PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2
Spooky hauntings are once again the main course in this Paramount Pictures follow-up to Oren Peli's wildly successful supernatural thriller, Paranormal Activity. Kip Williams directs from a script by Michael Perry. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
Director: Tod "Kip" Williams
Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim
Release Date: Oct 22, 2010
Rated: R for some language and brief violent material
Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min.
Genres: Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Paranormal Activity 2 avoids the Blair Witch sequel issue by sticking with what worked so well in the first film. Tod Williams formats his film very much like the bare bones original and opens it up more with more camera angles and is more overt about the demonic goings on. William’s smartly continues to build tension throughout and set ups up the audience for big scares. The script is well crafted and bookends the original offering insight to open story threads from the original along with some fairly shocking reveals. This prequel’s cast is a strong throughout creating an organic naturalistic feel. With a few exceptions they all feel authentic and are believable. The films faults are obvious but not unexpected. The plot is mostly the same as the original and while the scares are bigger they don’t provide the same surprise as the first. The third act is stronger and what seems like the finale is a white knuckle experience that might remind some viewer of REC. All and all if you enjoyed the first and it’s type of none splatter horror then you’ll find plenty to enjoy here.