Sub-Genre- Um... Paranormal?
Cast Members of Note- Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden, Molly Ephraim, Brian Boland, Michah Sloat, and Abby the Dog.
Did you see the first one? Same thing. Well, it's a bit different, but for the most part it's about a mean ghost being mean to people, and creeping the shit out of me in the process. And I have news for you, it's way creepier than the first one. And better too. Still, it's mostly the same, except that it's roughly 60 days before the events of the first Paranormal Activity, and this time we get to see Katie's step sister and her family walk around their house filming every aspect of their lives too. They must be exhibitionists by nature, because seriously, who films shit that much around the house?
|Then again, I'd tape every last second of these two jamming things in their mouths too if I could.|
|This is an actual scene from the movie.|
|WTF is going on with that kid and the mirror!?!|
|Mmm hmm. She sure likes kids...|
The dynamic of an entire family being menaced opened things up in the sequel, and in my opinion gave the story more places to go, and allowed for more twists and turns to keep us on edge as an audience. Especially compelling are the scenes involving the baby; it doesn't get more helpless than a baby being moved around by an evil spirit, or wandering a house in the middle of the night by itself.
This movie has a serious creep factor going for it too, which I though was much more effective than it was in the first movie. If you thought seeing Katie Featherston being dragged down the hallway in the first movie was terrifying, you haven't seen anything yet. Oh, and there's a particular scare that happens in the kitchen, which I won't ruin, but it literally mad me jump, yell "Fuck" and pee myself a little bit.
Sprague Grayden. Not only was she one of the stars of a doomed TV show Jericho (which I loved), that died an untimely death, but she died a painful and untimely death on another great show which I love, Sons of Anarchy, and it still hurts me to watch that show without her. Add to that the fact that in this movie she's haunted and abused at every turn by an evil spirit, which you know won't end well for her.. the poor girl just cant catch a break! Maybe throw her a romantic comedy or something, Hollywood. She's been through enough already, and deserves a nice break.
|Or maybe she could star in a sexy, sweaty drama?|
Katie cleavage, and Sprague Grayden in a bath tub, though.
|Football? In the Tub? Spot me the ball on your dirty goal line and I'm in!|
PA, you will most likely dig this one even more. Sure, the Found Footage genre seems a little passe' by now, but it can still be done effectively, and is done so here. Catch it if you haven't already in theaters, or wait for it to hit DVD, which is really the best way to see a quiet, creepy flick like this one.
The Breast Whisperer," where every time danger is near, her nipples tingle and she has to take her shirt off and caress herself for answers. If not that, then Porn.