Keep the lights on when you sleep and for God’s sake, don’t review the tape…
When Paranormal Activity first swooped onto screens in 2007 it seemed to have the whole country on the edge of their seats with white-knuckled suspense. Now, five years and four films into the franchise, the sight of night vision camera footage still causes the hairs on the back of our necks to stand on end.
Katie Featherston, the lead lady of the terror series, spoke with Hollyscoop and other reporters during a phone interview.
“It stays true to the origins and the realistic and minimalistic approach,” Katie says. “I think that is what keeps it really scary.”
With this being the fourth film of the series, it easy for some speculators to write off the film as watered down. But - for Katie - doubters will be more than surprised by the story’s impact, promising that it will “amp up the scary.”
Following suit with the ongoing storyline of the first three films, number four will pick up where we left off.
At the end of the day, though, the realism of the paranormal on screen events are what creep into our bones and stay with us to our nightmares.
“[The story] something that we can all relate to we have all either been there or can imagine ourselves being in their shoes,” says Katie. “It’s scarier, especially because you leave the movie theater and you have to come back to your own house with your weird noises and I think that is what gets people.”
Paranormal Activity 4 opens in theaters Friday, October 19.