Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Film Review – Paranormal Activity 4

Has the Paranormal Activity franchise still got what it takes to scare audiences silly?  Have horror fans seen one too many found footage films now?  Head on over to Filmoria for my full review of Paranormal Activity 4.

As most people who occasionally read this blog will know, I am the fool who is currently doing a thesis on the found footage sub-genre in modern horror and so I have to watch every single one of these films as they are ejected into cinemas or more commonly straight onto DVD. 

The big question is, does this fourth installment in the low budget put very profitable franchise come close to recent developments of the found footage trend in other genres such as the superhero themed Chronicle?  And can Paranormal Activity 4 live up to expectations set incredibly high by films like The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield

Common consensus was that the previous installment in the series managed to bring back a bit of the first film's magic after the disappointment of the second film.  Star of the series so far Katie Featherston returns in this sequel that brings audiences more supernatural shenanigans to give you sleepless nights.  I interviewed her before the special gala screening and you can read the interview here. 

Please check out my review at Filmoria to find out what I thought about the highly anticipated Paranormal Activity 4 which was released in cinemas today.

And please let me know in the comments below what you think of the review or the film if you've seen it.

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