Perhaps oddly for a horror flick, Paranormal Activity is very much a girl’s film — exclaim ‘I’ve just seen the scariest film ever!’ into mobile phone as soon as it’s over — and this is why it needs to be seen in a cinema. Not for the big screen, but for the big screams.
Go into Paranormal Activity without wishing to be scared and you won’t be. Go in believing the hype and you will be.
It’s a simple movie, which begins with an annoying boyfriend buying a high end camera on which to capture things going bump in the night. He obviously succeeds and equally obviously ignores the expert advice not to provoke the demon. You know what comes next.