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A Dynamic Duo- Paranormal Activity 3

By Molly Mcgranahan
On October 19, 2011

The third installment in the spooky franchise Paranormal

Activity is on its way. My six weak-hearted roommates

cower at the trailer, and I, the only scary-movie goer of the

house, ignore the chills creeping up my legs and bounce in

anticipation. I love when movies can truly scare me, and the Paranormal Activity series has never failed. When I saw the first movie in the franchise, I felt like I had never seen a scarier movie in my entire life. It was realistic, terrifying and

just downright creepy. I changed my mind when I saw

the second movie, which I found to be even scarier.

Now that holds the title for "scariest movie ever" in my book,

but I am sure that is bound to change on Oct. 21 when Paranormal Activity 3 is released nationwide in theaters.

Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman promise it will be

the creepiest one yet, and have informed the audience that they will "discover the secret" of the paranormal activity.

The "Bloody Mary" scene from the trailer helps to support

their point. Nobody likes to see little kids being followed around by a demon, but it looks as if Paranormal

fans are going to have to endure just that if they want to see the third part. While some may argue that Joost and Schulman don't have very many directing credits to promise such a horrific film, they may be interested to know that

this isn't the first time they have paired up. The two worked as codirectors on a 2010 documentary entitled "Catfish."

The documentary follows the life of Schulman's brother.

They didn't expect much to come from it; however, they

were proved wrong the next few months as they captured one of the most realistic thrills on camera as her brother dove into an online relationship through Facebook.

The "Catfish" movie tagline, "Don't let anyone tell you what

it is," promises an equally spooky feel for the movie.

After watching snippets of "Catfish," the reality factor is

definitely there. I am hoping that this dynamic duo is able to bring that same reality factor to the Paranormal series.

While Paranormal is fictionbased, it still possesses that documentary feel, with the time log rolling in the bottom corner. I hope they can capture that same realism the audience is accustomed to and bring us a mindblowing

horror film that leaves us worrying about whether it could

really happen to us. To me, that makes a good scary

movie. So maybe these two were the perfect catch to direct Paranormal Activity 3. Although the two are almost

as different as two films could be – following the life of a stalking demon and that of an online relationship – "Catfish" proves that Jowell and Schulman have what it

takes to thrill audiences. And judging by the trailer of

Paranormal Activity 3, it seems as if they quickly learned how to scare and terrorize audience members, which is exactly what fans of Paranormal expect and are anticipating.


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