‘Paranormal Activity 4′ Review: The Scariest Found Footage Movie Ever

Fri, October 19, 2012 1:41pm EST by 3 Comments
Paranormal Activity 4 Review
Courtesy Of Paramount Pictures

This fall is filled with creepy movies, and the most frightening is finally here — find out how this chapter of the series will scare viewers!

The Paranormal Activity films are super-scary, and after the third chapter revealed some of the evil’s origins as a prequel, the next chapter is back to horrify audiences with the devilish Katie. A new family is being terrorized by a VERY angry demon, and the shaky camerawork brings the horror straight to you. Check out five reasons why you should brave this terrifying new chapter!

1) The movie is super-duper scary!

HollywoodLife.com went to a special screening of Paranormal Activity 4, presented by The Peggy Siegal Company, and EVERYONE in the theatre was screaming like crazy. The tension was so thick that you could cut it with a knife!

2) The young couple in the movie is so likeable!

The biggest criticism of the previous films is that the leads were annoying and shrill. But the lead couple of Alex (Kathryn Newton) and Ben (Matt Shively) are a very believable and have some super-witty banter together.

3) There are thrilling twists and turns everywhere!

The Paranormal Activity series gives fans a consistent set of thrills, and there are plenty of new psychological elements to psych the viewer out — in addition to the numerous smaller scares that go bump in the night. This fourth film takes the occult ideas to the next level of terror, and by the time the thrilling conclusion plays out, you will be scared silly!

4) The onscreen tricks are super-creative!

Just as the third installment upped the scares by featuring an oscillating fan camera, PA4 takes it to another level with video web chats and Xbox Kinect. These high-tech ghost hijinks will make you think twice before you sign online in a dark house!

5) There are creepy kids!

I don’t know about you, but NOTHING is spookier than little demonic children. The two haunted kids (Aiden Lovekamp and Brady Allen) bring some evil elements to the movie, and it was hard to sleep after knowing that they could sneak around and be weird!

Will YOU go see Paranormal Activity 4 this weekend, HollywoodLifers?

– William Earl

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Posted at 10:06 AM on November 3, 2012  

I went to see PA4 during a Halloween marathon at the cinemas and I was blown away. Not quite as scary as the first one was, but man, it did not disappoint. Don’t get why other critics are so gung-ho on trashing it. PA is probably the best thing that could’ve happened to the horror genre since Blair Witch Project!

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Posted at 5:43 PM on October 23, 2012  

Thanks for posting your review of Paranormal Activity 4, William. I went out to see it this weekend with a few of my coworkers from DISH. There were a couple of people that hadn’t seen the first 3 movies, so I had them over Friday night to stream the movies from my Hopper DVR. With everyone caught up we saw Paranormal 4 on Saturday; I thought one girl was going to faint after so many jump scares in one weekend. Some people have said that Paranormal 4 is just more of the same, but I liked the first 3, so that wasn’t a problem.

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Posted at 3:51 PM on October 19, 2012  

Hope this one is better than the others though.

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