Paranormal Activity 3 Reviews


It has begun! The first reviews for Paranormal Activity 3 have hit the web. The first Paranormal Activity was made for $15,000 and made a staggering $193million at the box office making it the most profitable movie ever made. The $3million follow up Paranormal Activity 2 made $160million proving that fans still wanted more. The question now is how much money will Paranormal Activity 3 make? Secondly what did you think of the movie?

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Movies.com says its more of the same but can also hold its own as a stand alone film. If you liked the first two you will like Paranormal Activity 3 –  If you liked the first two Paranormal Activity films, you will most certainly like Paranormal Activity 3…If you haven’t seen any of the previous PA films, you’re not going to be too confused if you make PA3 your franchise entry point, though you will miss out on the context of it all, which isn’t much of a deal breaker considering the PA franchise is already about stretching your willingness to buy into all the spooky nonsense.

HitFix Hitfix says that the last 15minutes of the film really rock and roll and is a quite effective third film in the Paranormal Film Franchise. – It is effective, no doubt about it.  Joost and Schulman were the filmmakers behind “Catfish,” and this film manages to play its tone fairly realistic.  I like their use of ambient sound, and I think they stage many of the scares very well…The film makes a few big moves early on, and then as it progresses, it definitely keeps turning up the intensity and the reality. 

The last ten or fifteen minutes of the film is where they really let it all swing, and it’s a lot of fun to watch how they stage it and how they play it and what the reality of the film is.  Some of the jumps are predictable, but they throw so much at the audience that it feels like they just plain want to please.  If this was the last of the “Paranormal Activity” films, it would feel like they’d pretty much wrapped it all up.

Indiewire says its works even if it is a shadow of the first two films.  – Paranormal Activity 3” is less effective than its predecessors, but it still works when and how it needs to. As a prequel to a prequel that further explored the supernatural world created by Oren Peli, the film unwittingly reveals the dwindling supply of ideas left to be injected into the franchise, both in conception and execution, even as it offers a finale mostly worthy of its predecessors.

Have these three reviews made you more or less excited to see Paranormal Activity 3? Were you even planning to see it? Sound off in the comments or Bloody Mary will take your soul! Be sure to also checkout the brand new trailer for Paranormal Activity 3 which I posted this morning.


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      1. NoFoundFootage September 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm

        I can see non horror fans buying into this dumb franchise, but it really annoys me when hardcore horror fans drink the Koolaid.

        • Fuckyou October 21, 2011 at 6:19 am

          Dude, Paranormal activity has captured the essence of fear using minimal gore and shock tactics. I personally think that it is one of the most well done horror movies in history. If you thought The Shining was good this is just as.

        • Jaime Laca October 21, 2011 at 11:16 pm

           Just as good as The Shining?????     0.0   BLASPHEMY!!!!!
          You sir, are not allowed to comment ever again. 

      2. Biofreak September 30, 2011 at 4:21 am

        wouldn’t hardcore horror fans tend to dwell into a bit of all franchises? I’ve been a big fan of horror my entire life, but honestly, I quite enjoyed the PA franchise, they can be good fun too

      3. Stisj September 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

        Can’t wait to see this…

      4. Vamp_Slayer September 30, 2011 at 5:49 pm

        I will wait for DVD. The first was good. The second boring, the third looks more boring and looks to lack any sort of creepiness. Using the same scare techniques over and over really makes them ineffective so I have no plans to see this one in theaters though if I hear decent things I will likely check out the DVD. I feel that the films, even the first lack a good punch and I think they could make them a bit crazier.

      5. Paul-gregory666 October 13, 2011 at 11:57 pm

        The trouble with horror trillogy movies is once youve seen the first movie,the element of suprise is gone and the sequels become predictive unless something original is done

      6. MARIYA CRUZ October 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm


      7. Jaime Laca October 21, 2011 at 11:27 pm

        This movie is only 90 minutes or so long and isn’t bogged down with a bunch of nothingness like the other 2. PA3 contains its basic “boo” moments and a lot of old idea’s. Made me laugh more than most comedies would.

        I walked in not expecting much which made the movie slightly
        watchable but, the ending/explanation made absolutely
        no sense. The storyline was the only thing PA3 had going for it at this
        point and they dropped the ball wrapping it up.

        This comment by a critic pretty much sums it all up:

        “if you haven’t seen the first two movies, why are you watching
        this? And if you have seen the first two movies, why do you need to
        watch this?” – Boredom and the need to know the whole story is my excuse.

      8. FamilyGuy1428 October 22, 2011 at 7:12 am

        Solid third movie! I was on edge throughout most of the movie! I liked the cameo of Katie Featherston and Sprague Grayden! Nice introduction into the movie. I will say that trailer #2 that was released for this movie appeared to be some parts of the actual movie blended in with probably deleted scenes. It worked well though because you didn’t see the entire movie in the trailer, you didn’t know what to expect! Well done! I wanted to die when they did Bloody Mary in the mirror!!!! The movie kept my interest peaked, This stuff really gets to me more than anything else! It’s nice to actually be creeped out in a movie, doesn’t happen very often! The ending surprised me too! I can’t say which one I like the best although the second is closer to my favourite, all 3 films are good in their own way! If you loved the first 2 you will love the third! If you hated the first 2 then piss off, why are you rating it again 1 star? LOL

      9. Midnite Maraudrer October 22, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        It was okay. Not trying to spoil anything here, but the ENDING of this film (storyline & sequence of events) seemed very predictable to me, especially if you followed key information closely that derived from PA1 and PA2. It deserved a much better ending and I was expecting to see a more horriffic or catastrophic event to end this movie.  But it certainly delivered in creating great suspense and tension, and really upped the creepiness factor at times, especially building up to the ending.  It also seems that there could be room left for additional sequels since PA3 did NOT make good on the various “cut” scenes shown in trailers (i.e. house fire, apparition/demonic entity/Bloody Mary figure, mysterious death sequences, plus the missing box of VHS tapes/lost film footage shown at the beginning of the movie).