I seem to be one of the few discriminating horror fans who truly enjoyed the Paranormal Activity films. I thought the first two were equally compelling and imaginative in their methods of frightening audiences though a lot of people seem to have simply grown tired of the faux-documentary format. I try to treat the films that adapt reality-based production methods to tell a fictional story on a fair, case-by-case basis. For instance, I loved last year’s The Last Exorcism, but absolutely hated the cheat that was Catfish for reasons that I won’t get into here. Discussing the validity of that latter film is a tired topic, but the fact that its makers are behind the newest installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise may certainly reignite the fires of discussion.
So will the new Paranormal live up to or perhaps even surpass its previous installments? Find out for yourselves as we’re giving away 30 pairs of tickets to attend an advance screening of the film that’s being held on Thursday, October 20 at 9pm at the Rave University City. Just e-mail us to enter and we’ll choose 30 winners at random. Deadline is Monday, October 17 at noon, winners will be notified that same day. Good luck!