rburton66 saidIt looks every bit as middling as the original was. This and Paranormal Activity 2 released their trailers this week and it's like they're both competing to market the most underwhelming horror movie of the year.
Actually, I sort of agree with you.
I thought the original Swedish movie was good....but it almost seemed to be a critique of the sterile aspects of Swedish society as it was a vampire movie. As a vampire movie my opinion was that it was OK....but not as good as the rave reviews some have given it would make it out to be.
I think it's tough to make a good horror movie. So much of what "scares" is generational.
As for Paranormal Acitivty, it tried to build on the genre that was commenced by the Blair Witch Project. The reason I liked the Blair Witch Project so much is that it was less generational (meaning, needing blood and gore and hatchets), more slight of hand, something is there you can't see, and everything is out of wack. The point-of-view hand held camera cinematography bothered people a lot there....as it did in Cloverfield, which I felt succeeded for the same reasons. That handheld camera business didn't bother me.
Both Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield scared the shit out of me.