Cell phones have changed the way people think, act, and communicate. They’ve also been hell on the horror genre. Smartphones have rendered many classic horror movie tropes ridiculous, or even implausible. However, they’ve also provided opportunities to scare us in new and inventive ways. Let’s look at where modern…
Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As we await the likes of Lights Out and The Woods—both rumored to be nightmare-inducing—later this year, there’s no better time than to look back at what’s scared us the…
One of the biggest complaints about found footage horror films is that they rely too heavily on boring, cheap jump scares to get audience reactions. But these eight examples actually dig deeper—and bring genuine terror to the screen as a result.
Over the past five movies, the Paranormal Activity series has slowly built up a mysterious mythology. Some people think that story has become too complicated, and diverted things too far away from the horror—but the final Paranormal Activity movie brings it all together in a scary, satisfying way.
In 2009, a little movie called Paranormal Activity was released and totally changed the horror movie landscape. Six years, three sequels and one spin-off later, this year’s sixth film, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, will finally end the series.
The producer behind low-budget horror hits like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister, and this week's Unfriended has yet another scary movie in the pipeline, evocatively titled The Gallows.
The San Diego, Calif., home once owned by filmmaker Oren Peli — who famously used it as the set for his low-budget, blockbuster-earning, sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity — was quickly snapped up for $749,000 after going on the market January 21st.
Some might argue that everything that passes for "paranormal" is a hoax. (There's no fun in that, but insist if you must.) But even the biggest unexplained-phenomenon junkies have to admit when a fraud's a fraud ... as the 10 cases below will attest.
Yeah, I know it's not pronounced that way. But it was either this or "It's the Desolation of This Week's DVD and Blu-ray releases!" and I thought this was the less awful of the two options.
Katee Sackhoff wants to play anything in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars. The Paranormal Activity franchise has a plan that's dependent on a bunch more films getting made. And Michael Ealy explains why he hopes Almost Human never addresses race. Plus, photos from the first episodes of The 100, Helix, and Star-Crossed. Spoilers…
There have been precisely 1,179 movies in the Paranormal Activity series, about a fame-whore demon and the feckless humans who capture him on video. It's daunting. But even if you've never seen a PA movie, or you've missed a few, the new spin-off is a great intro to the series. It's fresh, scary and bursting…
With cunning use of cuts and music, Mark Brandon's got us all excited for this year's movies. Everything's going to be epic. Even the Muppets. Actually, especially the Muppets.
The endless Paranormal Activity franchise is branching out, with a spinoff called Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (to be followed, later in the year, by another PA sequel.) And this brand new trailer makes Marked Ones look kind of fun, thanks to the "extreme sports" vibe and the creepy VHS-hoarding neighbor.
Could Amazing Spider-Man 4 be an Avengers-style team movie? Could a Sandman or Fables film be coming soon? Is Chronicle 2 in trouble, and is 20,000 Leagues dead? Plus Brad Bird's Tomorrowland gets its female lead, Gina Carano joins Avengelyne, and Arrow finds a Black Canary. Plus updates on The Crow and Dead Space.
This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap.
Paranormal Activity 4 has done what no other Paranormal Activity has accomplished before it: made me root for the death of this horror franchise. It's criminally boring and horribly stupid. And I love these movies. I love the shtick, love the sisters — hell, I even love the stupid name they gave the demon in the…
Didn't think any more money or plot juice could possibly be squeezed out of the Paranormal Activity franchise? Well, think again! In the new trailer for Paranormal Activity 4, it's all the same ghostly gags, but now with a very young girl wearing small shorts! And we're all uncomfortable!
The Apparition, out today, is a vaguely adequate horror movie in which a young couple struggles with some paranormal-ass activity. Where this movie shines, though, is in showing how braindead the whole "paranormal expert" subgenre of television and movies is.
The supernatural cash cow Paranormal Activity has churned out another addition to the franchise. After the series covered the original couple, the couple's sister, and went back in time to show what happened when the sisters were babies, we thought they ran plum out of story.
The first trailer for The Apparition looks so relentlessly cheesetastic, we can hardly stand it. This movie has everything: feckless scientific researchers who set out to prove that you can summon supernatural entities with the power of the mind, a monster that is sort of like a virus and sort of like a ghost, and a…