Paranormal Activity, directed by Oren Peli

My love for this film is most likely well-known by now, what with the verbal fellating I've given it since it made a splash at Fantastic Fest last year. This time, in preparation for an article I plan on working on soon, I decided to give it another whirl. Forgoing the theatrical release for the alternate ending that was only shown once in 2007, the film definitely loses much of its impact when not watched on the big screen. One scene that involves a little bit of talcum powder on the ground proved to be the worst, as there were serious issues with the lighting. The footprints you see are barely visible, and it requires a keen eye to even make them out. Still, the DVD is worth the purchase just to see the alternate ending, which is deeply disturbing yet lacking the "oomph" of the theatrical ending. Shameful admission: I still haven't seen the other ending, though I am well aware as to what it entails. (Review)
categories Features, Horror