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Advanced Screening Reviews for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 - Shocking Results!

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 has about as high of a mountain to climb as any other film in history. Mind that I said any film in history, not just horror. Why you ask? Because the original film, that debuted on a shoestring budget, went on to become the highest grosng film (again, not just in horror) of all time. The sequel the went on, again with a modest budget, to do extremely well at the box office.

On top of these hurdles the films themselves are all "POV" point of view films. There is only so much a filmmaker can do with this formula. So as we get into the third installment I personally thought that this may well be the proverbial nail in the PARANORMAL coffin.

Not so fast says Hollywood and film critics. During a special screening at Fantastic Fest, guests were treated to a viewing of PA3. Was it the failure that I expected? Surely more of the same cabinets opening and shutting would get old a third time around.

I was wrong, at least so far according to the tes below:

Variety: A slow-building, stealthily creepy supernatural thriller that takes a teangly indirect approach to generating suspense and escalating dread.

CraveOnline (8/10): It really is the biggest "Paranormal Activity."

Hitfix (8/10): It's more aggresve than the first two films.

Movies: If you liked the first two "Paranormal Activity" films, you will most certainly like "Paranormal Activity 3."

The Playlist (8/10): An effective, crowd-pleang horror film, and a seemingly inevitable box office champ.

/Film (7/10): It will make you jump out of your seat and grab the person next to you for an extended period of time.

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Shakelford, J. Rusty Friday 9/30/2011 at 05:36 AM | 83518
Wow this doesn't look scary at all
ObscureCinema101 Friday 9/30/2011 at 07:17 PM | 83530
This one actually looks somewhat decent. I saw the first one, it was good, but it wasn't great.
horror3747 Sunday 10/02/2011 at 01:42 AM | 83574
I'm definitely stoked to see this. I LOVED the first two films regardless of any flaws they may have and I'm hoping this will live up to my expectations.
RileyRose Sunday 10/02/2011 at 08:05 AM | 83628