Paranormal Activity
Starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Director: Oren Peli

Writer: Oren Peli

Stars: Katie FeatherstonMicah SloatMark Fredrichs



As someone in the midst of shooting his own short film on pretty much a zero budget, it's inspiring to see something as paltry in its production as Paranormal Activity captivate audiences and dominate the box office the way it did. It works. It scares effectively—or at least it did. Revisiting this left me feeling kinda ho-hum (I think the later entries might actually be better, derivative as they may be), but I can't say I was bored (even jumped at one point near the end). Also, I completely forgot what a total brickhead this guy Mikah was. Should have been the sacrificial lamb.