Paranormal Activity 2: Blu Ray Review
Paranormal Activity 2
Released by Universal
Following on from the soaraway success of the first Paranormal film comes
Once again, it's a doco style film where
everything unfolds through CCTV around a house - this time, it's the home of
Paranormal Activity's original victim Katie - to be specific it's sister Kristi
(Sprague Grayden), a recent mother.
It begins 60
days before the death of Micah from the first film - the handheld video camera
captures the return home of the new mom and her son Hunter as they begin their
new life with husband Daniel and daughter Ali and their pet Alsatian.
But with something in the house as well, it's clear
this isn't going to end well for all involved.
Paranormal Activity 2 is sinister, creepy, and improves on the first
one. Those involved could have simply once again ramped up the scares and gone
for obvious horrors - but thanks to a degree of restraint, there's an ominous
tone of creeping horror in this sequel (which is more prequel than anything).
With CCTV footage you find yourself scanning all
corners and waiting for the shocks to come - and even when they do, you're
Paranormal Activity 2 retains the
quality of the first and leaves it open to a third one&here's hoping the
trilogy will see it all wrapped up nicely rather than stretched out like SAW.
Extras: Exclusive footage, an
extended cut - these are ok but do little to enrich the experience.