Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Paranormal Activity 2: Blu Ray Review

Paranormal Activity 2: Blu Ray Review

Paranormal Activity 2
Rating: R16
Released by Universal

Following on from the soaraway success of the first Paranormal film comes part two.

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 caught out.

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.

Rating: 7/10 

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