Paranormal Activity: Is It Really THAT Scary?

Recently, I’ve been hearing a ton of hype about “Paranomal Activity”–the “Blair Witch”-esque movie about a couple who films a few nights in their haunted house with a video camera and subsequently documents everything. Most of the reviews have been stellar, but as a writer I know we tend to hype things up to be more than they really are in order to develop a good story and create a situation to draw readers in.  So, while I’m not saying “Paranomal Activity” might not be scary, I am asking are we setting this movie up to be more scary than it really is? Continue reading