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Paranormal Activity 4 – Blazing Minds Film Review
Where can you go with the Paranormal Activity films? Well sadly nowhere, the first film wasn’t bad and it does have a cult following along with all its sequels and this is something that pulls in a certain age group for these films.
So now we have Paranormal Activity 4 in cinemas, bringing much of the same as the last three films, though the style has changed slightly, but it’s still a case of load noises, droning soundtrack and people jumping in front of the camera.
Now please don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate the Paranormal Activity films, I just think that the freshness of them has now dried up and as I mentioned earlier, it’s the fan base of a certain age that is keeping them going with so many sequels.
That age group is the 15-20 year-olds, it may be that I’m a hardened horror fan, or I’ve seen so many films that I’ve seen it all before, but saying that, the 15-20 year-olds in the cinema who you can tell are fans loved it.
There were so many screaming through the film and a few sitting in my row that were jumping at things which you could see coming from a mile away, but hey the films are for this audience and for that they work extremely well.
One thing I do when reviewing a “horror” film is watch the audience and see how they respond to movies like this and there are certain types that enjoy the scares, they are:
1: The Screamers
2: The Talkers
3: The Wall Watchers
4: The Through Their Fingers Watchers
Paranormal Activity 4 had all these during the showing I saw.
For me films like this try to live up to their first outings and very rarely do it, Paranormal Activity used all the tricks of the trade to scare an audience, the only thing you don’t get is gore, shame that.
Overall Thought For Paranormal Activity 4
The franchise has never made me jump, but it’s not for my age group, so it’s hard to rate it for that reason. I’ve pondered on a low rating as it’s all been done before, then I’d be doing it a mis-justice for the group it’s for.
So I’ve had to rate it for the scare factor for the 15-20 years olds, so I’ll have to give it a mid range score.
If you love the Paranormal Activity films then this will be one you’ll want to see, let’s face it a packed screen, like the one I was in shows that fans love the franchise.
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