Paranormal Activity

Rated 2.0

Here we join a young couple as they try to cope with an escalating amount of the titular problem. They set up a video cam to record their bedroom at night, and on reviewing the footage each morning they are disturbed to find that the uglies being bumped in the room aren’t of the typical bedroom variety. Occasionally, someone drops by to tell them to get out. They don’t, of course. Unfortunately, Paranormal Activity doesn’t deliver on much more than its creepy premise. There’s a whole lot of daytime jibber-jabber recorded with the shaky-cam interspersed with brief moments of nighttime goosebumps. Rinse, lather, repeat. Not saying that it’s bad, just that the movie seems like it would be more effective on home viewing, on the couch with someone you’ve been dating only a short time, curled up under a blanket with nothing on except the television as the dark house creaks ominously. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated R