These days folks don't really wait for things to settle before they start making fun because there's always this unspoken contest to see who can crack the obligatory jokes first. When Paranormal Activity beat Saw VI at the box office this weekend, not only did it send a much welcomed shock through the Hollywood system, but it also automatically became the source of what we can only imagine will be at least a few dozen different upcoming spoofs. From the professional spoofers to the amateur, do-it-yourself-and-throw-it-on-You-Tube spoofers, get ready to be inundated with random shaky-cam videos about ghosts in bedrooms, in living rooms, in attics, in kitchens, in bathrooms, in toilets, and so on and so forth.
Funny or Die was first out of the gate this weekend, producing a spoof that mixes Paranormal Activity and Saw called Paranormal Saw. In the video, a couple set out to record ghosts in their bedroom, but instead are paid a visit by the Jigsaw puppet from Saw who keeps the two awake by talking about puzzles and games all night long. The second video, from Texas-based filmmaker Jordan Crowder, is called Parannoying Activity, and it also follows a couple who decide to record ghosts while they're sleeping -- only this time the ghost decides to screw with them constantly by doing stuff like rearranging their DVDs and solving all of the puzzles in a puzzle book.
How many videos will it take before everyone begins to hate Paranormal Activity? I sense a backlash starting in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
... watch both videos after the jump