Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:46 pm
I thought the film was very good. I enjoyed it even more on a second viewing.
I legit turned away at the end.
I legit turned away at the end.
They mean the producers as in - the producers of this fictional video footage.BillyCigars wrote:Actually they did. The first frame of the movie is text that reads something like, "The producers of this film would like to thank the families of Micah & Kate as well as the such-and-such Police Department for providing the following footage".Chichibcc wrote: But at least the director of Paranormal Activity didn't use that "real footage" gimmick to promote the film, though.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... young.htmlScreams in Italy as horror film terrifies the young
A low-budget horror film has caused a stir among politicians in Italy after teenage cinemagoers were traumatised by the movie.
An Italian news agency reported that emergency services took dozens of calls, especially in southern Naples, from cinemagoers shocked by the film.
"Several panic attacks lasting more than half an hour took place," an emergency response worker said.
"The most serious case is that of a 14-year-old girl who was brought to the hospital in a state of paralysis."
The Italian parents' association noted that admission to the movie is restricted in the United States, Britain, Germany and The Netherlands and asked for an age limit of 18 in Italy.
Defence minister Ignazio La Russa said: "For the past two weeks a trailer has been shown obsessively on TV, and is terrifying thousands of children."
In the film Katie and Micah, haunted by paranormal phenomena, decide to tape their ordeal in the style of 1999 hit "The Blair Witch Project".
"Paranormal Activity", which cost a mere $15,000 (£9,600) to make, opened in Italian cinemas over the weekend and has already taken more per cinema than Hollywood blockbuster "Avatar" – the costliest movie of all time.
Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of the Italian fascist dictator and head of a parliamentary committee on children, said the film had "highly distressing content" and was causing "panic attacks and psychological problems among youths."
"I don't think we can ban 'Paranormal Activity' now, but surely we need to study how to warn parents of the risks their children are incurring," Mussolini said.
Don't watch Jaws.quotestheraven wrote:Stuff in which children are even portrayed as hurt just upset me more and more.
or The Amityville HorrorKevinW wrote:Don't watch Jaws.quotestheraven wrote:Stuff in which children are even portrayed as hurt just upset me more and more.
All the more reason I likely will not be watching.BillyCigars wrote:Can't effing wait for Paranormal Activity 2. Look very carefully at the trailer again. The frame where the girl is standing in the doorway of the baby's room....look carefully: the baby *was* in the crib before. But now he's gone. And even scarier, you can see his reflection in the mirror I wonder if it will turn out that the baby is possessed...
Ever since watching 'Seidowaizu' - which is pretty much the same movie as Alexander Payne's 'Sideways,' except everyone is Japanese - I've maintained a strict policy of avoiding all new American films in favor of their eventual Japanese remakes (I can't wait for Japanaese 'Machete'). That's why I've always planned to avoid this fall's 'Paranormal Activity 2' (not really), and now it appears as if my forward thinking is already beginning to pay off, as Screendaily is reporting that the first film to be produced by Japanese distributor Presidio Corporation will be a 'Paranormal Activity' sequel called 'Paranormal Activity: Tokyo Night.'
In all seriousness, it's somewhat nice to see the re-make dynamic reversed given that Hollywood has borrowed so many major Japanese horror properties ('Ringu,' 'Ju-On,' etc...) in the last ten years - I almost feel a twinge of patriotism at the thought of Japan importing one of our own scary movies. The film is being described as a direct sequel of Oren Peli and Jason Blum's franchise kick-starter, and will chronicle the terrors that unfold once a Japanese exchange student returns home from San Diego - the location of the original film - with a wee bit of demonic baggage in tow (good job, TSA).
Instead of a husband to help combat the ghoul, the young woman will be challenged to purge the spirit with the help of her entire family. The film will be directed by Toshikazu Nagae ('Awe Dance') from his own script, and Presidio's CEO Yasutaka Hanada bullishly commented that they "Feel confident that our own Japanese continuation of the franchise can find an enthusiastic genre audience both here and overseas."
I'm of the mind that the 'Paranormal Activity' franchise will make a fine fit for a Japanese re-imagination ('Seidowaizu only felt so bizarre because it still took place in California despite the complete racial overhaul. Also, um, because it was a hilariously faithful remake of 'Sideways'). From 'Kwaidan' and 'Onibaba' through 'Suicide Circle' and beyond, Japanese cinema has consistently produced some of the most penetrating occult cinema the world has to offer, and I'm excited to see how Nagae might infuse his 'Paranormal Activity' with some uniquely Japanese elements. The film is scheduled to terrify eigakan from Okinawa to Hokkaido this December, and should be for sale at your local Jas Mart before long.
Brendan72 wrote:Otherwise known as Paranormal Activity 3: Please Die Already!