Paranormal Activity 3 – Movie Review
- Published on Monday, 31 October 2011 18:12
- Igor Hrenovac
How can you Hollywood terms make a cheap movie and strike down the Box office, easy – make a horror movie. Paranormal activity 3 budget was around 5 million dollars and on its opening weekend it made 52 million. Now thats a good investment, cuz this weekend it put another 18 million on a pile.
Whats the difference between Paranormal Activity 3 and big budget movies, well the name list at the end of movie is pretty short. Theres 9 actors and some stunts and also the „main character“ is the camera.
All Paranormal Activity movies learned on mistakes of similar movies that came before like Blair Witch Project where after great first part, they went into higher production and real actors which kinda back fired on them cuz fans didnt like it. So creators of Paranormal Activity stuck to the formula that worked so far. They changed the house, they changed the story tellers but the camera is the main protagonist – it records for hours whats happening in the house occupied with ghosts.
Paranormal Activity is different ghost type of movie, in most of them after a while the ghost becomes visible enemy in the movie, but in PA theres no such thing – its all about sounds, object moving, lights going on and off.
All movies follows some strick rules, but on every movie different crew works to bring the new ideas. The original movie was made by Oren Peli, the second one was made by Tod Williams and for the third part Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. The third movie story is set 20 years back when sisters Kate and Kristie were little. Thing in movie is that its VHS time so their father needs to change tapes every few hours. Also one of the cameras is stuck on the ventilator and constantly moves from left to right which can bring the audience crazy, cuz often just when camera turns right something happens on left side. Also the timer on the camera is indicator something going to happen soon, if time goes fast you know nothing will happen, but if time starts to slow down, something is coming and that creates the intensity.
The makers put everything in that, creating fear and that unpleasant feeling in your guts when something is about to happen and you know it will and you are still scared.