Written October 20, 2012
I'm not the biggest fan of scary movies, perhaps because I spend most of the movie screaming my head off, but I definitely think that Paranormal Activity 3 was better than this one. It was a good movie and scary and suspenseful as all hell but it just didn't have as much build up as the previous one.
Written August 29, 2016
After watching the credits, I realized what was missing - the original writers. Continuity was not good. First 30% took too long to establish basic storyline. Middle was muddy, and ending was not really good. No establishment of who/what was happening across the street. Too much about the teens. Way too much about the little boy w/o really establishing anything. Was clever to see tools used in ghost hunting tv shows, used to trick the eyes, etc. The over the top zombie style makeup at the end was just too much. This episode diverted way too much from the original three. If there is a #5, needs to go back to the original blueprint. They were winners. This one finished way back in the pack. ;-(
Written May 24, 2016
1. I think they have got everything they can possibly get out of this franchise
2. Don't know if this is by design but none of the scary scenes in the previews are part of the movie - including the ghostly image on the poster; I was looking forward to the: "Back door open, front door open, side door open scene."
3. Pretty slow till the very end.
Written May 01, 2016
THE BLOND STAR WAS BEAUTIFUL. THE MOVIE WAS BORING AND DRAGGED-ON. THE ENDING (LAST 15 MINUTES) WAS FAIRLY EXCITING. THE PRODUCTION COSTS COULD NOT HAVE EXCEEDED $88.00.
Written July 27, 2016
Another year, another Paranormal Activity. This one follows the same tried-and-true formula for creating suspense. But the cat's out of the bag for this one. You almost expect all the scary moments, as they all are taken from previous Paranormals. Still the movie uses lighting and sound well to create the perfect atmosphere for a fright. The coolest aspect of it is how it uses an Xbox Kinect and a night vision camera. The night vision camera picks up the tracking dots that the Kinect uses to track movement, so just imagine the possibilities. All in all, not the scariest or the best Paranormal Activity. But if you like them, you'll at least enjoy this somewhat. Otherwise, don't waste ten bucks on ever increasing movie tickets.