their seats, look ups and questions have been rising about this movie making it one of the most popular searched movies and when the film first came out in 2007, Oren Peli won a Screamfest award for “Most honorable mention.”
Another great thing about this movie is that it’s made for every sort of audience, where The Blair Witch Project was mostly based towards teenagers and young adults. This movie is about an older couple, shot documentary style, but with the same writing type as Blair Witch so it can captivate every audience. Not only that, but the suspense of what is really going on in the house makes this movie worth seeing. Could it be a poltergiest, or is a demon? The only way to find out is to go to one of the selected theaters to watch it, and hope that it comes to a theater near you if more people go to see it.