Scary because of the way its made, the lack of special effects make you feel like it could really happen
I was very disappointed. I think it would have been a great ghost movie if they would have made it as a movie instead of making it seem like a real life filming. Also when you hear the entity it would have been better if they would have thrown in the same effects they used in preditor when the alien was invisible. But that is just my opinion.
Probably more could have been made of this premise -- a suburban couple decides to video-record a poltergeist in their bedroom at night -- but the anticipation and spooky happenings kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters aren't particularly likable however I still didn't want them to mess with whatever evil force was occupying their home. Low budget and not exactly a cinematic tour-de-force, but it works.
Very scary movie and I think it was based on a true story. I believe that these demons do exist as I do angels and God. I am not very religious but God and his son have their place. After watching this movie I felt very unsettled. I think it is good.
I think that these movies are quite good to watch, they keep u on your toes lol
If you liked 'The Blair Witch Project' than you'll like this movie but it certainly didn't appeal to me. Scary in parts but most of it was just boring. Dragged on with lots of footsteps, loud bangs and amateur camera work. Initially turned it off after 5 mins because I couldn't get into it. Than gave it a second chance because of all the hype, shouldn't have bothered...
What a load of drivvle. Sorry but I'm the kind of girl who gets easily scared and this movie sent me to sleep. I fast forward through it as it was so bad. Come face to face with the real thing, then you will know what being scared is all about
If you want a movie to put you to sleep, this would have to be it - bored out of my brains trying to watch this one. I guess if you could get through the first 40 minutes it might get better, but why would you bother? Definitely don't know what all the hype was about!
I think this movie suffered from over hype. I had heard so many great things about it I expected more. Overall I found it a bit boring to be honest. I think the idea was to creep up on you, and it did I suppose, but I was a bit numbed to the plight of the leads by that time so it didn't have the impact it could have if I'd felt more for them.
I watched this expecting very little given that I am not a fan of "The Blair Witch Project", a film that is easy to draw comparisons with. I really enjoyed this film. Wouldn't go as far as saying it was scary but its sure as hell creepy and had me on the edge of my seat a few times watching clever static shots waiting and looking for something to happen. If you are unsure about whether to get this one, its certainly worth a watch.
Not a fan.... nowhere NEAR as scary as i thought it was going to be.... Slow evolving plot, and like everyone says, the only jump i got was in the last 5 mins and it just from the element of surprise, not scariness!
Very disappointed.... wouldnt bother...
Expected so much more, was very disap[pointed! Really slow through out, the only saving grace was the last 10mins.
This would have to be one of the most pathetic "scary" movies I have ever seen. Don't waste a second of your time on this dribble!
After hearing several people rave about this film I was ready to be REALLY scared, this did not happen. The film is slow to start and get into, there are only 2 characters so there isnt a lot of need for character development or a back story, but what you do get takes twice as long as it needed too.
The scary parts are few and far between, they are scary but there just isnt enough of them.
Good performances and a good premise that just didn't quite meet expectations.
I almost turned it off. The whole Blair witch filming doesn't appeal to me at all. But good scare factor by the time you get over the fact that he's a twit, she's an idiot and the poor camera work
I really liked this movie. The effects were realistic and the storyline compelling. It is scary, however I was disappointed by the very last shot.
This movie seriously sucked. It was so boring I ended up turning it off. Dont waste your time renting it!
Freaky, cant say that I wasnt scared, GOOSEBUMPS, def a good movie to snuggle too....
Even though I don't like the shaky camera scenes, it's to give you the impression that you are watching the playback, which gives the movie a more natural feel to it.
It also proves that you don't need a big hollywood budget to make a good movie, if it is given atmosphere and allows you to form your own opionion, of the entity.
The last quarter of the movie was the best, and boy, can that girl scream!
Boring and stupid. The whole movie should have been on fast forward, not just the night scenes.
Too drawn out for my liking. The suspense only became evident in the last 15 minutes of the movie.
This movie is a sad joke. Im aware it tried to go back to the older B+W classics for scares but seriously the director should had studyed the classics at more length and focus. An annoying couple esp. the husband of which begs the viewer to knock out as I found him not only obnoixus but downright thick too move into a house and they are disturbed by someonething supernatural in the house. Horrible acting where the husband grates on the viewers nerves and she either acts angry or overacts being scared. The direction tried for restraint but forgets the Haunting made in the 60's did this kind of thing and way better as well. The film aims more for suspense then blood and gore and no doubt horror fans starved for Original ideas accpeted this garbage with open arms but I wasnt amused esp. lack of logic as in Why didnt the couple leave the house when it got dangerous? The ending was scary but downright silly and devoid of logic. Sorry fans but this didnt convert me to the film and any horror fan would be better off with the Haunting (1962).
Rubbish, so boring, what was all the hype about.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. Just plain stupid. I was so disappointed in this movie. I can't believe they've wasted time making a sequel - and they were scratching the predictablt barrel bottom with that too - make the baby possessed, never seen THAT before... Do yourself a favour, miss this movie.
Crap - should have been called Paranormal Crap!!
Average. Some edge of the seat moments but generally not very exciting.
worst 'horror' movie ever. There is nothing scary about this movie, in fact I laughed out loud at one scene. Truly dreadful and absolutely boring, don't waste 86 minutes of your life on it, please
you have to see this movie. certainly not one to buy as you only need to see it once but gives you a good shake up. great effect for simple layout. definitely worth the watch. Probably not to be watched at night alone.
This movie didn't just scare me.... It has fucked me up for life!!!
awsome movie freaked me out coudnt watch it alone
Alright movie, left you on the edge of your seats at certain times.
Would not buy it though not worth it.
Quite freaky! a little spine chilling!
Hi the movie we watched on the weekend appeared to be jumping all the time yet the one after played right through.we did not enjoy the interruptions.
boooooooooooooooooooring! i fast forwraded through it..sNOOOOOOORE!
One of the most boring pathetic horror movies I have ever seen !
Top scary movie of all time. Great movie if you like scary movies.
Definately a movie I would not watch again boring
Just like other viewers.... Didnt quite like the movie... I mean it was ok... but giving it only a star because it was hyped up so much to me... and all it deliver was disappointment in that sense....
I was enthralled. this is my favorite type of moie
Loved it. Not a lot to it, but it freaked me out (in a good - horror movie way). Make sure you watch the alternative ending in the special features.
This was a movie that got involed just to see the out come of the end
A totally un-riveting movie. With just 3 characters in plot, (unknowns) kept me watching for perhaps a classic ending, but, NO!! just the old...She was possessed ...stabbed partner...WHY BOTHER!! . Alternate ending could have resurrected, but she kills herself instead. BIG DEAL!!. I guess I can be thankful for one thing, I can sleep in my bedroom without some nutcase poking a camera down my blankets to record something that at least risies above the rubbish presented in this movie.
I think this film was really hyped up, so when I saw it, I was disappointed. The acting was quite average, and the characters were awful. The whole film just wasn't believable enough, and there wasn't much to be scared of at all. I certainly didn't need to leave the light on to go to bed after watching it....
Weird move. I spent the first half trying to figure out if it was like a Cloverfield movie which I didnt like or an actual happening. Ended up scaring the crap out of me. Watched another movie before I went to bed so I guess it gets my approval for that if nothing else
Overall a great movie to watch! Not a great fan of any movie involving hand-held cameras that constantly shake. Was really into the movie from the beginning, I gather there will be a Part 2 in these chains of horror/paranormal genres... If there is, I'll still watch it. :)
it was entertaining but not scary, i watched it at about 3am just to hype up the scary factor but only flinched once.
they say its scary ,im the type that DOES get scared and i was bored ,i nearly slept .it;s only got aprox 4-5 minutes of scary scenes.so i would rate it very boring
Scared the you know what out of me.!
Was this supposed to be a true story , confused me a bit.
Definitely watch it during the day , its very intense!
I agree do not watch it alone,!
This is pretty creepy. If you can put up with the hand-held camera all the way through and the poor sound, the ending will freak you out. Be sure to watch both versions: theatrical and alternate endings.
yeah, sort of alright, somewhat predictable
I enjoyed this, I didn't find it terribly scary, but it definitely kept me glued to the screen
I was watching it at the beginning thinking ... this is so boring! But there is one part that totally freaked me out i couldn't get up to turn it off! so i sat there rigid till it was over... DO NOT WATCH ALONE if you get scared easily like silly me! Its not like Blair Witch its not like the usual scary movie at all! The only bad thing to say about it is the ending... I would have ended it differently.
Where was the scary?????? I fail to see how this could be scary to anyone. Another crock just like Blair witch!!
Was a good story but I disliked the fact that the whole movie was in a different language.
If it was a true story that is some weird stuff going on, but overall it was filmed over about 3 weeks and nothing major happened waste of time!!, a few scenes got me jumpy but nothing thta wouldnt make me not sleep at night! i stil plan to geta widgy board after watching this!
I rented this with reservations as I had heard it was not worth watching, but I was very mistaken!
Yes, the beginning was slow and slightly irritating, but as soon as the stuff started happing, it really started happening. Again, the activity starts out mildly, and you kind of think, "Ugh, is that all that's happening..?" but when you are watching a woman standing at the side of the bed watching her sleeping husband for almost three hours, you get pretty unsettled. The second last night was definitely my favourite scene, I actually watched the scene again when I'd finished the movie. This movie had my partner and I jumping at every noise in the middle of the night for a few nights after we watched it, and the possums on my roof sound EXACTLY like footsteps on our hardwood floors.
I think it's worth the watch, I know it's slow to start, but so was the Blair Witch Project and I know that that movie scared the bejesus out of me too. (P.S. The alternative ending is not bad, I would have liked them to have used both ideas in the final scene)
Suspenseful and compelling. In the Blair Witch style. The couple at the centre of the "haunting" are very likeable and as such credible. If you are expecting in your face horror then you wil be dissatisfied with this. I loved it (as I watched through my fingers)..
This was actually MUCH better then expected! After all the HYPE I DEFINATELY thought this was going to be crap. I'm a HARD CORE horror fan and I really did not mind this at all. I WOULD recommend this too another horror fan :D. ENJOY.
Absolutely atrocious. Really really bad. Don't even bother.
Good movie kept me interested, recommended.
wheres the scary bit?? was waiting for something good to happen ... albeit a few "scary" moments but nothing worth all the hype it has gotten
What a fright - the suspense builds throughout the movie up until its shocking end. Loved it!
this movie was very freaky scared the hell out of me but thought it was a great movie can't believe it was true a must see.
Scared the crap out of me! Nearly turned it off so many times. Nothing at all like Blair Witch Project - this is actually frightening!
Super scary but a good horror. The ending was pretty good. The acting was well done. This was a good horror. A bit hard to understand what they were saying at times but an all time scary movie.
Despite what some of the reviews say THIS IS FRIGHTENING
I wouldn't even compare it to blaire witch, though it is in a simular vein (being shot on a home movie camera) it is actualy frightening if your able to get past the begining part
Once things begin to escilate it really dose get in to your head!!
Not your typical run of the mill gore and horror Hollywood style horror film, but more of a subtle get in your head and mess with it for weeks kind of thriller horror.
Well worth a watch when your able to sleep during the daylight hours for a week or have a bunch of friend close at hand.
The characters were very engaging, which helps with a film shot in this manner. The different reactions of the two characters to what was going on is what made them seem believable. It's not edge-of-your-seat type thriller but it's definitely gripping. What annoyed me is I'd seen a preview (on another Quickflix DVD) which (I didn't realise at the time) included the last scene of the film, so I knew (kinda) how it was going to end. GRRRR!!!
shot like blair witch and cloverfield through view of the camera very slow to start with all i wanted to do was turn it off beacase it had that blair witch feeling to it,
just like blair witch it will stay with me for a while,
had a sort of excorcist/the ring kind of end to it
Not a bad movie at all for a scary one been a while for some good movies to come out
Crap camera work that gives you a headache,could have been a great concept if more had been put into it.
I couldn't watch it I'm a complete and utter marshmellow, too scary I would probably never sleep again if I sat through it all eyes open, only got up to the part where she sleepwalks outside. So poor rating is because I didn't get my money's worth by not watching 70% of movie.
I think in order to truly enjoy this movie you must have a good surround sound system. You'll notice that on the set up menu there is an option for DTS 5.1...use it. Visually there is nothing spectacular in this movie but sound wise its a Jumper. Its a one-time movie as it will never have the same effect on you after the first watch. The guy is a total knob, perhaps on purpose to try and extract some emotion from the viewer and to add a bit of a sub plot. I think the girl did an outstanding job conveying real fear and emotion. The fact that is has garnered mainstream attention and has drawn some serious figures at the box office should not convince you that this is a Hollywood blockbuster, its not, its a low budget indie flick that reverts back to the basics of giving you a good old fright without the need for blood and gore. The length of the film is pivotal as its doesnt outstay its welcome and the ending was as good as you could hope for given the syle in which it is shot. My recommendation, draw the curtains turn off the lights and turn it all the way up. One of the better movies ive seen this year.
Exceptionally boring movie. Found it hard to stay awake, while waiting for something to happen. There were a couple of funny moments, but this is not what a horror or thriller movie should be. I wish I never wasted my time...
This movie stayed with me for days. Im never affected by scary movies but I even had to change which side of the bed I slept with my husband so we didnt have the same room layout. I swear when that thing dragged that girl out of her bed I nearly died!!!! I'm still being teased.
I found it a bit slow and it was creepy in places,but if they had stayed in bed we might have seen more of the ghost instead of chasing after it.The ending was a bit flat.I think I will put a camera in my bedroom and see whats going on.
Slow pace which would have been alright if it had built up to a big, exciting finale - but it didn't! Okay but nothing to rave about.
A good, scary movie along the lines of Blair Witch Project. Even though you don't actually 'see' any ghosts or monsters its just the unknown of 'something there in the dark' that makes this a psychological thriller. And the ending is brilliant! Watch it all the way through and wait for the end! I watched this alone at night and I must admit I kept hearing noises when I went to bed and wondering if I was being haunted as well for a few nights! I recommend this movie for people who like psychological terror rather than blood and gore terror.
Not at all scary. "A Christmas Carol" was out at the movies at the same time - and it was scarier.
Predictable, slow and OVER-HYPED!
The ending was sooooooo lame as it was featured in the trailer so the ending is totally given away and the veiled comparison to Linda Blair's character in The Exorcist was appallingly BAD!
Keep trying harder and don't hype on about something unless it lives up to or SURPASSES your expectations!
The movie was a bit slow to watch, but there are definitely some scary moments. i felt the ending was a bit of a let down.
wow. what a boring movie. very poor. just a home movie. i couldnt get past the first 10 minutes
This movie was extremely boring. Do not bother.
Wow. Second time i have seen it and it was still scary, creepy and entertaining. recomended to all
Read the member reviews,got my blanket,turned the lights off
A bit slow, scary at the end but a bit hard to watch.
this one kept me on my toes!!!
I loved the Blair Witch, but this is silly and not at all scary!
It is simple all right!
Very scary movie.You might want to watch it with a friend and during the daylight hours.
Totally realistic, been there done that except for footsteps in flour and murder. This movie is the only one that has truley scared me simply because of how real it is times of haunting sounds esculation, terror,etc, even the fact that psychics wont stay or even enter house to help you. Even if you are a sceptic look at this as a documentary not fiction forget Blair witch project. This is the real thing.
There may not be any real terror in this film but I spent about eighty minutes holding my breath, listening to my heart pounding. The smouldering dread that the film generates is much more intense than the climax, which after all the tensison comes as something of a relief. And a chance to finally exhale... Does for thuds in the house what Blair Witch did for twigs snapping in the forest.
BORING BORING BORING
Except for 5 minutes.
If you can afford 2 hours of your life for 5 minutes of fright, go ahead, otherwise give it a miss!
Great movie. Very Realastic. Jump out of your seat ending!!
In the same vein as the Blair Witch Project, this movie delivers on the good, though brief and rare, chilling frights. Don't expect gore and overt horror scenes.The suspense and implied terror is definitely the winning factor in this low-budget flick.
its not even scary, people make it out to be the scariest thing and its not even
The only real thing that scares me is ghosts and daemons, so this certainly did! I had to have a pillow near by to cover my face when I had a feeling something strange was going to happen.. and would hit the mute button when all would go quiet. I enjoyed it and would certainly recommend it to those who don't mind adventuring into the world of the supernatural. The acting was very convincing.. you would think that what you were watching was in fact very real. Even though the entire movie is captured with a hand held camera, it is much easier to watch then The Blair Witch project. Personally I think it adds to the 'realness' of the movie.
This is a good movie i think the fact its based on a true story makes it that bit scarier as you have to wonder
The male character was really annoying which made the film feel unbelievable. It was still entertaining though.
With all the hype surrounding this movie i was expecting heart stopping, jumping out of my skin thriller,
sadly to say i was a little disappointed, I must admit i did jump a couple of times but the ending to the movie totally failed for me, not what i expected, i dont scare easily
Had to watch it with a light on, and a blanket to pull up to my face. Also fingers came in handy to block ears when all was quite.
I think the scary thing about this is the fact that there is no end result to see in what your hearing. Lots of unexpected shocks to make you jump.
Watch if you like The Blair Witch Project.
It's simple...but effective. I'm not one to scare easy, and gore doesn't get to me...but, at much as I hate to admit it, Paranormal Activity did...a little. Don't watch alone in an empty house at night like I did.
This flick seriously sucks! Knowing the 2 guys are actors and this movie wants you to believe that's really happening to them. My gosh! It's dreadful and the actors are simply not good at all. It's almost if sometimes the actors were trying hard not too laugh while saying their lines. How come this crap made millions. The Blair Witch Project at least didn't give you a clue whether it was real or not. That's not the case here. By the way, I believe if this movie has been made with $15k (looks really like it how poor it is filmed) they don't tell you how much they have spent in marketing and promoting it. You know what? Save your bucks and get something else.