Paranormal Activity - horror as you have never imagined before
Paranormal Activity is a supernatural horror film shot in found footage style. The film was written and directed by Oren Peli. The plot of the film is about a young caple Katie and Micah who face the supernatural presence in their home. The storyline of the film is presented to audience through the lenses of hidden camera and regular cameras left on during the night to record the supernatural and paranormal activity.
The film initially produced as an Independent Feature and it was shown to Horror Film Festivals and then it was acquired by Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures modified the film and especially the film ending. The marketing and release strategy of the film was to release the film firstly in a limited number of theaters , the first was on 25 September 2007 (five years ago - so today is the Paranormal Activity franchise birthday) and then to started the nation wide release of the film on October 2009. Paramount Activity was a huge box office success with worldwide box revenue at $ 194 million. The financial ratio of return on Investment is one of the best ever in history of cinema.
The success of Paranormal Activity was a strong factor to motivate Paramount Pictures for the creation of sequel and prequel films related to the initial “Paranormal Activity” film. The prequel film Paranormal Activity 2 was released in October 2010 and the second prequel “Paranormal Activity 3” was releases in October 2011.
The plot structure of “Paranormal Activity”
A couple of young people Katie and Micah recently moved into a two - story track in San Diego. Katie believes that an evil spirit is after her and is responsible for her bad misfortune. Katie believes also that this evil power is after her also in their new house. She wants to record the supernatural activity that occurs at night during their sleep. Micah mounts a digital camcorder on a tripod in their bedroom to cover the supernatural presence.
The 1st Night
Only sound of footsteps and dropped keys is recorded.
Katie ask for help Dr. Fredichd (phychic) who believes that Katie is not haunted by a ghost buit she was haunted by a demon. Demon creates negative energy around her and Kate is doomed into failure, misery and fear. According to him Katie and Micah must not try to taunt and communicate with demon and then reccomend them to communicate with an experts about demons Dr. Johann Averie . Katie believes the situation is dangerous but from the other hand Micah does not take it seriously.
The 2nd Night
Camera captures a number of supernatural phenomena such a light turning on and then off.
The 3nd Night
Camera captures the movement of the bedroom door.
The 5th Night
Katie wakes up from a nightmare as it seems from the camera footage something or someone was whispering to her during her sleep.
Then Micah starts to taunt the demon.
The 10th Night
Camera captures the demon crawling through the covers and when Katie is wakes up she hears a strange growling in the hallway.
The 13th Night
The couple wakes up because of a strange screech and a loud thud. The sound is coming from downstairs they are heading downstairs and they see the chandelier moving my itself.
The 15th Night
Camera captures the following sequence of activity. Kate is wakes up and she looks Micah speechless for many hours and then she goes outside. Micah wakes up because of the noise in the halfway. Micah tries to convince Kate to return but there is no hope. Micah goes inside to get a blanket he finds the TV on and both the taps in kitchen and bedroom on.
Katie remembers anything next morning.
Micah brings a Quija board to their house despite the warnings of Dr. Fredich. The couple leaves the Quija board at their living room while they are moving for a visit to another house. During their absence curtains and plants start to blow around and the Quija box starts to move by itself and finally a small fire erupts on the board but it extinguishes itself before they get home.
The 16th night
Camera captures the bed tipping over
The 17th night
Micah sprinkles talcum powder in the hallway and when the the couple is awaken by noises they are no human footprints from attic to bedroom. Micah searches into the attic where he finds a burnt photograph of Kate when she was younger. Katie believed that this photograph was previously destroyed in an unexplained house fire.
The 18th night
Camera captures a light turning on and then off and the bedroom door slams shut. There is also strange sound as something was trying to break in. Also, couple discovers the glass of their photo smashed and Micah’s image scratched. Micah agrees to invite Dr. Averie, instead of Dr. Averie Dr.Fredichs arrives but he can not help he believes that his own presence makes the demon more angry and dangerous.
The 19th night
Camera captures a a shadow while its moving across the bedroom door.
The 20th Night
Then Katie is pulled out of the bedroom by am unknown force. The couple is afraid and leaves the house and decides to go a hotel to pass the night. Katie fears and pushes a cross with her hands so strongly that bloodies her palm. Micah burns the cross and the photo with Kate in the attic.
The 21th Night
Katie wakes and stands beside Micah and is looking at him for about two hours and then Katie starts screaming and calls Micah for hekp, camera captures Katie screaming like crazy, then screaming stops and a short silence appears, then footsteps coming up the stairs. Then Micah body is violently hurled at the camera and it’s knocked over. Katie slowly walks into the room and then blood appears on her clothing. Kate sniffs Micah and then slowly looks at the camera, her face takes the look of demonic appearance and then scene cuts.
The Paranormal Activity film ends with an epilogue text, according to which Micah found dead by police on October 11, 2006 and Katie is missing.
- THE END -
You can see the trailer of the film on youtube
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