Paranormal Activity 3
It’s 1988. Katie and Kristie are still kids and live with their parents Dennis and Julie in a suburban home, seemingly with no worries what so ever. When a couple of strange incidents happen, Dennis decides to put up some cameras in the house to find out what exactly is going on. As such, he finds out Kristi’s imaginary friend “Toby” isn’t so imaginary but as he keeps watching the tapes, things start to get out of control…
Sound and Vision:
Just like with the previous “Paranormal Activity” movies, the image is supposedly made with amateur cameras and this time even with cameras from the late 80s. As such, the “lost footage” doesn’t look so great, but of course this is intentional. Still, we didn’t spot any compression errors or obnoxious problems that would spoil the fun and for footage that’s supposed to be so old, things look still quite decently.
The soundtrack truly shines. The placing of effects is impeccable and whenever something happens, the volume goes up and the subwoofer starts making your entire living room tremble. A perfect score that supports the atmosphere.
– Scare Montage
– Dennis’ Commercial
Paranormal Activity 3 goes back to the roots of the story, showing us the first encounter of the evil entitity that terrorises the two sisters in the first two movies.
Although the time setting is in the late 80s, the makers did make some sacrifices on authenticty in order to make sure we get images that still look decently on a big screen TV (and cinema of course). As such, PA3 is pretty much similar to watching the first films and that can be said about pretty much the entire experience. There’s nothing really new (except the ending which we won’t spoil) to be found but all the right angles are still being touched and the scare moments are even a little better than before. The soundtrack has been beefed up and provides an even better atmosphere and all in all we can say that if you like parts one and two, you’ll definitely like part 3.
More of the same but tightened up even a bit better, resulting in an at least equally impressive “lost footage” movie. Great stuff with some excellent scares that you really won’t want to miss. If you’re into this genre of course