This review will comprise of the 8 recent scariest movies of the year, and but it would also appeal to those who are not really into gory movies. So if aren’t cut out for the whole Halloween craze (Pumpkin cut-outs and costumes) or you don’t celebrate it (like me), but you don’t want to feel left out then here are some movies which can make up for a thrilling night (either at home, DVDs, or the theatres).
1. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
The first thing that should come to your mind before you see this movie is that it was shot for a meagre $15,000, and last weekend’s box office it was No.1, having grossed $61,580,588 in the U.S and Canada alone. The movie which was released in 2007 was shot in a documentary style like The Blair Witch Project and The Last Broadcast.
The movie centres on a young couple, Katie and Micah, who are hunted by a supernatural presence in their home. Micah, a day trader, and Katie, who claims that since her youth that she has been haunted by a ghost, suggests that the ghost has followed her to two storey house in suburban San Diego, California. This development causes Micah to buy a video camera, to record the paranormal activity, a project that will ultimately last for three weeks. The movie also sees the couple attempt to communicate with ghost through an Ouija board, a psychic and eventually a demonologist; I think that a call to the Winchester boys (Supernatural) could have saved them from all the drama they had to put up with. Also there are moving objects, sounds ranging from voices to growls, lights and televisions switching on and off and finally the ultimate, demonic possession.
This is a surprising movie given the fact that its director Oren Peli has been afraid of ghosts his entire life, including Ghostbusters. Although the movie was previously released to limited screenings but it was after its success that Paramount pictures announced that it would release the movie nationwide if the demands for the movie hit 1,000,000; which saw the movie title as a regular trending topic on the social site, Twitter, for weeks. On Saturday 10 October the counter had already hit over a million requests, and on the 27 of November, in the UK.
Already a sequel has been announced, Paranormal Activity 2 anyone?