Video: "Paranormal Activity" - Official Trailer, 2007
Excerpt from the Guardian Film review of Paranormal Activity (2007) by Peter Bradshaw, guardian.co.uk,
This ingenious and often genuinely frightening film is a digital mocu-real nightmare, based on the idea of "found" video footage, comparable to The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield, lower in budget and humbler in scale than both – but arguably scarier than either.
Moreover, it elegantly solves a problem that always threatened to sink both of those films, particularly Cloverfield: how is it that the camera-person so often manages to keep the scary thing more or less in shot? Wouldn't they just drop the camera and run?
Link to the full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/nov/25/paranormal-activity-review