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Blu-ray Review: Surprisingly Effective ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Finds Scares Again

Paranormal Activity 3

CHICAGO – It is incredibly rare for a third installment in a franchise to find what was lost in the second one. That usually takes much longer, if it ever comes. “Saw III,” “Friday the 13th, Part III,” “Halloween III” — none of these movies come close to the original. Which is why it’s so remarkable to report that “Paranormal Activity 3” comes surprisingly close to the quality of the first film, arguably surpassing it.

Film Review: ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Earns Every Fright in Precise Chiller

CHICAGO – Horror films that delicately balance the psychological nature of fear with the actual chills are as rare as Lady Gaga without attention. “Paranormal Activity 3” is one of those scary “delights,” essentially walking the tightrope between screaming “boo” in a crowded theater and tensely sending electricity down the spine.

HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 100 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Plus DVDs

Oct. 18, 2011 update at 1:11 p.m.: Increased from 40 to 100 admit-twos!
Oct. 18, 2011 update at 1:11 p.m.: Screening date changed from Oct. 20 to Oct. 19, 2011
CHICAGO – In our latest highly anticipated horror/mystery edition of the HollywoodChicago.com Hookup, we have 100 admit-two movie passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of “Paranormal Activity 3” plus a free “Paranormal Activity” and “Paranormal Activity 2” DVD for one grand-prize winner!

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