Rare sequel/prequel worthy of its predecessor
“"GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!"
Out of all the sequels in recent years, it's doubtful anyone expected Paranormal Activity 2 to be any good. Hurriedly rushed into production after the original earned $195 million at the worldwide box office (from a $15,000 budget) and burdened by the usual negative perceptions of sequels (see the sequel to The Blair Witch Project), everything was working against this follow-up. On paper, these projects just do not work. Yet, 2010's Paranormal Activity 2 is a rare sequel/prequel that lives up to what came before it and works as an excellent companion piece to its predecessor. Since the material's appeal lies in conveying classic haunted house chills via the familiar home video medium, it was inevitable that this sequel would be derivative. Without branching” read more