Director: Oren Peli
With: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Frederichs
First, if you are subject to motion sickness, this film has a lot of hand-held camera movement, so you should avoid it. Otherwise, it’s a nice, tight little horror film.
Paranormal was made for less than $20,000, and relies on character and the creation of suspense and terror. There are no special effects that you couldn’t do at home. Very clever.
But, it never rises above clever. The Blair Witch Project, the most obvious analog, was more psychologically ambitious and involving. Paranormal goes for a simpler but still effective story.