I am not a fan of "found-footage" movies and docu-dramas. For the most part, they are lazy, repetitive, and dreary. But Paranormal Activity (2007), despite some weak moments and a drab look, succeeds where many movies of this type fail: It is compelling, has believable if occasionally annoying characters, and, most important, has true fear in it. Highly recommended.
Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2016.