The original movie was creeped me out, the sequel, not so much. Now we have the third installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise, and while I retain that horror film should be assessed by their capability to scare and not by their standing as franchise pushers, I must confess that some of my faith has been reinstated here. Even if PA3 is in many ways similar to the previous installments, it’s still quite scary and suspenseful, and there are few scenes may make you jump out of your seat.
Like the previous films in the series, PA3 follows a family of four: Katie, Kristi and their mother Julie and step father Dennis. Their tale reveals in the form of recovered video footage. Denis is a videographer and runs his own business. One day he and Julie try to make a sex tape, which is interrupted by an earthquake; as they rush to see their kids, they discover a strange video footage. This leads Dennis to install video cameras around the house. As the cameras are on and recording the strange and creepy events are starting to arise, and it's all being captured on film.
What this Found Footage film does deliver is historical perception and award wining acting. The spectator finds out why the family's ancestry has been haunted, as well as the source of the haunting.
Unlike so many recent horror movies special effects here are required only to improve the documentary realism of the film. Perhaps this film series have been successful because viewers are no longer persuaded by elaborate out of this world special effects.
Paramount Home Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing Paranormal Activity 3 on DVD and Blu-ray on January 24, 2012. The DVD will be available for the price of $19.99 SRP while the Blu-ray will cost $ $39.99, and both discs will contain extra feature, Lost Tapes, which uncover more footage not seen in the movie and unrated cuts