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#1 Edited by ccraft (3962 posts) - - Show Bio

The Marked Ones came out yesterday, to be honest I stopped getting scared of movies years ago, and I stopped watching the PA series since the the second one came out. The first film did scary me when I was 15, PA2 wasn't scary, and now I'm not interested at all in PA The Marked Ones, but what do you think about the PA series? Do you think the series is scary?

#2 Posted by cameron83 (6416 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Just stupid.

It's filled constantly with silly cliches. It's so bad that you have to completely block out logic and common sense for it to scare you. Once you take a step back,it just....I don't know,it just doesn't have its effect anymore.

#3 Posted by russellmania77 (13615 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Just stupid.

It's filled constantly with silly cliches. It's so bad that you have to completely block out logic and common sense for it to scare you. Once you take a step back,it just....I don't know,it just doesn't have its effect anymore.

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#4 Edited by Dragonborn_CT (16980 posts) - - Show Bio

No. Just stupid.

It's filled constantly with silly cliches. It's so bad that you have to completely block out logic and common sense for it to scare you. Once you take a step back,it just....I don't know,it just doesn't have its effect anymore.

Word.

I wasn't even impressed by the supposed real-like footage when it first came out. I was unspeakably bored watching the first movie, and that is when I wasn't annoyed by that stupid, retarded c*nt of a "hero", whose idea of fighting the demon was facing it with a camera -__________________-

#5 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohhhh a door slamming. I'm petrified with fear.

#6 Edited by Emequious_Swerve (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

They are the dumbest movies ever made that I personally believe are only enjoyed by dumb people. Its 50 minutes of nothing happening with ten minutes of jump scares. Go spend money on a real movie.

#7 Posted by Jonez120 (2227 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely not. Every movie is like the exact same as the previous

#8 Posted by Immortal777 (5919 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course it's not a scary movie it's a comedy.

#9 Posted by cameron83 (6416 posts) - - Show Bio

They are the dumbest movies ever made that I personally believe are only enjoyed by dumb people. Its 50 minutes of nothing happening with ten minutes of jump scares. Go spend money on a real movie.

What if they actually like Paranormal activity? I don't think that they're dumb just because they watch or enjoy it.....

#10 Edited by Black_Claw (2815 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. It's just yet another dumb horror flick.

#11 Posted by Transformers1024 (1178 posts) - - Show Bio

Not scary in the least. Come to think of it I can't remember the last time a horror movie actually "scared" me.

#12 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16870 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it is pretty damn funny though.

@emequious_swerve said:

They are the dumbest movies ever made that I personally believe are only enjoyed by dumb people. Its 50 minutes of nothing happening with ten minutes of jump scares. Go spend money on a real movie.

What if they actually like Paranormal activity? I don't think that they're dumb just because they watch or enjoy it.....

Exactly. Plus people find it scary, doesn't make them dumb or stupid, they just scare easily.

#13 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4822 posts) - - Show Bio

3 and 4 are the only ones that are even REMOTELY scary.

#14 Posted by ccraft (3962 posts) - - Show Bio

No, it is pretty damn funny though.

@cameron83 said:

@emequious_swerve said:

They are the dumbest movies ever made that I personally believe are only enjoyed by dumb people. Its 50 minutes of nothing happening with ten minutes of jump scares. Go spend money on a real movie.

What if they actually like Paranormal activity? I don't think that they're dumb just because they watch or enjoy it.....

Exactly. Plus people find it scary, doesn't make them dumb or stupid, they just scare easily.

Some people think it's scary, and shouldn't be called dumb for it, but I hate the commercial were it shows the people screaming in the theater lol, nothing in the PA series could be that scary...

#15 Posted by laidblack (769 posts) - - Show Bio

NOT.IN.THE.SLIGHTEST.

#16 Posted by Commander_Kane (715 posts) - - Show Bio

Only scary thing about Paranormal activity is that people pay to see it. The first one was so over-hyped and I was excited. But damn that trailer mislead me completely. I've saw a few after but only years after they came out if they were on tv. Dumb, is the only word for it. Honestly the only thing that can creep me put now are certain ghost story reenactment shows like paranormal witness and a haunting. Most of them are cheesy but they have some pretty chilling episodes..mostly when dealing with demons.

#17 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4822 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anybody else laugh hysterically at the end of the first one?

#18 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16870 posts) - - Show Bio

@ccraft said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

No, it is pretty damn funny though.

@cameron83 said:

@emequious_swerve said:

They are the dumbest movies ever made that I personally believe are only enjoyed by dumb people. Its 50 minutes of nothing happening with ten minutes of jump scares. Go spend money on a real movie.

What if they actually like Paranormal activity? I don't think that they're dumb just because they watch or enjoy it.....

Exactly. Plus people find it scary, doesn't make them dumb or stupid, they just scare easily.

Some people think it's scary, and shouldn't be called dumb for it, but I hate the commercial were it shows the people screaming in the theater lol, nothing in the PA series could be that scary...

Ha true. I watched Blair Witch Project the other month, it is not scary and is just flat out boring.

#19 Posted by Immortal777 (5919 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideyivydaredevilfan26: I laughed when the Dr walks into the house and says the spirit it doesn't want me here I have to get out. To me that meant it's time for all of us to get the fuk out lol.

#20 Edited by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4822 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: I admit that I love The Blair Witch Project as a terrifying horror movie, despite the main characters being complete idiots.

#21 Posted by Farkam (3164 posts) - - Show Bio

No, lol.

#22 Posted by Maid_of_Orthanc (6 posts) - - Show Bio

About as scary as a puppy emailing you to tell you that they are coming for a suprise visit on Tuesday. Tuesday then comes with a knock at the door with a voice shouting, "its me the puppy" , you then answering the door and the puppy shouting " boo".

#23 Edited by AllStarSuperman (15777 posts) - - Show Bio

About as scary as a puppy emailing you to tell you that they are coming for a suprise visit on Tuesday. Tuesday then comes with a knock at the door with a voice shouting, "its me the puppy" , you then answering the door and the puppy shouting " boo".

that started funny, but you killed it with being to long

#24 Posted by longbowhunter (5838 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a lifelong horror fan and I've never been able to get into these movies.

#25 Posted by The Stegman (20766 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the only film that has actually scared me as an adult, so yes, it's a scary movie in my opinion. The scariest thing is the subtly. You don't see the monster (because once I do, it loses all believability, thus becomes not scary), there's no blood, or guts, or gore. No actors reacting in ways normal people never will. Basically, it has changed the game of horror films (okay, technically Blair Witch did it first..but still).

Slasher films don't scare me, "Hollywood" haunting films don't scare me, i.e, the Exorcist, Insidious, Sinister etc. Monster movies don't scare me, nor does torture porn. But Paranormal Activity had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, eyes glued to the screen, trying to catch any glimpse of something out of place, or moving when it shouldn't be. And that suspense followed me home. When I heard a noise, I jumped, when my heating turned on, it made me wince. I know some dismiss it as being "boring" cause their attention spans can't handle something not jumping out at them every 2 minutes, or saying it's just "cheap jump scares" but honestly, It's the kind of fear that follows you home, and it's why Paranormal Activity is one of my favorite horror films.

#26 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16870 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: I admit that I love The Blair Witch Project as a terrifying horror movie, despite the main characters being complete idiots.

I didn't find it terrifying at all. All they did for most of the film was walk around shouting and screaming.

#27 Posted by The Stegman (20766 posts) - - Show Bio

@spideyivydaredevilfan26 said:

@mrdecepticonleader: I admit that I love The Blair Witch Project as a terrifying horror movie, despite the main characters being complete idiots.

I didn't find it terrifying at all. All they did for most of the film was walk around shouting and screaming.

I feel like if you boil down horror movies to simple plot summaries like this though, they ALL sound silly.

Friday the 13th, "just horny kids being stalked in the woods by a deformed hillbilly)

Nightmare on Elm Street "Pedophile in a Christmas sweater stalking teens in their sleep"

Halloween. "Crazy guy in William Shatner mask trying to off his sister"

Exorcist "Lil girl gets possessed, does unholy things to a crucifix and insults a priest"

Poltergeist. "Lil girl gets stuck in TV, parents freak out'

Obviously there's much more to all of those films that a one sentence summary. Tone, cinematography, plot and acting all has to be taken into account. Blair Witch was scary, not because it was action packed, but because of it's realism and it's dedication to keeping that realism, hell, they made an actual missing persons website for the actors!

#28 Posted by ImagineMan16 (466 posts) - - Show Bio

I was so excited to see the first one, it was getting all sorts of buzz and all my friends said that it was the scariest movie ever made... I was absurdly bored throughout its duration, and never watched any of the sequels.

#29 Edited by mrdecepticonleader (16870 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

@spideyivydaredevilfan26 said:

@mrdecepticonleader: I admit that I love The Blair Witch Project as a terrifying horror movie, despite the main characters being complete idiots.

I didn't find it terrifying at all. All they did for most of the film was walk around shouting and screaming.

I feel like if you boil down horror movies to simple plot summaries like this though, they ALL sound silly.

Friday the 13th, "just horny kids being stalked in the woods by a deformed hillbilly)

Nightmare on Elm Street "Pedophile in a Christmas sweater stalking teens in their sleep"

Halloween. "Crazy guy in William Shatner mask trying to off his sister"

Exorcist "Lil girl gets possessed, does unholy things to a crucifix and insults a priest"

Poltergeist. "Lil girl gets stuck in TV, parents freak out'

Obviously there's much more to all of those films that a one sentence summary. Tone, cinematography, plot and acting all has to be taken into account. Blair Witch was scary, not because it was action packed, but because of it's realism and it's dedication to keeping that realism, hell, they made an actual missing persons website for the actors!

I am not giving the film a one sentence summary, I am just giving a reason why I didn't find it scary. And most of the film they did walk around being scared and screaming, that is one of the reason's I am just not a fan of found footage stuff like this.

It didn't feel realistic to me either. But I don't enjoy or like this film, if you do fine, fair enough. But I didn't.

#30 Posted by sabracadabra (461 posts) - - Show Bio

Only saw the first one and didn't find it scary at all.

#31 Posted by King Saturn (222808 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, it's Garbage...

#32 Posted by xlab3000 (2775 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing that was scary is when the zombie had chased the woman out of the house and met the other zombies on PA4.

3 and 4 are the only ones that are even REMOTELY scary.

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#33 Posted by BumpyBoo (7215 posts) - - Show Bio

It's the only film that has actually scared me as an adult, so yes, it's a scary movie in my opinion. The scariest thing is the subtly. You don't see the monster (because once I do, it loses all believability, thus becomes not scary), there's no blood, or guts, or gore. No actors reacting in ways normal people never will. Basically, it has changed the game of horror films (okay, technically Blair Witch did it first..but still).

Slasher films don't scare me, "Hollywood" haunting films don't scare me, i.e, the Exorcist, Insidious, Sinister etc. Monster movies don't scare me, nor does torture porn. But Paranormal Activity had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, eyes glued to the screen, trying to catch any glimpse of something out of place, or moving when it shouldn't be. And that suspense followed me home. When I heard a noise, I jumped, when my heating turned on, it made me wince. I know some dismiss it as being "boring" cause their attention spans can't handle something not jumping out at them every 2 minutes, or saying it's just "cheap jump scares" but honestly, It's the kind of fear that follows you home, and it's why Paranormal Activity is one of my favorite horror films.

So much this. I'm a big fan of Japanese horror for the same reason. It might not scare you immediately, but later on at night, that uneasy feeling sets in and...ugh *shudders* When you say the suspense followed you home, I agree, totally :)

#34 Posted by Thitiki (1482 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonez120 said:

Definitely not. Every movie is like the exact same as the previous

#35 Edited by The Stegman (20766 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo said:
@the_stegman said:

It's the only film that has actually scared me as an adult, so yes, it's a scary movie in my opinion. The scariest thing is the subtly. You don't see the monster (because once I do, it loses all believability, thus becomes not scary), there's no blood, or guts, or gore. No actors reacting in ways normal people never will. Basically, it has changed the game of horror films (okay, technically Blair Witch did it first..but still).

Slasher films don't scare me, "Hollywood" haunting films don't scare me, i.e, the Exorcist, Insidious, Sinister etc. Monster movies don't scare me, nor does torture porn. But Paranormal Activity had me on the edge of my seat the entire time, eyes glued to the screen, trying to catch any glimpse of something out of place, or moving when it shouldn't be. And that suspense followed me home. When I heard a noise, I jumped, when my heating turned on, it made me wince. I know some dismiss it as being "boring" cause their attention spans can't handle something not jumping out at them every 2 minutes, or saying it's just "cheap jump scares" but honestly, It's the kind of fear that follows you home, and it's why Paranormal Activity is one of my favorite horror films.

So much this. I'm a big fan of Japanese horror for the same reason. It might not scare you immediately, but later on at night, that uneasy feeling sets in and...ugh *shudders* When you say the suspense followed you home, I agree, totally :)

That's exactly why I love Japanese horror. My favorite is Ju On (what the Grudge is based off of)

#36 Posted by BumpyBoo (7215 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: OMG I love that film!! Very good choice. One of the only films that made me feel as uneasy as that one is a Korean horror called R-Point? That gave me chills O__O

The bit that creeps me out most in Ju On is the bed scene. Had no idea where to hide and shiver that night! XD

#37 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11571 posts) - - Show Bio

No, the one and only time I went to the movie (friends begged me) I fell asleep.

#38 Posted by TheAcidSkull (15926 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly? No, I have watched a little bit and I didn't find it scary.

#39 Edited by PrinceAragorn1 (14192 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually liked it as a film.

It's quite easy to take lightheartedly though, considering it's not immediately scary. And once you decide to ignore the feel/setting, you find it more funny than scary, Which is what happened when I first watched one of them with my friends. (We were mimicking the horror noises throughout the film..)

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#40 Edited by jhazzroucher (13945 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes it is scary. I'm not even sure anymore which is my favorite . The Grudge series or Paranormal Activity. Both are just so awesome scary movies.

#41 Posted by PowerHerc (78172 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#42 Posted by Crom-Cruach (8637 posts) - - Show Bio

nope.

#43 Posted by The Stegman (20766 posts) - - Show Bio

@bumpyboo: Haven't seen R Point, but I'll add it to my list!

Have you seen "Audition"? It's pretty brutal

#44 Posted by Ms. Omega (4202 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: Omg Ju-On was so creepy love me some j-horror.

#45 Edited by Extremis (2959 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

Not that I'm some macho dude who doesn't get scared but I'm of the opinion that many (if not all) horror movies these days go for the cheap "scare". I call them "startling". They do things to make the audience jump, but there's no lastin effect. It preys on human instinct to flinch at abrupt loud noises and visuals. We're so used to it now that we even know when it's coming, but you can't stop you're human instinct to flinch. Maybe some people find these types of movies thrilling but I think it's a tiresome exercise in startling.

Nothing actually downright scares me in these movies. They don't get under your skin and really scare you. There's a difference. Some filmmakers know how to do it. But today it's all about flavor of the week filmmaking in horror that takes said fads (right now shaky, documentary style camera work) and stretches it into a decades worth of uninspired drivel.

It's gotten to the point that no serious visionaries take the genre seriously. It's a vicious cycle that ends with us getting 100 different versions of Paranormal Activity since it first came out.

The genre is in a sad state and is laughable at best right now.

#46 Posted by Deathstroke02 (1904 posts) - - Show Bio

Not really...

#47 Posted by BumpyBoo (7215 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: Oooh yes, picked Audition up not long ago. Some of the scenes in that were shocking, even by J-Horror standards O_O Well worth a watch though! :)

Oh, another one to watch if you haven't seen it is Tale of Two Sisters. That's another firm favourite. Very head-twisty :)

#48 Edited by jhazzroucher (13945 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on guys. The reason why I PA is scary is because usually for scary movies, we just imagine dead and scary people or scary monsters or spirits. BUt PA is different because when I've watched it. I wasn't thinking about ghosts, vampires, scary monsters. etc. I was thinking of the devil himself showing up in my room so that's really, really scary.

So it's really scary if you'll watch it while you're on your bed.

#49 Edited by GeekBait (705 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's a terrible series, to be honest.

#50 Posted by TDK_1997 (13689 posts) - - Show Bio

Paranormal Activity is one of those horror movies that I regret watching.Before I watched it I had only heard good things about it and that it would scare me sh*tless but after I started watching it and 40 minutes passed everything just made me regret my decision.I liked the idea that there isn't anything gory in it and you don't actually see the monster but the whole plot was just so boring that even when ''scary'' things were happening I was almost falling asleep.There was only one single moment which scared me and it was because it was a loud noise of the door closing instantly.And this is only about the first movie,the next ones were even worse and ruined everything fully.

Now when I saw that there is a fifth movie which isn't actually the fifth part and there would be a sixth one which is the fifth part I kinda became disappointed from life.