Paranormal Activity, out today, is a scary movie in the vein of The Blair Witch Project in that it seems to be filmed by the characters in the movie. The characters are a couple who start experiencing some eerie happenings in their hotel room and decide to film it, and word is, it's the most terrifying movie in a long time.
Confession: I'm a bit of a 'fraidy cat, but I love a good thriller with an enthralling plot, which is why I might see this movie (OK, I might wait for it to come to DVD when I can hide behind a blanket in my home, but whatevs). I eat up movies where the scares are based on genuine thrills, but that's as far as I go.
When it comes to the horror genre, though, I'm averse. Gore doesn't scare me in that fun way — it grosses me out and gives me nightmares. However, I know plenty of people who live for the grossest, ickiest, slice-and-dice horror flicks (I'm looking at you, FabSugar). But for me, the Scream movies are the goriest I go — and yes, I'll be seeing Scream IV opening day. Which kinds of scary movies do you prefer?
P.S. Speaking of the most terrifying move ever, I might be asking your opinion about that very thing . . . very, very soon. Stay tuned.