Sunday, January 29, 2012

streamed



This franchise continues to satisfy a basic need for cheesy horror. The story works well given the constraints: we only see what the characters manage to capture on VHS tapes. I like the clever introduction of the video cassette recorder on an oscillating fan base--it's fun, and allows for even more delayed gratification, which is something these films do pretty well.

The best thing about Paranormal Activity 3 is its loving recreation of the 80s. The hair, the clothes, the decor, the architecture, the toys, the gadgets and gizmos--it's a nostalgiac romp through what really was another era of peculiar tastes and attitudes. With demons.

Kindle Fire is a great way to stream flicks like this. The picture was excellent, the sound via headphones is perfect, and if I needed to get up and get a beverage I just carried the thing with me without pausing. Take that, 1980s!

3 comments:

fernie said...

Yay me!

Steven Hart said...

The door opened by itself! THIS MOVIE IS MESSING WITH MY MIND! YAAAAAAAHHHH!

Nyarlathotep said...

I know, I know...but I like them for some reason! They capture the banality of hauntings. And they don't rip-off Japanese flicks.