Vlog 10-22-10 – Paranormal Activity 2

The Spoony One | Oct 22 2010 | more notation(s) | 

Put the Ouija Board away, for chrissakes!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait to see this one myself..!

  • Anonymous

    and watching this I got an add for Paranormal Activity 2 at the start, haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/orastella Aileen Mason

    audio is pretty low so far. had to turn my speakers up. watching the vlog now

  • http://www.facebook.com/Treima Jimi Alexander

    Love the shirt!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=549771156 Jeff Strait

    Glad to see your vlog of this. I saw it today and loved it. Seeing your ramblings on it makes me want to see it again. I’d like to see where this paranormal activity series goes next. If they do it right it could be a great October tradition!

  • http://twitter.com/Deimos1984ad Zak Mahmud

    I gotta say I’m impressed with PA2, and a happy Halloween to you too Spoony…..ugh….good luck with the clownshoes show known as Impact

  • Anonymous

    I loved PA1, and I haven’t seen the second, so I stopped watching around the 6:50 mark. PA was about as realistic and close to the actual reports as a ghost movie could get. (I feel somewhat feeble minded saying that, but whatever.) I can’t wait to see the new one. Good review, for what I watched of it. =) The first was probably the only movie I’ve seen that can actually bring chills out of me.

  • Anonymous

    Just tell me one thing.. The fuck is this green stuff on your desk?

    • Anonymous

      That’s a mouse pad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1814045863 Alison Tercero

    Saw Paranormal Activity, and honestly, the whole “unknown entity fucking shit up” scares me more than the big guy with the mask and the machete, or the Freddy, or the murderous doll, and even the J-Horror iconic creepy child doesn’t do it for me anymore. That movie was kind of a breath of fresh air, a ghost/demon movie done well and not outright shoving physical creatures as your face and saying, “HERE! BE SCARED!”

    I’m actually going to see PA2 tomorrow with my friend, and we’re really excited. And this review just made me more so. It’s good to hear what it’s going to be like, and while the whole “demon” thing becomes a much more prominent theme, like the end of the first movie, I think it’ll be good, especially for, as you said, the plot. And I think the prequel thing works pretty nicely if you liked the “OOGGIDY-BOOGIDY” ending of the first one, and even if you didn’t like it, you could say, “Well, I guess she had to have gone somewhere after being possessed.”

    Although definitely, preferred the police ending over the face-scare ending. And literally, a few minutes ago, right before you mentioned it, my friend talked about the throat cutting ending and I had NEVER seen that one! Off to do that right now, but great review Spoony, excited to see the movie, and really excited to yell “FUCK NO.” when it injures the dog. >:D

  • http://www.facebook.com/tjmac510 Travis McCollum

    I saw PA2 and like you, I actually really liked it. The creepy factor, the fear of the unknown, the found footage style of it, I’m just really sold on it. And I’m glad I’m not in some small minority. I don’t need a multi million dollar slasher film in 3D to scare me…just make something that has a great creepy atmosphere and can make you fear without seeing. Not knowing is scarier than knowing.

    Great to hear your thoughts and I’m glad we agree on a movie. I know in the past my reviews haven’t coincided with your thoughts so to see that we actually 100% agree on a movie is really good because I feel we have the same kind of taste in films.

    Keep up the great work

  • http://twitter.com/StainedSorrow BloodStainedSorrow

    I guess i’m going to have to watch this just to see the dog. Dang.

  • Anonymous

    You know the scene from Devil where the hispanic guy throws the toast? His toast rant would have been so much more effective if he had slipped on the toast and cracked his head open on the corner of the table.

  • http://dragonacesg7.livejournal.com/profile Dragons_Dusk

    I’d like to see one of these movies where the “knowledgeable” Hispanic/wise old woman etc. turns out to be working for the evil entity…

  • Anonymous

    I happened to notice from your opened pantry a maple syrup bottle; NECTAR OF CANADA!

    How dare you, sir? How dare you insult my fair land while suckling her nourishing drink from her strong, snowy bosom! May your teeth rot on the sugary deliciousness – to the point of Bobby Clark – while enjoying your DELICIOUS PANCAKES!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NXQH73IAXPN5IMJ2M5PW3ILWY4 WHoo Kid

    looks good.

    soon spoony’s review will be just as long in length, as the movies hes reviewing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-James-Asbury/669005569 William James Asbury

    For me, the first PA movie went way too slow to start and ended way too soon just as it started to pick up. Maybe, this one could make up for that, but, for me, it’s a rental. I’m was glad the ticket to PA was bought for me, haha.

    In explanation, for me, the stuff that Spoony describes, it doesn’t really scary me. The bloody gore of something like Saw or Hostel creeps me out a but and makes me cringe, but that’s about it.

    I feel like I’m going to be the only negative nancy in these comments.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t usually watch these kind of movies but I might just go see it for the dog

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=591805911 Timo Kähkönen

    Hah, I was waiting the whole time if the closet door would start swinging…

    • http://twitter.com/MajorKerina Sarah Jody

      LOL. Me too. I’ve been watching Spoony’s closet suspiciously. Trust no doors!

    • http://twitter.com/MajorKerina Sarah Jody

      LOL. Me too. I’ve been watching Spoony’s closet suspiciously. Trust no doors!

    • http://twitter.com/MajorKerina Sarah Jody

      LOL. Me too. I’ve been watching Spoony’s closet suspiciously. Trust no doors!

    • http://twitter.com/MajorKerina Sarah Jody

      LOL. Me too. I’ve been watching Spoony’s closet suspiciously. Trust no doors!

  • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

    WTF a good sequel?

    • dennett316

      Terminator 2, Aliens, Predator 2, Nightmare on Elm Street 3, Lethal Weapon 2, Childs Play 2, Friday the 13th 4 and 6, Shrek 2, Toy Story 2 and 3, The Exorcist 3, Amityville 2, Dawn and Day of the Dead, Spiderman 2, Blade 2, The Dark Knight, Evil Dead 2 and countless others say “huh?”

      • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

        Now list a GOOD sequel…

        • dennett316

          I already listed several, but Godfather 2 also deserves a mention. As do Wrath of Khan, Empire Strikes Back and even Clerks 2.
          If you can’t find a single good film in this list, then I feel either your taste in movies is suspect or your simply covering for a daft blanket statement that you didn’t think through.

        • dennett316

          I already listed several, but Godfather 2 also deserves a mention. As do Wrath of Khan, Empire Strikes Back and even Clerks 2.
          If you can’t find a single good film in this list, then I feel either your taste in movies is suspect or your simply covering for a daft blanket statement that you didn’t think through.

          • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

            I’ll grant you Empire and Wrath Of Khan. But that’s pretty much it. And I think through whatever I post, so don’t get uppity with me just because you like bad movies.

          • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

            I’ll grant you Empire and Wrath Of Khan. But that’s pretty much it. And I think through whatever I post, so don’t get uppity with me just because you like bad movies.

  • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

    WTF a good sequel?

  • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

    WTF a good sequel?

  • http://thenewyawker.darkbb.com/ Tylarannosaurus Rex

    WTF a good sequel?

  • http://www.facebook.se/people/Robin-Grahm/1235738747 Robin Grahm

    Are you gonna do a review of Poughkepsie (sp?) Tapes?

  • http://twitter.com/Keilloh MASTER OF TIME

    I expect if they put the footage on youtube, they’d get thousands of comments saying:”FAKE! GAY””lol i can c da strings!””hot sxy singles fijso,com“”dis is stupid””I LIEK DA PART WITH THE FAKE GHOST!”

    • http://twitter.com/Bob_inthesky Bobinthesky

      So true.

    • Anonymous

      you have reached enlightenment *insert picture of tommy wiseau* lol add a couple “ROFLMAO”s and a few justin beiber bashing comments and you’ve got your bases covered.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joop-Gal/603546205 Joop Gal

    I do not lay awake at night from strange noises or pesky imps! Because I have a Mexican Girlfriend!

  • http://twitter.com/Seveleniumus Tamsos Valdovas

    What, no UFO ending? What a rip-off!

  • http://twitter.com/rafatchowdhury Rafat Chowdhury

    PA2 was really good but not by itself. see the major fault of sequels is usually A) It has nothing to do with the first one and just kinda has its own little story with the same characters or B) It just takes the faults of the first one and somehow expands it. PA2 on the other hand was really odd in that it really relied completely on the first one. Kinda like Terminator and Terminator 2 however PA2 wont make sense without seeing the first one cuz, based on how its written, the plot points cant really be discussed just outright. It couldnt be like “Hey wife character, werent you haunted as a child for no reason similarly to your sister who is experiencing it now.” “Why yes i was husband character” It would feel realistic especially cuz its a prequel.

    However i was able to figure it out the second i saw Micah and Katie again (and even perfectly called the pussy joke) and basically this movie is filled with jump scares. Yes they are good and well thought out however at the end of the day the movie was just trying to say “Boo!”

    The major fault of the movie for me was the audience. its one of those movies you need a smaller audience with so you dont have as many stupid ass ppl being stupid asses. I swear to god i heard like 10 ppl just in my row not getting the movie and just saying stupid shit.

    • dennett316

      Ahh, but without the tension and atmosphere created by the quieter moments the jump scares would not be so effective…and they are VERY effective in this.

    • dennett316

      Ahh, but without the tension and atmosphere created by the quieter moments the jump scares would not be so effective…and they are VERY effective in this.

  • http://twitter.com/rafatchowdhury Rafat Chowdhury

    PA2 was really good but not by itself. see the major fault of sequels is usually A) It has nothing to do with the first one and just kinda has its own little story with the same characters or B) It just takes the faults of the first one and somehow expands it. PA2 on the other hand was really odd in that it really relied completely on the first one. Kinda like Terminator and Terminator 2 however PA2 wont make sense without seeing the first one cuz, based on how its written, the plot points cant really be discussed just outright. It couldnt be like “Hey wife character, werent you haunted as a child for no reason similarly to your sister who is experiencing it now.” “Why yes i was husband character” It would feel realistic especially cuz its a prequel.

    However i was able to figure it out the second i saw Micah and Katie again (and even perfectly called the pussy joke) and basically this movie is filled with jump scares. Yes they are good and well thought out however at the end of the day the movie was just trying to say “Boo!”

    The major fault of the movie for me was the audience. its one of those movies you need a smaller audience with so you dont have as many stupid ass ppl being stupid asses. I swear to god i heard like 10 ppl just in my row not getting the movie and just saying stupid shit.

  • Anonymous

    I think PA had an alternative ending where the chick kills his husband/boyfriend and starts to sway next to the bed and in the end, police come by to check out and report a dead body which can be heard.

    I like that ending over the original.

  • http://twitter.com/frice2003 Frank Rice

    About the pots…HOW COULD YOU NOT MENTION the one scene with her just sitting in the kitchen. You hear the undertone and know bad shit is about to happen but when the pots aren’t really involved and every other damn thing in the kitchen is…Yeah I jumped out of my chair in the theater that was one of the best misdirections I’ve seen in a horror film ever and it scared me like nothing else I’ve seen in a movie.

    I think your main problem with things feeling more ‘scripted’ was off. In the first movie you have them discover stories about a woman that was possessed off the internet that fits in almost entirely with this situation. That felt ‘scripted’ too but the reason it didn’t feel like cheating so much was the acting was better. Micah and Katie were better actors then everyone but the dog and baby in my opinion in this movie. Not that the new actors were bad they just didn’t connect with me like the actors in the first movie and I thought their actions were somewhat unrealistic. The actors from the first movie did the adlib/couple note per filming day thing far far better then these actors. The same scene in the first movie would’ve worked because the actors could’ve pulled it off unlike here.

    As to your issues with the wise Spanish woman I thought it was plausible. Catholics really do believe in spirits, demons, etc. My grandmother and some really strongly believing Catholics know the basics of what they are supposed to do in that situation. Some of the incense and splashing of oils I personally know just from hearing it talked about. It’s just a basic blessing on the household to protect it from evil spirits. I mean you can call your local Catholic church and ask for a Priest to come and bless your house and they will do so for a nice little donation and it’ll look pretty similar to what she was doing. Her knowing how to eject the demon felt forced and a little ludicrous but the rest of it felt very plausible to me. In fact I quite like the fact that they called for help and dealt with the situation. I felt that was a big problem with the original not calling anybody but the one guy. In this they only called one person true but she knew how to deal with the situation. I still wish they had done something more realistic like calling in clergy or forcing her to go to a Church to be exorcised but that doesn’t work with the filming situation really.

    Your comments on the dog were really spot on. Amazing how well they had him act. I think a lot of it was them just doing the practical effects and the animal not really knowing what to make of them. Poor dog was probably scared like crazy in real life too. The baby I think deserves special mention too. How they got that kid to do those takes amazed me. Where he’s looking at the demon and/or acting on cue to that extreme really impressed me.

    OK your problem with the husband not telling him is actually seemingly very, very intentional. You said you lost the thread of the narrative in it they mentioned that the right they were going to do would specifically send the Demon to the blood relative. So, of course the husband doesn’t want to tell Micah how to send the Demon back he put it on them he basically cursed them to die and be possessed. So the ending where she snaps his neck is very satisfying as he literally does not care. The daughter too sounded like she wanted to stridently argue against this in the same scene and I think she really did argue against it quite a bit but the camera fades out very much in line with the found footage thing so I thought that scene worked really well. The daughter then agrees not to tell anybody because she feels immensely guilty about it but when her half-brother, father, step-mother are all dead she feels more guilty about not sharing the information. Personally, I thought that worked very well. I mean hell it’s very likely that the father from this movie went and planted the picture that he burnt in their houses attic just so he knew the demon would go there. Hell even the cross Katie is holding desperately in the first movie before she succumbs too looks to be the same cross that was used to remove the demon…Could he have planted that too? None of this is seen but it is all subtly and brilliantly implied. You REALLY need to re-watch and carefully listen to that scene and a lot of your issues with it fade away. Guilt and sin in a very real sense is then is what keeps them silent and what in the end damns them all.

    I felt this was better then the first movie far better but for the acting. I really think this is all they need to do though but they’ll probably ruin what I think were two immensely solid films. Good review for the most part hope I explained to you a couple of your complaints at least.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001315265375 Wesley Orias

      I think one of the reasons, beyond covering their own asses, that they didn’t tell Katie was because Katie had told Kris that talking about it just stirs it up. Which Kris relayed to Ali. Which Ali might have thought if they transferred the demon to Katie and kept quiet about it it might loose its power. So it is plausible, to me, that a confused teenager in a situation where her dad is telling her to keep her mouth shut could rationalize that it is for the best.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001315265375 Wesley Orias

      I think one of the reasons, beyond covering their own asses, that they didn’t tell Katie was because Katie had told Kris that talking about it just stirs it up. Which Kris relayed to Ali. Which Ali might have thought if they transferred the demon to Katie and kept quiet about it it might loose its power. So it is plausible, to me, that a confused teenager in a situation where her dad is telling her to keep her mouth shut could rationalize that it is for the best.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001315265375 Wesley Orias

      I think one of the reasons, beyond covering their own asses, that they didn’t tell Katie was because Katie had told Kris that talking about it just stirs it up. Which Kris relayed to Ali. Which Ali might have thought if they transferred the demon to Katie and kept quiet about it it might loose its power. So it is plausible, to me, that a confused teenager in a situation where her dad is telling her to keep her mouth shut could rationalize that it is for the best.

  • Scirocco

    34:45
    I’d have this on fucking yoooooouuuuuutube

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Freddy-Duran/100000817426762 Freddy Duran

    aw spoony…shoulda had the pots rattle and the camara go all nigth vision

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Freddy-Duran/100000817426762 Freddy Duran

    aw spoony…shoulda had the pots rattle and the camara go all nigth vision

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1273391864 Jacob Plackett

    I wish that those possessed people would throw you. Against some Madworld rose bushes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1273391864 Jacob Plackett

    I wish that those possessed people would throw you. Against some Madworld rose bushes.

  • Anonymous

    you should do that dog video you mentioned or something like it for Halloween just you in a blood soaked shirt and say that.

  • Anonymous

    you know what i would love to see form one of these movies is for it to play it totally straight for like the first 90% of the movie dark edgy suspenseful have it come to the climax where everybody is about to die and literally in the last shot have the ghostbusters knock door the down and and take care of shit. release the movie as like a surprise ghostbusters 2.5 under a completely unrelated title like “the haunting of 5th street” or some bs the weekend before ghostbusters 3. If manged to keep it a secret is would be one of the greatest FTW moments of all time and brilliant marketing to boot.

    3 comes out

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      That’d be the best ending ever.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      That’d be the best ending ever.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      That’d be the best ending ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steinar-Dahl/100000410632857 Steinar Dahl

    “I better throw a lemon on this fucking dog”
    such is human nature :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNQUTD4MJTNNBOMHMNELNFNHHA Eric C

    Great review! I’ve found it ironic in horror movies how we can watch our own kind, people, get hacked up, mutilated and so on, and still enjoy it. But yet if animals get harmed we get mad! I’m the same way though. People in the movies deserve it! But animals are awesome!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XNQUTD4MJTNNBOMHMNELNFNHHA Eric C

    Great review! I’ve found it ironic in horror movies how we can watch our own kind, people, get hacked up, mutilated and so on, and still enjoy it. But yet if animals get harmed we get mad! I’m the same way though. People in the movies deserve it! But animals are awesome!

  • Anonymous

    To hell with demonologists or incense, I’m calling in the dudes with the unlicensed nuclear accelerators if this kind of nonsense starts going down.

  • Anonymous

    I hate horror movies, but your positive reviews make me want to watch some of them. Of course, I’m sure that if I tried I’d be reminded what a chicken I am (or should I say chicken wuss? ba-bum-pish), but still…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-TheFish/100000139595167 Jimmy TheFish

      Was that a ff8 reference, CHICKEN WUSS

      • Anonymous

        of course!

      • Anonymous

        of course!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jimmy-TheFish/100000139595167 Jimmy TheFish

      Was that a ff8 reference, CHICKEN WUSS

  • Anonymous

    I hate horror movies, but your positive reviews make me want to watch some of them. Of course, I’m sure that if I tried I’d be reminded what a chicken I am (or should I say chicken wuss? ba-bum-pish), but still…

  • Anonymous

    I hate horror movies, but your positive reviews make me want to watch some of them. Of course, I’m sure that if I tried I’d be reminded what a chicken I am (or should I say chicken wuss? ba-bum-pish), but still…

  • Anonymous

    So let’s say I despise the original and found not one scene beyond the cheap jump scares in some of the endings scary. Would you recommend this one?

    • dennett316

      Obviously not, in fact he said that very thing several times.

    • dennett316

      Obviously not, in fact he said that very thing several times.

    • dennett316

      Obviously not, in fact he said that very thing several times.

  • Anonymous

    So let’s say I despise the original and found not one scene beyond the cheap jump scares in some of the endings scary. Would you recommend this one?

  • http://bluehighwind.blogspot.com/ BlueHighwind

    I thought the pair of enormous tits that Spoony has for an ad on his sidebar were more interesting than this movie. So I didn’t see it.

    By the way, those are ENORMOUS tits. I thought that shit only happened on “Bleach”.

    • Anonymous

      I wish you could be given an award for that comment OMG LMFAO!

      First I lol.. then when I saw this… “I thought that shit only happened on “Bleach”. ” I really LOFL!!!!

    • Anonymous

      I guess you’ve never heard of Eiken…

    • Anonymous

      I guess you’ve never heard of Eiken…

  • Anonymous

    I’m hispanic and my advice would be to get the fuck out of the house & don’t invite me over to help you! It’s less spirituality and more like common sense.

  • Anonymous

    I’m hispanic and my advice would be to get the fuck out of the house & don’t invite me over to help you! It’s less spirituality and more like common sense.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N6CUKDEZ2WD5UHFATVEGJTSN2I Adam Caulfield

    computer at 14:43, spoony’s house is haunted!

  • http://twitter.com/humandoodad humandoodad

    I always like inspecting Spoony’s condiments during these vlogs.

  • http://twitter.com/humandoodad humandoodad

    I always like inspecting Spoony’s condiments during these vlogs.

  • http://twitter.com/humandoodad humandoodad

    I always like inspecting Spoony’s condiments during these vlogs.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah wise Spanish speaker thing seems to be the thing to do in Hollywood. I remember one that had this Hispanic demon hunter lady lose a little boy to the demon then years later she tries to stop it from taking the chick staring in the movie but dies during the seance because the ghost doesn’t get put into a goat or something.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      Drag Me To Hell. Ugh… that movie… even for Sam Raimi I was so disappointed in just how predictable that ending was. 30 minutes to the end and everyone in the theater, even the slow peeps in the back, were pretty much calling the shots. It’s one thing if we see it coming from 5 minutes to when it happened, but the very beginning of the movie seemed to ruin it for us (HEY, LOOK AT THIS COIN, DO YOU SEE THIS COIN? DO YOU? VERY IMPORTANT, KEEP AN EYE ON IT!).

      Shame on you, Sam Raimi, shame on you.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      Drag Me To Hell. Ugh… that movie… even for Sam Raimi I was so disappointed in just how predictable that ending was. 30 minutes to the end and everyone in the theater, even the slow peeps in the back, were pretty much calling the shots. It’s one thing if we see it coming from 5 minutes to when it happened, but the very beginning of the movie seemed to ruin it for us (HEY, LOOK AT THIS COIN, DO YOU SEE THIS COIN? DO YOU? VERY IMPORTANT, KEEP AN EYE ON IT!).

      Shame on you, Sam Raimi, shame on you.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      Drag Me To Hell. Ugh… that movie… even for Sam Raimi I was so disappointed in just how predictable that ending was. 30 minutes to the end and everyone in the theater, even the slow peeps in the back, were pretty much calling the shots. It’s one thing if we see it coming from 5 minutes to when it happened, but the very beginning of the movie seemed to ruin it for us (HEY, LOOK AT THIS COIN, DO YOU SEE THIS COIN? DO YOU? VERY IMPORTANT, KEEP AN EYE ON IT!).

      Shame on you, Sam Raimi, shame on you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Demarest/681880460 Steven Demarest

    The first one scared the crap out of me.. Just watching some of these previews freaked me out so I’ve been checking spoilers to build up a slight resistance to it.. I’m super excited to see it and I’m sure it’ll still get me.. Yeah the end was really hollywoodized and numbed the ending build up for me.. The original ending was more fitting for the movie style.. HAHAHA the demon in OCD about the pool cleaner.. What I don’t like is that I keep hearing that there they don’t show some of the best parts from the trailers in the movie.. Oh well, good review SpoonyOne. Glad to see you back again!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Chapman/100001406750724 Steven Chapman

      trust me dude i tried to do the same as you with spoilers still didn’t help me sleep last night after i saw it lol.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Chapman/100001406750724 Steven Chapman

      trust me dude i tried to do the same as you with spoilers still didn’t help me sleep last night after i saw it lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Demarest/681880460 Steven Demarest

    The first one scared the crap out of me.. Just watching some of these previews freaked me out so I’ve been checking spoilers to build up a slight resistance to it.. I’m super excited to see it and I’m sure it’ll still get me.. Yeah the end was really hollywoodized and numbed the ending build up for me.. The original ending was more fitting for the movie style.. HAHAHA the demon in OCD about the pool cleaner.. What I don’t like is that I keep hearing that there they don’t show some of the best parts from the trailers in the movie.. Oh well, good review SpoonyOne. Glad to see you back again!!

  • Anonymous

    Spoony’s movie reviews and the movie you see are always different. I always got a kick out of that. I see the movie then watch his reviews and I’m like holy crap what movie did all this happen in. Did I just watch the wrong movie. Quarantine was okay but when things come out you need to see the original version… like the foreign one. The American remakes are never as good. Paranormal Activity I never liked so much… just reminded me of the job I had as a Security guard watching people do sh*t on Camera.

  • Anonymous

    Spoony’s movie reviews and the movie you see are always different. I always got a kick out of that. I see the movie then watch his reviews and I’m like holy crap what movie did all this happen in. Did I just watch the wrong movie. Quarantine was okay but when things come out you need to see the original version… like the foreign one. The American remakes are never as good. Paranormal Activity I never liked so much… just reminded me of the job I had as a Security guard watching people do sh*t on Camera.

  • http://twitter.com/Shantalfigueroa Shantal Figueroa

    Haha some folks from South America are extremely superstitious. My mom and my grandma are super suspicious to varying degrees. My family refuses to go into my room when I’m gone for college because they think it’s haunted (My room is in the attic) but yeah.

  • Anonymous

    I was kind of expecting a jump scare from Spoony at the end there.

  • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

    PA and PA2 are best viewed in a theater full for African Americans. Sorry if that seems racist, but damn they make movies 10x more enjoyable.

    I’m still on the fence about this one… I loved the first one, and the second one wasn’t bad, but it almost feels as if it’s trying to undermine the first one. Did we really need an explanation about the demon’s origins, at least with the great-grandmother tidbit? I guess they felt as if they had to ‘explain’ why it was so fixated on the baby, but couldn’t we just be left to assume that the demon is just a pedophile? Or Michael Jackson’s demonic side on the loose? (Massive joke fail right there, but I couldn’t resist)

    The part with Abby made me sad, though… IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALI! Stupid bitch is the one that started it with the Quiji board…

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t find PA or PA2 scary at all but I don’t really have fear of that sorta thing PA and PA2 is aiming for, I like both movies but for wrong reasons I like to riff them. One problem I always felt both movies shared was to create likeable characters, Micah and Daniel was really hard to feel sorry for, Kirsti felt pretty bland to me as did Katie, though I liked Ali, the baby, the dog Abby and the pool cleaner. I also felt one of the weakness in PA2 was that it relied on too many jump scares and spoiled them with the undertone which to me sounded like a drumroll for “something scary is about to happen” so much of the suprise was ruined.

    I however felt that PA2 improved on somethings over PA such as using more people in the setting and kudos for using a German Shepherd, as a owner of two German Shepherds I can tell you that you feel really secure in your home if you got a German Shepherd guarding it, I liked how they used the dog to create a sense of uneasyness in house and it acted quite alike to what how I would expect a German Shepherd to act. I also liked how they tied it to the first which I thought they would completly mess up. Also the framing device for cameras was well done in my opinion, I would probably have liked if they used less of the handheld camera and more of security camera footage.

    Like Spoony said one will like the movies if your into that genre and is scared of that sorta thing that the movies presents, even though I didn’t fall into that crowd I still liked it because I found it hilarious and it’s a really fun movie to riff and I would definitely go see PA3 if it came out.

  • http://twitter.com/joethulhu Joe Hammons

    Looks like Spoony’s got a bit of paranormal activity going on around him, too… Look at the top of the closet at about 21:15.

  • http://twitter.com/joethulhu Joe Hammons

    Looks like Spoony’s got a bit of paranormal activity going on around him, too… Look at the top of the closet at about 21:15.

  • http://twitter.com/GLJeremy Jeremy Ewing

    I know it sounds crazy, so you can.. uh.. just pretend I am joking or whatever, but Spoony, thank you for the lemon thing. It jst saved my life a couple hours ago. Just kidding. Or not.

    Damn dog demons.

  • http://twitter.com/GLJeremy Jeremy Ewing

    I know it sounds crazy, so you can.. uh.. just pretend I am joking or whatever, but Spoony, thank you for the lemon thing. It jst saved my life a couple hours ago. Just kidding. Or not.

    Damn dog demons.

  • http://twitter.com/GLJeremy Jeremy Ewing

    I know it sounds crazy, so you can.. uh.. just pretend I am joking or whatever, but Spoony, thank you for the lemon thing. It jst saved my life a couple hours ago. Just kidding. Or not.

    Damn dog demons.

  • http://twitter.com/bearwolfz Björn Karlsson

    is that some weed next to the colacan?

  • http://twitter.com/bearwolfz Björn Karlsson

    is that some weed next to the colacan?

  • http://twitter.com/bearwolfz Björn Karlsson

    is that some weed next to the colacan?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-Armstrong/540276006 Alan Armstrong

    Your recording volume for this particular camera shot appears to be less than previous ones.

    Actually have had to hook up old speakers for amplification.

  • Anonymous

    This movie just goes to show you what happens when one doesn’t Beware The Sacrilege.

  • Anonymous

    Well.. I am legend is getting a sequel cause of the alternate ending which was much better in my oh so great opinion. And the crappy one was shown in the theaters so yeah. WROOOOONG

  • Anonymous

    Well.. I am legend is getting a sequel cause of the alternate ending which was much better in my oh so great opinion. And the crappy one was shown in the theaters so yeah. WROOOOONG

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001803153003 Brett Neufeld

    I wonder what you would think of the ‘Marble Hornets’ series? It’s the same kind of horror, the kind that plays off of fear of the unknown rather than fear of pain, death gore or gross images.

    • Anonymous

      Heh, didn’t see your post, but I mentioned the same thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001803153003 Brett Neufeld

    I wonder what you would think of the ‘Marble Hornets’ series? It’s the same kind of horror, the kind that plays off of fear of the unknown rather than fear of pain, death gore or gross images.

  • http://www.facebook.com/MaskedRomantic John Ellison

    I enjoyed this film. This movie is not for everyone and I do agree with others that this film is not really as scary as many other movies. Paranormal Activity 2 is more of a theater movie for me. Take your girlfriend and have her hold you when she get’s scared.

  • Anonymous

    I see your salad dressing, Spoons! And your Rice-a-Roni. You dirty, dirty girl.

  • Anonymous

    I see your salad dressing, Spoons! And your Rice-a-Roni. You dirty, dirty girl.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

    I find Spoony’s logic hilarious.
    Hockey masked, machete wielding maniac breaking into your house = not scary.
    Floors creaking and slow rocking doors = scary.

    • Anonymous

      Think about it.

      1: What are the odds of you finding a hockey masked, machete wielding maniac in your house and it NOT being an asshole friend trying to scare you on Halloween?
      2: What are the odds of creepy sounds and things happening your house and it NEVER BEING EXPLAINED?

      • Anonymous

        Uh…the odds of no.1 happening are actually pretty high in my neighborhood.

        I swear, I didn’t know the apartment was built over a cursed lakeside camp ground, which just happened to have a sunken junkyard with the body of a roasted child molester which was built atop the workshop that made the Hellraiser puzzle boxes!

        • dennett316

          Well, that was some epic lying from the real estate guy there….you may be able to sue.

        • dennett316

          Well, that was some epic lying from the real estate guy there….you may be able to sue.

        • dennett316

          Well, that was some epic lying from the real estate guy there….you may be able to sue.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

        Depends. If you live in the ghetto it is definitely more possible that a machete wielding maniac is trying to break into your house and those sounds you hear at night are just maintenance problems because you live in a slum lord’s building.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

        Depends. If you live in the ghetto it is definitely more possible that a machete wielding maniac is trying to break into your house and those sounds you hear at night are just maintenance problems because you live in a slum lord’s building.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

        Depends. If you live in the ghetto it is definitely more possible that a machete wielding maniac is trying to break into your house and those sounds you hear at night are just maintenance problems because you live in a slum lord’s building.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashley-Anderson/100001614906089 Ashley Anderson

      You don’t seem to get it.
      The fear lies in what our mind creates. What we think up in our heads will always be infinitely more scary than whatever is shown to us. The only way this doesn’t apply to you is if you have no imagination.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

        You don’t seem to get my post.
        I just found a little humor in Spoony’s horror preference.

        But if you’re making a reference to PA with the whole “fear lies in what our mind creates” than you would be wrong. In more ways than one. The base of all fears is what we don’t understand. PA does this by giving us an invisible creature that has a fetish for vandalism.

        It has nothing to do with the imagination of people who don’t find this movie scary. It’s more like a question of what you find believable. Are those night sounds the sound of temperature and humidity effecting your floors and attics or is it some invincible demon monster that chokes your dog and takes your child?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashley-Anderson/100001614906089 Ashley Anderson

      You don’t seem to get it.
      The fear lies in what our mind creates. What we think up in our heads will always be infinitely more scary than whatever is shown to us. The only way this doesn’t apply to you is if you have no imagination.

    • Anonymous

      “Floors creaking and slow rocking doors = scary”

      Tell me about it…Spoony must sh*t his pants when he watches “This Old House”.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

    I find Spoony’s logic hilarious.
    Hockey masked, machete wielding maniac breaking into your house = not scary.
    Floors creaking and slow rocking doors = scary.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

    I find Spoony’s logic hilarious.
    Hockey masked, machete wielding maniac breaking into your house = not scary.
    Floors creaking and slow rocking doors = scary.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

    I find Spoony’s logic hilarious.
    Hockey masked, machete wielding maniac breaking into your house = not scary.
    Floors creaking and slow rocking doors = scary.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32CEYXEK7EU2MSF44HOIHZP2QQ herbert

    I find Spoony’s logic hilarious.
    Hockey masked, machete wielding maniac breaking into your house = not scary.
    Floors creaking and slow rocking doors = scary.

  • Anonymous

    Y’know what, yeah. I’d look at you weird for a cryptic thing like that, but if it came up, about the only reason I’d wait to chuck that lemon would be in order to walk to the store to buy one.

    Anyways, much like the first one, it’s really not my kind of movie, but with your recommendation behind it, if my girlfriend was watching it, I’d probably just go into the next room over rather than the next house over XD

  • Anonymous

    Y’know what, yeah. I’d look at you weird for a cryptic thing like that, but if it came up, about the only reason I’d wait to chuck that lemon would be in order to walk to the store to buy one.

    Anyways, much like the first one, it’s really not my kind of movie, but with your recommendation behind it, if my girlfriend was watching it, I’d probably just go into the next room over rather than the next house over XD

  • Anonymous

    Y’know what, yeah. I’d look at you weird for a cryptic thing like that, but if it came up, about the only reason I’d wait to chuck that lemon would be in order to walk to the store to buy one.

    Anyways, much like the first one, it’s really not my kind of movie, but with your recommendation behind it, if my girlfriend was watching it, I’d probably just go into the next room over rather than the next house over XD

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EAHJQLWDK2FA2HUMUXGP2RQ7B4 Alexander Alexander

    Fuck. Gotta buy lemons.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a review on The Escapist (good ol’ Movie Bob) that didn’t put Paranormal Activity 2 in such a kind light. I suspect I’ll have to see this one to make up my own determination, as I enjoyed the first one for most of the same reasons you listed, Spoony. It’s going to be a Netflix selection, however, and not a movie outing.

    You know, they used to believe that you’d become a vampire upon dying if you had red hair. Makes about as much sense as fighting demons with lemons.

  • Anonymous

    I saw a review on The Escapist (good ol’ Movie Bob) that didn’t put Paranormal Activity 2 in such a kind light. I suspect I’ll have to see this one to make up my own determination, as I enjoyed the first one for most of the same reasons you listed, Spoony. It’s going to be a Netflix selection, however, and not a movie outing.

    You know, they used to believe that you’d become a vampire upon dying if you had red hair. Makes about as much sense as fighting demons with lemons.

  • http://lunayoshi.deviantart.com/ Stephanie

    Oh Spoony, you are a god among gods. I went and saw this with the BF and another friend, and half the experience was ruined by lame-o teenagers jumping at EVERYTHING. No, not jump-scares, but by PEOPLE WALKING IN FROM ANOTHER ROOM. It was total BS.

    All the same, I loved probably as much as you did. The entire theatre was jumping in their seats during certain “scares.” The BF hated the “Cloverfield” shots (in the basement), but oh well. The other friend was grasping on my arm like he was gonna die from this frickin’ scary movie. THAT is an impact, my friend.

    Personal favorite (spoilers): Getting dragged down the stairs, just like the first movie. Then wrestling free, but NOPE, MORE DRAGGING DOWN THE STAIRS. HOLY SHIT!!! Was NOT expecting that! Admittedly, I was disappointed in the fact that there wasn’t any “stuff is happening in this realm but not in the ‘mirror’ realm” despite the promotional pictures, but oh well.

    And I think the fake scare you were thinking of was the husband doing the “lolz esploding pool cleaner” bit? But I could be wrong.

    Personally, when they revealed that it was a prequel and we got to see Micah again made me happy. Katie and (not so much) Micah made me like this movie way more. Babies don’t do it for me, nor did the actress playing Kristi. The dog, though… I was ready to cry when it tried to tackle the demon and made that god-awful sound. Poor puppy. :(

    It appears you’re feeling better, judging by the amount of videos you’ve put up lately ( haven’t had a chance to watch them yet. ) I’m glad. You amuse so many people, I hope you can keep it up despite whatever’s ailing you, man.

    SPOILER AGAIN: The point at which the sister/wife is staring through the kitchen window (for no apparent reason) stands there for a few seconds and EVERY DOOR IN THE KITCHEN FLIES OPEN… The ENTIRE THEATRE, skeptical or not, jumped in their seats. It was awesome.

    Thank you for reviewing this. I’m happy to see I’m not the only one who thought that it wasn’t total bullshit. Gonna go vote for you at the Mashables again. <3

  • http://twitter.com/thebluesader AJ

    “Fuck the pans!”

    And a new Spoony-ism is born!

    I understand and agree about the hanging pans. Even without ghosts, the chances of one falling off and crashing to the floor in the middle of the night is enough reason to STICK THE DAMN THINGS IN THE DRAWER UNDER THE OVEN.

  • Anonymous

    It seems that if you’ve got something haunting you, you can always find a compendium on demonology that is 100% accurate and incredibly detailed.

    I think it’d be incredibly funny if someone got it wrong and instead of “yeah, just get’em to swallow some salt water that’s had an old wooden cross soaking in it for about half an hour and that shit’ll be gone” you get “Thou must take the possessed into the house of god and henceforth brand the mark of the cross on their skin seven times before dowsing them in holy water and electrocuting them with a 1000 volts.”

  • Anonymous

    What the absolute fuck? My name is Hunter and my dog – who was extremley protective – was named Abby.

    Weird shit.

  • Anonymous

    Being Latina (Puerto Rican) I will tell you, on the demonology stuff, YES. Because either someone in your family practices Santeria or knows someone who has a family member who does. Glasses of water behind doors to keep out ghosts and all that stuff. That’s hysterical.

    • Anonymous

      “Glasses of water behind doors to keep out ghosts and all that stuff.”

      ….unless the ghost/demon was killed by drowning in their former life. Then glasses of water just piss them off and they’ll start wailing on you with your family photo album while you try to sleep. Yeah, I had those too in my family.

      (Cuban here,btw)

      I had a madrina who was a Santera and she believed that my great uncle was being menaced by a ghost in his house. My uncle (a Catholic and a survivor of the Communist purges in Cuba) responded to her insistence that he needed to place a lit cigar by an open bottle of rum by saying: “I survived Guevara. I escaped Castro. I dodged the bullets of the Communists. There is nothing on this Earth, in Hell, made by either the hands of the Devil or the hands of man which scare me anymore. If this ghost wants my rum and my cigars, then he can pucker his rotting lips and kiss my ass.”

      • Anonymous

        :) I like your uncle. But superstition or no- anything that lets me smoke a cigar in my mother’s house without her fussing at me is fine by me. But when people start talking in antiquated Spanish dialects, that’s when I leave the house, you know?

        • Anonymous

          What, talking like Cervantes you mean?

          …or just using vosotros?

          • Anonymous

            There’s a padrino who speaks in this Puerto Rican spanish during misas that’s so obscure that even the fluent Spanish speakers in the house have no clue what he’s saying. I’m not sure what’s up with that.

          • Anonymous

            Question: Do you know what part of the PR he’s from?

            Por que a veces en areas como Mayaguez se mezclan el Creole (de immigrantes Haitianos) y el Espanol.

            That could be the issue…?

    • Anonymous

      “Glasses of water behind doors to keep out ghosts and all that stuff.”

      ….unless the ghost/demon was killed by drowning in their former life. Then glasses of water just piss them off and they’ll start wailing on you with your family photo album while you try to sleep. Yeah, I had those too in my family.

      (Cuban here,btw)

      I had a madrina who was a Santera and she believed that my great uncle was being menaced by a ghost in his house. My uncle (a Catholic and a survivor of the Communist purges in Cuba) responded to her insistence that he needed to place a lit cigar by an open bottle of rum by saying: “I survived Guevara. I escaped Castro. I dodged the bullets of the Communists. There is nothing on this Earth, in Hell, made by either the hands of the Devil or the hands of man which scare me anymore. If this ghost wants my rum and my cigars, then he can pucker his rotting lips and kiss my ass.”

    • Anonymous

      “Glasses of water behind doors to keep out ghosts and all that stuff.”

      ….unless the ghost/demon was killed by drowning in their former life. Then glasses of water just piss them off and they’ll start wailing on you with your family photo album while you try to sleep. Yeah, I had those too in my family.

      (Cuban here,btw)

      I had a madrina who was a Santera and she believed that my great uncle was being menaced by a ghost in his house. My uncle (a Catholic and a survivor of the Communist purges in Cuba) responded to her insistence that he needed to place a lit cigar by an open bottle of rum by saying: “I survived Guevara. I escaped Castro. I dodged the bullets of the Communists. There is nothing on this Earth, in Hell, made by either the hands of the Devil or the hands of man which scare me anymore. If this ghost wants my rum and my cigars, then he can pucker his rotting lips and kiss my ass.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HOVAYYJGTO66UT6VURXR5QXTHA Nicholas

    Enjoyed the review, only thing else I’d want to add is my opinion on the ‘father/daughter’ talk at the end. The whole ‘we can’t tell anybody about this’ i think was justified. The daughter makes a comment that basically says ‘if you do this, dad, you’re going to send that thing after Katie’ And the father’s response was what I find to be legitimate, basically boiling down to ‘to hell with her sister, I’m saving my wife and my son.’ So I don’t think he’d want people to know that he sacrificed other people for his own safety, others might not look to kindly on that. Everything else aside, you were spot on with this review…sniff…poor dog.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of “found footage” horror movies, have you ever seen the internet video project Marble Hornets or any of the other Slender Man video projects? If you haven’t, you should check them out.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of “found footage” horror movies, have you ever seen the internet video project Marble Hornets or any of the other Slender Man video projects? If you haven’t, you should check them out.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of “found footage” horror movies, have you ever seen the internet video project Marble Hornets or any of the other Slender Man video projects? If you haven’t, you should check them out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Jones/1439561166 Timothy Jones

    I still gotta disagree with you on this movie franchise. BLEH. I’d rather watch that creepy 70′s movie “Santa Claus”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keegan-Smith/100000968724642 Keegan Smith

    The thing about the dad going “Oh it’ll just go somewhere else” was basically to describe what was happening. The maid was helping them prepare some sort of ritual and describing what it would do. The only way to get rid of it apparently was to pass it over to a blood relative or some bullshit like that.

    Yeah, didn’t make much sense but what the hell, right? Gotta set up the first movie somehow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Thomas/100000559222158 Mark Thomas

    Critic: But what about Abby!?
    Abby will live!

  • Anonymous

    The hanging pans: it was either going to be wind chimes, drapes, or hanging pans that either rustle when the “spirits” pass or fly at people’s heads, and the film makers chose the thing that hurts the most. Why have hanging pans? Ask the people who write the home decorating magazines. It also emphasizes how clueless these people are when they have weird poltergeist-like stuff happening and they haven’t secured the crockery.

    The “knowing” Hispanic woman: she is the melding of the wise old Indian in “Poltergeist II” with the short psychic lady in “Poltergeist”, or maybe the psychic Polish lady in “Deathtrap”….it really doesn’t matter, but these movies need to have a foreign Yoda, and now that Catholic priests are untouchable, you have to get somebody who knows Santeria, Voudoun, or some BS made up for the movie. Really she is the movie’s stand in for a Dr. Van Helsing-style character; the exotic outsider with the esoteric knowledge capable of drawing the plot to a conclusion.

    The scene in the basement: somebody saw “The Blair Witch Project” ending and though that was cool, so they put something like it in this. This happens all the time in genre movies; that cheezeball epic “Memphis Belle” (WWII bomber movie from 1991, not the 1943 documentary) was made up of bits of “The Dam Busters”, “The War Lover”, “12 O’clock High”, “30 seconds over Tokyo”, even bits of the trench sequence in “Star Wars”…..in reality, the B-17 made it back without a scratch; in the movie, it’s shot to pieces (to sledgehammer the idea that bombing runs are dangerious. Well, duh.) What’s worse with sequels are that they can go back to the well too many times; anybody ever watch “Airplane II” just after seeing “Airplane”? It’s the same movie, but with “space” jokes.

  • Anonymous

    I had a couple problems with this movie: first, DID NO ONE THINK TO PRAY? It would seem like SOMEONE would be like “oh a demon? well, maybe we should pray to make it leave!” All they had was a small wooden cross covered in oil or whatever.

    Second, they killed off the dog. WTF. he was pretty much the best character in the movie.

    Also, as an aside, this movie is a whole lot scarier if you actually believe in demons.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      I don’t think Abby dies, at least it’s never really confirmed. They mentioned that she was still at the vet by the time the husband battled with the demon, but you never saw Abby again after that nor at the end when Katie goes rambo on the family. Unless I missed the part where they flat out said “Abby died”. Also, I don’t think Kristi or her husband were Christians, or even GOOD Christians, for that matter. The Hispanic nanny was obviously Catholic, but I don’t think the rest of the family was. Believe it or not, not EVERY family in America is Christian. As a Roman Catholic myself, though, I would have pulled the rosary from my drawer and got immediately to praying. Let’s see how this demon fairs against a hundred Hail Mary’s!

      • Anonymous

        What? Not everyone is a christian? OMFG.

        But yeah. I don’t recall that Abby died, but since you never saw her again, and she has no more bearing on anything, I figured it’s basically killing off the character. Not literally, but you know. And even though they weren’t christians, the daughter did some digging and throughout all of her searching she never found any sort of videos, or documents, or anything that would lead her to the conclusion of prayer? Heck, the nanny could’ve told everybody to start praying, which would have been more logical. And since the demon has an affinity for Hunter (since that’s where many of its shenanigans happen) they could’ve prayed there. but I doubt they put it together (besides Ali, but she never told anyone).

        AlthoughI’m still confused about how a demon would go about taking the infants soul. It doesn’t know what evil is, so if it were to die, wouldn’t it go to heaven, which would put quite the damper on ol’ Drag McPossesface’s plans?

        • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

          I get what you’re saying, but religion is a very hot topic with some peeps, the mere thought of someone who normally doesn’t accept it to be told to pray would get them ranting and raving for a couple of hours. Tell an atheist with a terminal illness that praying will save his life, and he’ll pretty much tell you to bugger off, even if it legitimately would save his life somehow.

          And I guess the fact that the baby suffers is kind of like the Christian’s view of the original sin, if you believe that everyone is born in sin thanks to a foolish mistake that Adam and Eve made. Works the same here; great-grandmother is the one that committed the sin, but the baby is still going to suffer for it. That’s my guess.

          Not trying to debunk you or anything hostile. I just know a lot of atheist that would rather die than to believe in God or pray for a split second.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            To ChibiGingi’s response to mcninja:

            What makes you think the baby’s going to suffer? For all we know, Katie may just raise the child by herself and bring it up as an evil demon child. Ok, maybe his “eternal soul” may suffer, if you’re religious, but if the kid is raised by her, he’s going to be raised with a completely different set of values, so he isn’t really going to suffer.

          • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

            But it’s not being raised by Katie, but the demon. I mean, unless the demon really just has a soft spot for baby boys or something, that kid is in for a world of pain. Then again, they did leave it off to where it COULD be a trilogy… now, watch as Demon possessed Katie goes through the hassle of raising a kid on her/its own… imagine her trying to get a job when possessed by a demon. That should be fun.

            Robot Chicken, get on this.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            Well, that’s what I mean. We don’t know the motives of this demon. I mean, our assumptions would lead us to believe that it either wants to eat the baby or torture it, but what if it just wants to raise a family of its own… to do evil demonic things? Yeah, it’s silly, but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility. There’s so many ways to go about this story that it’s kinda rediculous. Who knows, maybe in the next movie, the demon might scare itself up a spouse… somehow… I don’t know.

          • dennett316

            Well, did you hear the baby as Demon Katie was taking him away? He wasn’t in pain, he was laughing…I think the implication is rather than reaping his soul, the demon is corrupting it.

          • Anonymous

            Corrupting his soul?

            Oh my God! The demon is with the Green Party! X0

          • dennett316

            Well, did you hear the baby as Demon Katie was taking him away? He wasn’t in pain, he was laughing…I think the implication is rather than reaping his soul, the demon is corrupting it.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            Well, that’s what I mean. We don’t know the motives of this demon. I mean, our assumptions would lead us to believe that it either wants to eat the baby or torture it, but what if it just wants to raise a family of its own… to do evil demonic things? Yeah, it’s silly, but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility. There’s so many ways to go about this story that it’s kinda rediculous. Who knows, maybe in the next movie, the demon might scare itself up a spouse… somehow… I don’t know.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            Well, that’s what I mean. We don’t know the motives of this demon. I mean, our assumptions would lead us to believe that it either wants to eat the baby or torture it, but what if it just wants to raise a family of its own… to do evil demonic things? Yeah, it’s silly, but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility. There’s so many ways to go about this story that it’s kinda rediculous. Who knows, maybe in the next movie, the demon might scare itself up a spouse… somehow… I don’t know.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            Well, that’s what I mean. We don’t know the motives of this demon. I mean, our assumptions would lead us to believe that it either wants to eat the baby or torture it, but what if it just wants to raise a family of its own… to do evil demonic things? Yeah, it’s silly, but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility. There’s so many ways to go about this story that it’s kinda rediculous. Who knows, maybe in the next movie, the demon might scare itself up a spouse… somehow… I don’t know.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            Well, that’s what I mean. We don’t know the motives of this demon. I mean, our assumptions would lead us to believe that it either wants to eat the baby or torture it, but what if it just wants to raise a family of its own… to do evil demonic things? Yeah, it’s silly, but it’s certainly not outside the realm of possibility. There’s so many ways to go about this story that it’s kinda rediculous. Who knows, maybe in the next movie, the demon might scare itself up a spouse… somehow… I don’t know.

          • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

            But it’s not being raised by Katie, but the demon. I mean, unless the demon really just has a soft spot for baby boys or something, that kid is in for a world of pain. Then again, they did leave it off to where it COULD be a trilogy… now, watch as Demon possessed Katie goes through the hassle of raising a kid on her/its own… imagine her trying to get a job when possessed by a demon. That should be fun.

            Robot Chicken, get on this.

          • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KNVPRFN4I6T62MS4E24TGCIV2Y Oni

            To ChibiGingi’s response to mcninja:

            What makes you think the baby’s going to suffer? For all we know, Katie may just raise the child by herself and bring it up as an evil demon child. Ok, maybe his “eternal soul” may suffer, if you’re religious, but if the kid is raised by her, he’s going to be raised with a completely different set of values, so he isn’t really going to suffer.

      • Anonymous

        Me? I would just call up Sister Marie.

        Sister Marie-Louise was this Nun with the Order of St. Claire who used to work in my old parish. Trust me: if God has a agent to terrorize the forces of the Adversary, it comes in the form of that woman.

        Sweet lady, very devoted to helping the marginalized and very pius, but boy…if you started a fight or were selling drugs near the church, it was like a preview of Armageddon. One time, I got jumped by some punk with the Latin Kings. She broke up the fight and gave us an earful. He flipped her off and walked away, but not before saying he would kill her if she crossed him again.

        So, she runs after him and continues to read him the riot act. He pulls a knife on her, takes a swing, and before I can even react he gets put in the most excruciating hold I had ever seen. After he’s reduced to tears (and drops the knife), she tells him that if he ever returns to the church it had better be for confession or services.

        Guy never came back.

        Even if she is getting on in years, I know that even today she would’ve probably had this demon squealing like a pig within five minutes.

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      I don’t think Abby dies, at least it’s never really confirmed. They mentioned that she was still at the vet by the time the husband battled with the demon, but you never saw Abby again after that nor at the end when Katie goes rambo on the family. Unless I missed the part where they flat out said “Abby died”. Also, I don’t think Kristi or her husband were Christians, or even GOOD Christians, for that matter. The Hispanic nanny was obviously Catholic, but I don’t think the rest of the family was. Believe it or not, not EVERY family in America is Christian. As a Roman Catholic myself, though, I would have pulled the rosary from my drawer and got immediately to praying. Let’s see how this demon fairs against a hundred Hail Mary’s!

    • http://www.deviantart.com/chibigingi ChibiGingi

      I don’t think Abby dies, at least it’s never really confirmed. They mentioned that she was still at the vet by the time the husband battled with the demon, but you never saw Abby again after that nor at the end when Katie goes rambo on the family. Unless I missed the part where they flat out said “Abby died”. Also, I don’t think Kristi or her husband were Christians, or even GOOD Christians, for that matter. The Hispanic nanny was obviously Catholic, but I don’t think the rest of the family was. Believe it or not, not EVERY family in America is Christian. As a Roman Catholic myself, though, I would have pulled the rosary from my drawer and got immediately to praying. Let’s see how this demon fairs against a hundred Hail Mary’s!

  • Anonymous

    I think the lessons from this review are simple.Throw a lemon at it and always listen to the house keeper.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly I disliked the original Blair Witch. Maybe it was because I didn’t see it in the theater, and just saw it at home. In this case I just have to agree to disagree with you Spoony, because I like BW2 far more than it’s original, because I’m a traditional horror movie fan.

    I thought Paranormal Activity looked dumb. I felt when they have to show the audience being scared, it’s fail. It just didn’t appeal to me.

    But like you said, if you find this kind of stuff scary great, if not, then don’t see it. I appreciate your thoughts on this, it just doesn’t appeal to me. It’s why I don’t watch Ghost Hunters. I’m too spiritual to fear lost souls.

  • http://twitter.com/0liverTwisted Ollie Hansén

    Wow, I enjoyed this review far more than the movie itself. The retelling of it was amazing. I just don’t know how he does it. I can just listen to Spoony for ages. I mean, it is just a guy talking, how can it be so damn entertaining!?!

    And guys, don’t forget to nominate Spoony for the Open Web awards so this Jaybombom, or whatever the name is, does not take Spoony’s place.

  • http://twitter.com/0liverTwisted Ollie Hansén

    Wow, I enjoyed this review far more than the movie itself. The retelling of it was amazing. I just don’t know how he does it. I can just listen to Spoony for ages. I mean, it is just a guy talking, how can it be so damn entertaining!?!

    And guys, don’t forget to nominate Spoony for the Open Web awards so this Jaybombom, or whatever the name is, does not take Spoony’s place.

  • Anonymous

    Some paranormal activity is going on with your monitor. Maybe you should google for demons.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OIUUB3WNSDSUVSDZKMJMRFBQ7Q Charles

    Hey Spoony, you ever browse /b/?

    • Anonymous

      /b/?

      he has /s/ his own website and forums why waste time with that garbage?

    • Anonymous

      /b/?

      he has /s/ his own website and forums why waste time with that garbage?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1552345777 James English

    I seriously want to see a serious 2 minute video of Spoony telling us all to throw lemons at our talking dogs :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/martychapman Marty Chapman

    BUT WHAT ABOUT BOOMER!?!?!?!

    Boomer will live.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah lol was surprised Spoony acted like this was the first time a movie has tried to make the Dog the character you actually worry about.

  • http://twitter.com/random_ninja5 Eric Hesselberg

    I just saw PA2 last night with my fiancee, first off I would like to agree with Spoony that it was done very well. I have to hand it to the filmmakers. The dog and the baby were the best of the ensemble, especially since those two types are usually the most difficult. I also have to agree that a bit of the movie seemed fakey. In my eye, most of the hand-held camera stuff once the haunting began seemed fakey. I mean, why would you pick up the camera and film some of that particular stuff. I can understand the night vision at the end, because the husband needed to be able to see in the dark, but the stuff with the daughter surfing the web for haunting FAQs didn’t sell me. There were other bits as well where it seemed the adults seemed to anticipate the coming scare. There’s a scene where the wife is waiting for her teapot to boil so she sits at the island and reads a magazine. She places her cup on the island’s counter then moves it further away from her. Why? So she wouldn’t knock it over when she jumped out of the seat when the cabinets burst open. And speaking of that cup it somehow disappears when the camera angle changed from the kitchen to the living room. And on that note, there are a lot of continuity errors within that damn kitchen. Such as the pots being on different hooks, stuff on the island being in different positions or even removed entirely or set aside by the sink. Here’s one that stands out: when the wife get possessed and the daughter calls the dad, we clearly see a bowl of apples on the island. After the dad arrives, and sees that somethings wrong with the wife, we see that somehow the apples have been moved to the counter and there is a cutting board on the island. (as sarcastically as possible) oh I’m sure in their concern about the wife and then calling the mystical Latina housekeeper Martine (een) they found the time to casually move the apples and get out the cutting board to prepare dinner. There are others, but that one just stuck out the most to me. Also going back to the teapot. When it is whistling there is no steam spewing from the spout. I am an avid tea drinker ( a tea toddler if you will) and as the case, boil the water for my tea in a kettle. When it whistles there is always steam, but not in this movie. Plus it happens too fast. It takes much longer for water to boil than the movie showed. It’s mainly because of the many continuity errors that I was unable to suspend my disbelief. Of course I went in without it being suspended. However my fiancee went in thinking it was real and until she began to notice the errors as well, was thoroughly scared by it. They rarely checked the security footage. If I was in that house I would so be checking the footage every day to see what the egg was going on. But they don’t, and a lot of stuff wouldn’t have come up if they just checked the damn video. One big thing that urked me was that the movie prepared you for the scare. Before each scare, there is an crescendoing bass rumble. I think it would have been scarier if we weren’t prepared for it. And of course the obvious CG baby in one scene. This also goes to a continuity error in which we see the baby asleep in the middle of the crib as the dog hears a noise down stairs. The dog goes to investigate and the camera follows. When the camera returns to the baby’s room, not a few seconds later, the (CG) baby is now at the head of the crib. This is where the demon drags the (CG) baby and lifts him up against the bars at the foot of the crib. The CG effect was close but no cigar.Enough talking about what I didn’t like. I like how until the latter part of the movie, it plays on everyone’s natural fears of the unknown. Noises, doors open, a baby mobile that moves when no one is looking, etc. I really like that there is no music. It helps with the realism that the filmmakers were going for. Even during the credits, it was just that rumbling noise that accompanied all the scares. Oh BTW my favorite moment was when the husband scared the wife and daughter with the pool cleaner. I knew it was coming from the way the shot was set up. i sat in my chair thinking “immature jump scare in 3..2..1..” and splash I was right on time. But I still enjoyed it. Like I said, the acting is really good, it seems real rather than rehearsed, apart form the aforementioned teacup incident, and there is no uncomfortably shoved in backstory. Well there is some hint at a backstory what with the deal with the demon thing, and there is a bit where the daughter hopes that the haunting is actually the ghost of her dead mother. Just enough backstory to give a little dimension to a character without forcing it down our throats. I did enjoy this movie, but probably not in the way it was intended. On the whole I found it predictable, but that is mainly my own fault in my inability to suspend my disbelief. Since I never saw this as real, I was not scared by it at all (and in fact I’m not usually scared by horror movies of any type, let alone the found-footage genre) but subconsciously the themes of it scared me. Not in the movie itself, but once I returned home. Actually at my fiancee’s home. (but this had been going on since before seeing the movie) there is a closet door in her hall way that opens to a walk in closet and subsequently the attic. Recently when I’ve been over there, and no one else is around, the door will open by itself, and I’m the only one who sees it. I close it, but feel and eerie sense of foreboding. Well, after seeing the movie, the door opened itself to me twice within 15 minutes. I looked inside, there was no one. I got creeped out. So I have to hand it to the movie for planting the fear in me whether I was scared while watching it or not. Nice video Spoony, I’m a big fan. Actually I’m not sure if they do explain what happened to the dog. I suspect she died since she never returns. And what became of Martine? Where does the daughter live now? These are the questions left in the movie’s wake. Oh at the risk of rambling too long (too late) I really like the angles that the “security cameras” have. But why only 6. If I was afraid of intruders I’d have them all over the eggin’ house. Love the shot where dad is on the couch and the demonic Katie is standing in the background. I recommend this movie. It is great if it scares you. It’s great if it doesn’t scare you.

    • http://www.cuteoverload.com Jacob Barnes

      tldr

    • Anonymous

      Are they going to make a movie out of that novel you just wrote?

    • Anonymous

      Are they going to make a movie out of that novel you just wrote?

  • dennett316

    Got back from seeing this tonight and holy fuck did I buy into what this flick was selling….scared the crap out of me. And not just the jump scares either, creepy shivers up and down my back, hairs standing on end…the works.
    There are absolutely some points that betray the scripted nature of the flick such as some of the handheld camera stuff and the convenient web page of Exposition and Plot Explanation, but those were minor quibbles in an otherwise hugely effective and well done horror flick.
    The guy next to me and his friends were trying to pick the flick apart – “why didn’t they check the video more? why did they act like that? I’d have done this” – but even they got swept up in it and were jumping out of their skins.
    I found the actors in this to be a bit more believable in their actions than Micah was in the first. I mean, a ouija board was used in this one too, but it was the teenage girl and her boyfriend who at that point weren’t taking it too seriously and there wasn’t much big that happened to the family. And I found the father to be a more likeable and affable guy than Micah, which made it all the more shocking when he threw his wife’s sister under the bus in the way that he did – understandable, but a huge dick move.
    The dog was great, but so was the baby. The scene where she wants him to say “Dada” and the kid keeps looking past her are great. He doesn’t look and smile as if someone human is distracting him, he looks uneasy at whatever it is grabbing his attention. Great work from the animal trainer and kid wrangler.
    Great way to spend an evening, thoroughly entertained and highly recommended.

  • Shauna

    Hey look, in this video we can play What’s in Spoony’s Pantry!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FQN5A4R62I4WLTAKSAUB2NYQLU Mike

    I just got back from seeing it. I liked it, but not as much as the first. There were a couple things they didn’t do that I thought they were going to. Like when they’re looking through their ransacked house at the beginning the wife says that she can’t find her mother’s necklace and they must have taken that. I figured near the end they’d go into the basement, find the necklace dangling from something, and have a good freakout because it wasn’t there before and oh god oh god. They didn’t do that though. I’m totally with you Spoony on how from the night vision stuff on takes you out of it. The entire movie I was tense in my seat, feeling nervous, and getting ready for what was next, but when the night vision started I was relaxed and chuckling. At the last scene I was just chuckling too. I thought it was funny the way the sister/demon was just standing there like it wanted to say, “Hi, me again.” It was a good movie, but the way they explained things and related it to the first kinda cheap the first I think.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michal-Puczynski/1762678166 Michał Puczyński

    Have you seen the original ending of PA1? Because the ending you’re talking about is SH*T, and it’s replaced the original scenes only because Spielberg saw the movie and thought it’d be a good idea. And remember that Spielberg lost his mind c.a. 2007 (when he approved CGI squirrels or whatever in the Indy script).

  • Anonymous

    quiet
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    I guess I just don’t find that scary…it’s kinda shocking me that so many people I respect are giving this movie their scary seal of approval. I found it boring and predictable…but I guess I just follow the Sam Raimi method of horror film regarding “blood dripping down the screen” :D

    The fact that I’ve seen the main actress in many different films (and one season of 24) probably ruined the entire notion of “found footage” as well.

  • Anonymous

    quiet
    quiet
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    BOOOM
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    I guess I just don’t find that scary…it’s kinda shocking me that so many people I respect are giving this movie their scary seal of approval. I found it boring and predictable…but I guess I just follow the Sam Raimi method of horror film regarding “blood dripping down the screen” :D

    The fact that I’ve seen the main actress in many different films (and one season of 24) probably ruined the entire notion of “found footage” as well.

  • Anonymous

    Meh, I always hated that genre. It bores me to death, I can’t suspend my disbelief like that, I cannpt let go of the fact that I know it is fake, and Jumpscares are making me yawn and shake my head. I remember watching Blair Witch and just saying out loud: “And what’s supposed to be actually scary?”

    Not just trying to sound cool, (Of course I also twitch like the animal I am inside at a jumpscare) I actually envy the people that can go into stuff like this and be entertained. Even if I try, I can’t even for a moment belief that paranormal activity exists. Or – even if it did – that it could be spooky ghosts and demons and shit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IS732FTIJPQ23WEHBPXZOCGTFY D.

    To be honest, the alternate ending to Paranormal Activity is WAY better than the theatrical. It’s not as weird and over the top like the one they used for theaters. I get scared by a lot so watching any kind of movie with ghosts keep me up a loooong time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IS732FTIJPQ23WEHBPXZOCGTFY D.

    To be honest, the alternate ending to Paranormal Activity is WAY better than the theatrical. It’s not as weird and over the top like the one they used for theaters. I get scared by a lot so watching any kind of movie with ghosts keep me up a loooong time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Guerard/897845424 Daniel Guérard

    I’ve watch both movies and the first one was more better. But the best movies with the same theme it’s Paranormal Enthity. After seeing that one I was like : WTF!!!!! Compare to that one, the demon in paranormal activity is a baby.
    Back to parnormal activity 2, when the DVD will come out, I hope they will put both movies on the same DVD. Like that, it will make a complete story and a complete experiment. ( copyright on the idea XD)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/L6YM2Q5ZA74CRIMRZIEPYQWOSE Dana

    Am

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/L6YM2Q5ZA74CRIMRZIEPYQWOSE Dana

    Am

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/L6YM2Q5ZA74CRIMRZIEPYQWOSE Dana

    Completely agree about the dog. Ioved that dog so much ;_;

    I actually liked the second one more. I watched the first one for the first time right before seeing the sequel and I personally liked the sequel. :3 I had my problems with it, but it was really scary.

    You were saying the dog had a personality, but heck even the demon had one. Like when the shadow was trying to cover over the daughter sleeping one the couch? I totally imagined it saying “I’m going to get you, so going to get you. Oh shi-” *runs away as she wakes up* XD it was the funniest and scariest scene to me ever XD

    But personally the first one was too boring for me and Katie was annoying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antony.singarayer Ant Singarayer

    Great review Spoony, just got back from seeing the movie – there seems to be something you missed with the 3rd act.

    The reason Dan doesn’t tell Micah anything is because Martine (the hispanic Yoda) told him it would transfer to the nearest blood relative (Katie) – that’s what he and Ali were fighting over. Dan pretty much went to holy war with the demon and sent it to Katie intentionally to get rid of it. I actually think the beads they gave her towards the end as a present had something to do with that as well.

    Another interesting note is that the hypothesised origin story of how this demon came to haunt the family states that the great-grandmother may have made a deal with otherworldly forces to obtain her wealth – yet this great-grandmother was stated as being on DAN’S side of the family, not Christie’s. This wouldn’t explain why Christie (and Katie) were haunted as kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antony.singarayer Ant Singarayer

    Great review Spoony, just got back from seeing the movie – there seems to be something you missed with the 3rd act.

    The reason Dan doesn’t tell Micah anything is because Martine (the hispanic Yoda) told him it would transfer to the nearest blood relative (Katie) – that’s what he and Ali were fighting over. Dan pretty much went to holy war with the demon and sent it to Katie intentionally to get rid of it. I actually think the beads they gave her towards the end as a present had something to do with that as well.

    Another interesting note is that the hypothesised origin story of how this demon came to haunt the family states that the great-grandmother may have made a deal with otherworldly forces to obtain her wealth – yet this great-grandmother was stated as being on DAN’S side of the family, not Christie’s. This wouldn’t explain why Christie (and Katie) were haunted as kids.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antony.singarayer Ant Singarayer

    Great review Spoony, just got back from seeing the movie – there seems to be something you missed with the 3rd act.

    The reason Dan doesn’t tell Micah anything is because Martine (the hispanic Yoda) told him it would transfer to the nearest blood relative (Katie) – that’s what he and Ali were fighting over. Dan pretty much went to holy war with the demon and sent it to Katie intentionally to get rid of it. I actually think the beads they gave her towards the end as a present had something to do with that as well.

    Another interesting note is that the hypothesised origin story of how this demon came to haunt the family states that the great-grandmother may have made a deal with otherworldly forces to obtain her wealth – yet this great-grandmother was stated as being on DAN’S side of the family, not Christie’s. This wouldn’t explain why Christie (and Katie) were haunted as kids.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah I agree with what you said about the artifice. I thought the security cam footage does this to a degree. There were a lot of times in which something happens and it show reaction but not what actually is happening even though it should be happening in front of one of the cameras. Like when ****SPOILERS**** demonic Katie comes back we see her in the vestibule through the living room camera, then we cut to the kitchen camera to get a reaction shot from the dad, then we cut back to the living room to she isn’t there anymore. I was thinking “Wait what happened there? Did she just dematerialize? Rewind the tape from that angle let me see.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wiegeabo-Kilijabob/100000074745693 Wiegeabo Kilijabob

    Just got through watching this after seeing PA1 last night. These movies make me very glad I don’t live in a haunted house…anymore (yeah, weird stuff used to happen in the house I grew up in).

    I liked this one too, but I liked the first more because I felt it did a better job of building up the spookiness and getting a payoff each night that just built the tension more.

    The second I saw the nanny, I knew what route they were going to take with her. Although I didn’t expect them to bring her back. I liked how they tied things to the first movie. The dad putting the idea of Micah using a camera into his head. The cross that Katie injured her hand on in the first movie being the same as the dad used on the mom (unless that was something else entirely, but that’s what I thought it was).

    The one thing I really didn’t care for when tying to two together was Katie’s picture. I liked the idea in the first one that the demon was responsible for the house burning down when they were kids, and saved the picture of her, bringing it with him, as he followed her around through her life. (I get this really disturbing image of the demon in the attic, above their bed as they’re sleeping, looking at an carassing the picture of her as a girl.) Basically, trying to explain everything in this movie hurt the mysterious and scary nature of the first.

    I also agree that the movie felt too front loaded. The buildup in the beginning is so slow that everything gets crammed into the last twenty minutes. Whereas the pacing in the first was much better. But, the second did a better job splitting up the nights and days, whereas the first tended to make the day segments a little too long, for both good and bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wiegeabo-Kilijabob/100000074745693 Wiegeabo Kilijabob

    Forgot to mention, when I first saw the trailer, I thought, “It’s got a baby and a dog…they better not hurt the dog.”

    That’s right. Kill little babies in whatever brutal ways you want, but leave the dogs alone. ;)

  • Anonymous

    OMG, you’re so fu”king funny. I really enjoy this movie, good review.

  • http://twitter.com/Haagenthe1st Alejandro Granata

    hey, spoony, I really agree with you that Quarantine is really reaaaally bad. You should try watching the original spanish film, REC. That one’s totally badass!

  • http://twitter.com/Haagenthe1st Alejandro Granata

    hahahahaha! I loved your spanish monologue!!! I guess you’d be stuck speaking to a hispanic dude :D and yes…I hate that “all latinos know vodoo and stuff” movie thing…. but…well…it works from time to time….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001795232921 Hely C. Branco

    Hey Spoony, the part of the history that you lost in 34 is: they discovery that they can transfer the demon to the wife’s sister, because she is from the same family (religious bullshit). So the father decide to do this and transfer every shit to her sister, causing everything that happen in the first movie. By the way, I totally agree. In fact the first is better, considering also that it is more original. But admit, this is a excellent sequel.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001795232921 Hely C. Branco

    Hey Spoony, the part of the history that you lost in 34 is: they discovery that they can transfer the demon to the wife’s sister, because she is from the same family (religious bullshit). So the father decide to do this and transfer every shit to her sister, causing everything that happen in the first movie. By the way, I totally agree. In fact the first is better, considering also that it is more original. But admit, this is a excellent sequel.

  • Resobaso

    Hey Spoony, I think we saw two different movies here, or maybe they had TWO completely different cuts of the theatrical version.

    WHAT I SAW: The movies gets to the point where, the wife has snatched the kid and has gone down the deep end, place is falling apart, the father goes after her, and in to the basement . The father finds the kid, then gets attacked by the wife (The camera is on the ground at this point) The place rumbles violently, and it cuts to the father putting the wife in to bed.

    NOW, it continues with the wife is talking to the sister and they are all happy saying nothing is wrong, then it cuts again to the sister leaving saying some werid shit is going on.

    here is the kicker, the screen says “october 8th Micah is killed” . it goes to october 9th, the husband is on the couch and the wife is tending to the baby upstairs. THE SISTER, comes in with blood on her shirt, and BREAKS THE HUSBANDS NECK! It proceedes to cut upstairs where she finds the wife and the baby, the sister, and I lie to you not,SENDS HER FLYING ACCROS THE ROOM! takes the baby and walks out.

    Apparently the daughter was on a school trip because they end with.

    Text saying both the wife and husband were found dead the next morning, and sister and baby (The wifes sister to clarify) were not seen again.

    …I didnt make this up..Id say go see it again somewhere else

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you, tho, uh, you should put a SPOILER WARNING above everything you said……..

      My mum thinks they’ll somehow make a part 3. The daughter left a loose end. :)

  • Anonymous

    I feel REALLY stupid, because I JUST said, on the Paranormal Activity review, to go see this one…. I’m going down the line! OKAY?? xD

  • Anonymous

    I feel REALLY stupid, because I JUST said, on the Paranormal Activity review, to go see this one…. I’m going down the line! OKAY?? xD

  • Anonymous

    I feel REALLY stupid, because I JUST said, on the Paranormal Activity review, to go see this one…. I’m going down the line! OKAY?? xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allison-Hanna/1460142119 Allison Hanna

    I actually liked this movie too, though not as much as the first! Although the reason why the husband didn’t say anything to Micah and Katie about the possession was because they didn’t exorcise the demon, but they “transferred” it to a blood relative of the wife, that being Katie. The husband’s daughter thought it was unfair to transfer the demon to Katie, but they agreed not to tell anyone about it. This was just one of the more theatrical plot points that kind of bugged me. I also thought it was kind of funny that the housekeeper would speak to them in Spanish, and they would speak to her in English and they would all understand each other. I don’t know… I guess her speaking a different language added to her being a “mystical Hispanic shamaness.” Or something. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Allison-Hanna/1460142119 Allison Hanna

    I actually liked this movie too, though not as much as the first! Although the reason why the husband didn’t say anything to Micah and Katie about the possession was because they didn’t exorcise the demon, but they “transferred” it to a blood relative of the wife, that being Katie. The husband’s daughter thought it was unfair to transfer the demon to Katie, but they agreed not to tell anyone about it. This was just one of the more theatrical plot points that kind of bugged me. I also thought it was kind of funny that the housekeeper would speak to them in Spanish, and they would speak to her in English and they would all understand each other. I don’t know… I guess her speaking a different language added to her being a “mystical Hispanic shamaness.” Or something. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/vitorelias Vitor Elias Luiz

    I so agree with you spooney… the movie rocks, but I prefer the first one. I guess the sequel spent too much time with funny scenes and stuff. the first is pretty more tense.

  • Anonymous

    Spoony: Is there any reason why you cursed more in this Vlog than in a lot of your others?

  • Anonymous

    Spoony: Is there any reason why you cursed more in this Vlog than in a lot of your others?

  • Anonymous

    Spoony: Is there any reason why you’re cursing more in this video than before? I hate to say it, but I think that this is actually detracting from my experience with your videos and reviews. Otherwise, I’ve liked you since FFVIII.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ian-Garrett/100000161566426 Ian Garrett

    “I want a dog like that. Well, not dead.”

  • http://twitter.com/Eniacc Eniac

    I just think the “lots of cameras” stuff was the main failure of this movie.
    It WAS a good idea, yeah. But WHY THE HELL do they always use the LEAST convenient angle when showing something?
    Like the dog fighting scene, why not show the kitchen camera? Or during the last fight where the dude uses the cross, THEY ALREADY HAVE CAMERAS ALL OVER THE HOUSE, WHY SHOW THE HANDHELD FOOTAGE?
    It just makes no sense! When you think this is “found footage”, you’d want to show the BEST FOOTAGE.

    Also, I think is was waaaay too slow in the beginning and waaay to fast by the end. They could have explored better the possessed woman and cut a ton of useless footage early on.

    The first one was way better, and I blame all on the camera use, using only one camera was much more effective.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/V3WXBDCWYRE5DOPYR3NB7GFGWM CherZ

    Every time you said “fucking demon” all I could think of was Jason Lee in Dogma. “But I’m a FUCKING DEMON!”

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/V3WXBDCWYRE5DOPYR3NB7GFGWM CherZ

    Every time you said “fucking demon” all I could think of was Jason Lee in Dogma. “But I’m a FUCKING DEMON!”

  • http://UnholyFireDragon.com Pierre Groulx

    Spoony: “She’s acting weird. She acting all unearthly and distant, where, she’s staring straight ahead and freaking people out.”
    Pierre: “You mean autistic?”
    *audience boos*
    Pierre: “What?”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Wells/519519675 Michael Wells

    I totally saw a different ending. The ending I saw was that the house keeper told them a ritual that would transfer the demon to another person but it had to be blood related. So the husband does the ritual against his daughters wishes. So they sent the demon to Katie. Then it goes to show Katie comes back at the end, she kills the husband by snapping his neck like a twig, and then goes upstairs and kills her sister and she takes the baby. The  daughter is not home so she is spared.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Wells/519519675 Michael Wells

    I live in a house where I will hear random pounds.. like just now in fact (So totally not joking) and my aunt (Whom I rent from) will call me about noises asking if I am in the loft over her room with the tv on. I tell her I am in bed sleeping she has me open the door and there is no one and the tv is off she says she hears giggling and laughter in the room.

    My parents house is haunted by my grandmother which is probably why I sleep better there. Least I know Grandma isn’t gonna drag my ass down stairs in the middle of the night.. unless she baked me cookies or something.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000313140897 Kira Alvis

    I think you would like to watch a movie called The Changling. If you haven’t seen it, I think you should. It’s a ghost horror movie, that doesn’t very, excellent camera views. It freaks me the hell out every time I watch it. Okay, here’s what it’s about:

    When composer John Russell (George C. Scott) loses
    his wife and daughter in a car wreck, he seeks solace by renting a
    secluded estate outside Seattle. But the mansion is haunted by the
    presence of a child who died there more than 80 years ago. Now, Russell
    must find out who that child was — and why there seems to be a
    cover-up about his existence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Gill/1442959795 Robert Gill

     The thing is… if you’ve ever experienced unexplained creaking and doors blowing shut outside of a film, without out an explanation IT IS FUCKING SCARY.  It’s actually kind of funny how many other films have desensitized ourselves to these kind of experiences and have fallen back on gore as a last resort.

    • http://twitter.com/acekilla202 James Cassady

      penis vagina pants

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EVM3F2U7HDWHYC7LO7TETE2KA MichaelT

      Exactly! You took the words right out of my mouth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Gill/1442959795 Robert Gill

     The thing is… if you’ve ever experienced unexplained creaking and doors blowing shut outside of a film, without out an explanation IT IS FUCKING SCARY.  It’s actually kind of funny how many other films have desensitized ourselves to these kind of experiences and have fallen back on gore as a last resort.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXIAQHM3BCIN2HIYKOVABM3G6U Donald

    I thought the first PA was better but this one held its own.  The dad kinda annoyed me because he totally dismisses the pool vacuum moving on its own and doesnt believe ANYTHING until late in the movie.  I somwhat disagree with Spoony in that I really liked the 3rd act. Thats when shit got real and started happening.  In fact, I can honestly say the part that really got me going was when the wife was in the kitchen by herself and…..i dont wanna give it away because it was simply AWESOME.  I really dug how they brought the 2 movies together as well, very well done. To be honest, I just watched both the other night with the lights out, computer off and completely silent in my house.  I truly think thats the way to watch these movies.  The 3rd one is coming out soon and I really think I’m gonna go and see it at the theatres.  Im praying that its gonna be good.  After 2 of these flix which are both excellent in their own regards, the next (and hopefully last because you dont wanna wear out you’re welcome) better be good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kim-Smith/100000682553835 Kim Smith

    so you want a dog just like it hu? :p your new dog kinda looks like it :D

  • Brendan Edwards

    Actually, when you mentioned the housekeeper’s knowledge of the paranormal, the term you might be looking for is “Santarism” (I’m pretty sure that’s how it’s spelled…). It’s sort of like Roman Catholicism, but with occult-like aspects to it.

    • Chilly N.

      Santeria. 

  • Nina Anisa Haugen

    Damn. Spoony, did you actually watch that ending of Paranormal Activity 1 first? Have you seen the police ending? When i saw Paranormal Activity, i too loved it. Sat all alone in a completely dark room in our old attic and watched the one with the police ending, I was completely freaked out, since it is much more “believable” in a sence. It keeps the freaked out feeling, that i lost when i watched this actually original nding, sadly enough. There is always th first impression of a movie, and that is why i am really grateful i watched this alternative ending first.
    Btw, I am loving your reviews! Keep up the good work! =D

  • http://profiles.google.com/likalaruku Allaiyah Weyn

    I’m in the process of watching these in chronological order, starting with 3 & ending with 1. After years of visible undead goons killing off unlikable douchebags, this is a refreshing change in horror.

    • http://profiles.google.com/likalaruku Allaiyah Weyn

      Mind boggling plothole: Katie is a teen, Micah is a baby, Micah’s mom is Katie’s sister. Micah & Katie are dating in the first movie & she doesn’t look that much older than him.

  • ScutigeraColeoptrata

    That’s how dogs are; they will do battle with the legions of hell to protect their family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jewfrotastic Aaron S. Zaslow

    I don’t want to say too much (as a beer snob) but their are a lot of great American beers if you know what to choose. Stay away from the higher IBU beers and pick what sounds good and you should enjoy yourself. Beer advocate can also help a lot.

    If I’m ever at a con, look forward (Dred?) getting a 6 pack of homebrew from me ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.molock Tony Molock

    they kicked her out because the dad is atheist and doesnt believe in ghost

    • Guest

      Writer thoughts say he believed in God but no Ghost. I know Atheist are insecure about when they die they’ll be all dressed up and nowhere to go but don’t BS.

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