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2007

Katie Featherston as Katie

Micah Sloat as Micah

Directed by Oren Peli

 

Synopsis:  Katie’s boyfriend Micah just got a new camera.  He decides to have some fun and set it up in the bedroom.  When they start to notice strange things happening, Micah leaves it on all night to see if he can capture the events as they unfold.

And all that happens is that their lives go from interesting to cursed.

I really think that I’m more scared of the unknown, the things that I can’t see.  It also allows filmmakers to really use their imaginations.  This movie was a tremendous underdog hit, with a $15K budget.  Talk about a cult classic!  I don’t think I’ve ever been as scared as I was while watching this in the theater (except when I watched Event Horizon; check out my archives for my thoughts on THAT particular gem).

What really got to me?

  1. The Ouija board.  C-C-C-Crazy.  Why do people insist on screwing with stuff they don’t understand?
  2. The powder on the floor.  You can only imagine what kind of creature would leave that particular footprint.
  3. Katie.  Standing and staring.  Chick is nuts.
  4. The unexplained noises: banging, footsteps, change in pitch in the room when the presence enters.  So friggin’ cool.

Scream Meter:  6/10       Things pop out of nowhere.  You jump a lot.

Buddy Meter:    7/10       I couldn’t watch it alone.  No way.  Things that you can’t see that go bump in the night?  That happens a LOT in an apartment complex.  After I saw it in the theaters, I couldn’t go home.  Had to go see people.  That creepy-footed beastie is NOT gonna get me.  Nope.

Overall Rating: 8/10       Loved it.  If it weren’t for the fact that I can’t watch it alone, I’d watch it all the time.

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