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Here's Video Of An Alternate Ending For PARANORMAL ACTIVITY!!

Published at: Oct. 28, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

Merrick here...
There were evidently multiple endings shot for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (details HERE), one of which (not the one they went with for this release) has now emerged online. If you haven't seen the film, I'm not sure how much sense this will make. But here's an embed for your consideration all the same...

VIDEO REMOVED PER REQUEST OF STUDIO :-(



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  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    First

    by Sailor Rip

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I hate myself .

    by Sailor Rip

    I'm sorry everyone.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    meh

    by Chagui

    I haven't seen the movie, but I heard of a lot of people who've seen it saying that it's a boring movie, and that all that "scariest movie ever" shit is false advertising to the max. Can't see nothing scary about this alternate ending.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Man, if that was what the movie was like...

    by Darth Dean

    then I'm sure as shit glad I didn't see it!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    DEEP FRIED GOLD

    by vic twenty

    I've seen 3 endings but not the film. Should I bother at this point?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    what a lousey movie---

    by dahauk--

    this is the original 2007 dvd ending.The theater ending was tacked on later.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    That ending's pretty scary....

    by two fathoms deep

    with it leaving her right when the cops show up, but it's a little too long. I'd have to watch the whole thing with that attached to get the efect. Hopefully the alternate endings are on the DVD, cause I'm definitely buying it. I loved this movie.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    I like the theatrical ending better. SPOILER

    by jimmay

    Minus the "her body was never found" nonsense. It had a lot more suspense to it. <p> And for what its worth, I found the film very scary. Remember that scary is a subjective term. And half the dreck most of the mouth-breathing metal head horror fans love I find about as scary as a black cat.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    One big thing missing here

    by jimmay

    is that deep, bassy ambient sound they used whenever the entity "visited." Most people probably didn't consciously notice it, but that's the point. On a subconscious, near Pavlovian level, that effect worked pretty well, it set the audience on edge every time it started up and was one of the principle factors in establishing an early feeling of dread as to what was going to happen next.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    The problem with movies like this

    by Harold-Sherbort

    is that they play it off like this shit actually happened. It was a fun movie to watch, but mostly for the audience reactions. The night scenes were well played, and some inventive trickery made it better than it than your average horror movie. It worked with Blair Witch because at that point the idea was fresh. I remember seeing people in the theater after it was over trying to see if the credits would give some kind of indication if it was real. When you find out it was "just a movie" the illusion is broken, and it lessens the impact. I hope the next movie that comes along like this is something real.

  • I enjoyed knowing damn well it wasn't real. I knew before going in the Blair Witch Project wasn't real as well--a film which, by the way, directly marketed itself as being real, unlike Paranormal Activity, which has consistently marketed itself as what it is, a scary MOVIE. It never ceases to amaze me the lack of critical thought so many people apparently possess. It's like the morons who believe every email their friends or family forward them.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Did anyone else notice this stuff?

    by Simplebay

    1. Did the girl who came in looking for Micah, was she saying "baby"? Was micah cheating on Katie (perhaps with the girl we saw earlier in the movie)? Did this have to do with the possesion. 2. Did the light in the far roo turn on/off when the police were downstairs? What is the significance of this?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    There are two more alternate endings...

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    The ones you guys got a hold of is of course the original ending from 2007 <p> There were two other test screen versions as well. <p> In one ending she crabs walks toward Mecah's body, Imitating the movements of the creature possessing her after throwing him into the camera. <p> In another she kills Mecah and her girl pal who comes to the house, then she walks toward the camera and slits her throat. Which ties in to an earlier scene with Mecah in the kitchen threatening to cut the demon's head off. Gruesome stuff. <p> The ending we saw in theaters was suggested by Speilberg.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Simplebay

    by jimmay

    I think the light turning on and off was the sign the entity left her. It's a sloppy narrative move, and one of the reasons I agree with Spielberg: this ending sucks.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    I hated the couple in this movie

    by IndyGold

    The guy was a total fucking knob, and the girl was a controlling, obsessive bitch right at the very beginning, even before the haunting stuff began and caused all the stress. Like the way she showed disapproval and criticized him for spending so much on his new camera. It's his money, girl!! She's a student, he's an investor, they're not even engaged, she's living in his spacious house, driving a car he probably paid for, and she's nagging him about money?? Not only that, she's only in her early 20s and she's already starting to pack on the pounds, she vetoed a sex tape, and to top it off, she's fucking being haunted?? That jackass should have kicked her ass out of that house. And no, I don't hate women, and I do have a girlfriend. Just pointing out that this movie was kind of ruined for me because I felt no sympathy for the characters.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    To me, Like Blair Witch, Paranormal wasn't scary,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    They both did a great job of being creepy as fuck.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Personally, If I was dating a chick and

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Some demon was stalking her ass wayyyy before she even met me. She and that demon would be on the first thing smoking

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    The ending in theaters was waaaaaaaay better...

    by SoylentMean

    I liked the movie but didn't think it was deserving of all the hype. Still, it effectively killed Saw, so it earns kudos for that.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The hype...

    by seanny_d

    The hype was a result of the fact that it was different and attempted to scare audiences in a more original way. Blair Witch was more about running away and disorientation, but the style was similar so I get the comparison, but they are completely different movies. Paranormal Activity went for more of a subtlety (with the exception of the theatrical ending) and I'm glad that it's been rewarded. <p>Personally I highly dislike most horror movies, but I really enjoyed this one because of how creepy it was and that it didn't attempt to beat you over the head with jump scares and heavily punctuated music. <p>But this ending doesn't quite do it for me, because I don't think the cops would have shot her dead like that. They could have easily disarmed her without killing her, and the fact that she was clearly disoriented should have given them no cause to kill her. The knife was dangerous yeah, but she could just have easily been protecting herself from the actual murderer. (She wasn't, but they didn't know that at the time.)

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Holy crap this ending takes WAAAAAAAAY too long

    by D.Vader

    I had heard of this ending and thought it sounded superior to the theatrical ending, but now that I've seen it, its kinda crappy. <p> It kills all the momentum built up from that final night together, and it takes WAY too long to get to the "end". <p> Also, the screams in the theatrical cut went longer and were much more terrifying than the screams in this ending. <p> And to top it all off, Katie getting shot actually looked very comical. <p> So far, the theatrical ending works better, even if it does have that bad, cliched, final shot.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    possibly the worst & most overhyped film of the last decade

    by awepittance

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:19 p.m. CST

    IndyGold, the girl was fine, the guy was a jackass

    by D.Vader

    I had no problem with the female, but big problems with the guy. <p> In conclusion: Katie had some tig ole biddies.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:22 p.m. CST

    awepittance

    by jimmay

    My nomination in that category is "The Hangover." For all the over-the-top praise that movie got, it was a bottom-barrell grown-ip Frat comedy.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    I hope the Michael Jackson movie kills this

    by lockesbrokenleg

    because PA is the most overhyped movie in the history of film.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:26 p.m. CST

    "The most overhyped movie in the history of film"

    by jimmay

    Have you ever heard of the term hyperbole? Look it up. I can think of dozens of films, off hand, that have had more hype.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Seanny_D

    by MegaBeth

    Of course the cops would shoot her. She's a deranged knife wielding idiot. They warned her several times to drop the knife. BANG BANG. I thought they waited too long to shoot her myself. And cops are just human. They don't have super karate powers to disarm people. That's why they have guns and tasers.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:33 p.m. CST

    seanny_d,

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    The police will shoot anybody in the ass that walks toward them with a knife. Especially if they yell a few times at you to drop your weapon, It happens all the time.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    That's the version I saw... The theatrical ending

    by V'Shael

    that most people saw is much better though.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    THIS WAS THE WORST MOVIE OF 2009

    by manifestchaos

    ...and I cannot believe the ass-licking bullshit perpetrated by AICN. Your reviewers aren't total fucking morons, and I don't think anyone cares what Harry writes about anything (because he raves about anyone who will invite him onto a set and provide him with jello intravenously) but until now I had expectations that the rest of you wouldn't cream your pants over a shitty fucking movie. The grain of salt I'm going to be forced to choke down every time I read a review on this site henceforth is larger than my fucking esophagus.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Harold-Sherbort

    by Kevin Holsinger

    There's no way a movie like this will ever be real.<P>Think of it this way: someone you love dies horribly. There's a video of it. The video is released in movie theatres and people HAPPILY watch your loved one get murdered.<P>Then we come here and talk about box office numbers, what critics liked/disliked it, etc. People go on IMDB and speculate about the ending. People rush to post downloadable copies of YOUR LOVED ONE'S MURDER on the Internet.<P>I imagine there's someone in this country sick enough to allow a movie studio to show such a thing.<P>But if it was someone I cared about, you'd never see that video. Not in the theatre, not on YouTube, nowhere. Ever.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    ManifestChaos, I agree

    by D.Vader

    I can't believe other reviewers like Capone and Massawyrm gave the reviews they did (I could be wrong, but I remember them foaming at the mouth). You'd think they were 12 year old girls the way they described gripping the armrests while watching this movie, pissing themselves while their tails cowered between their legs. Shameful.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    As for my opinion on the endings...

    by Kevin Holsinger

    Theatrical cut-pleasantly short, possibly too Hollywood, too dependent on jump-scares, immediately scarier.<P>Original cut-too long, more original, not dependent on jump-scares, takes longer to scare (in my opinion).

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    jimmay (re: ominous sound cues)

    by manifestchaos

    I believe the phrasing you are looking for is "retarded, heavy-handed, amateurish sound design which was cliché before the birth of Jesus"

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Manifestchaos

    by jimmay

    No, the term I was really looking for was "clever and subdued, the type of thing ADD infected morons like manifestchaos are sure to wail against."

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Harold-Sherbort: serious question

    by manifestchaos

    You wrote, "some inventive trickery made it better than it than your average horror movie."<br><br>Would you please explain what you're talking about? Because I spent 90 minutes bored to tears in a half-full theatre and I have absolutely no idea where this film's FIFTEEN THOUSAND DOLLAR budget went. I heard some really shitty sound effects, I saw some white powder and a broken picture frame; literally the ONLY thing about this movie I could not recreate in-camera on a ZERO dollar budget was the final shot of Micah flying through the room and into the camera. What would you say was inventive about this movie?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    clever and subdued?

    by manifestchaos

    Having some moron hold down a low low C on a synthesizer for five minutes every time the lights go out is not CLEVER AND SUBDUED you fucking moron. The fact that you are accusing me of having ADD for not liking this is proof of your stupidity. I love BARRY LYNDON, which is hundreds of times slower than this, but it has an actual story and relies on visual cinematic beauty and Kubrick's trademark dark wit to involve the audience, not some cheap intro title card that insinuates THIS MAY ALL HAVE HAPPENED, OOOOOOOOHHHHHH SPPOOOOOOOKYYYYYYY.<br><br>You fucking idiot.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    jimmay

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Well, yeah, me too. But the fact that this movie had it's own WEBSITE to demand it, proves just how over hyped it was.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Aww, did I hurt your feelings?

    by jimmay

    Choke on your bitter anger. You attacked meand my words, so deal with it. Trolling really is a sad pastime.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    Hurt my feelings?

    by manifestchaos

    Why would you have hurt my feelings? You haven't insulted me, only earned my pity by defending what's easily the worst film of the year. I'm not trolling, I'm genuinely irked that a film so touted by generally trustworthy AICN reviewers could be so full-out fucking terrible. Frankly I don't see how they could possibly have meant what they wrote after watching this embarrassment to cinema. Maybe they're on payroll now. (Paramount's, that is.)<br><br>OPEN WATER was mediocre but it was millions of times better than this.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2 p.m. CST

    People use the troll term so easily these days

    by lockesbrokenleg

    HE DIDN'T AGREE WITH WHAT I SAID!! HE'S A TROLL!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Attention Deficit Disorder is not an "infection."

    by manifestchaos

    But thanks for playing.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    locke, I generally define anyone that jumps into a thread

    by jimmay

    on a film and vociferously attacks anything positive anyone said about it as a troll, going after individual talkbackers personally. <p> Your beef, manifestchaos, isn't just with Aintitcool and me, the majority of critics gave it a good review as well, so you've got many houses to burn down. <p> I feel the same way about the Hangover. Hell, I even brought it up in this talkback, but unless someone proclaims it the "movie of the year" or something, I'm unlikely to personally attack them or their taste in films. Maybe the knowledge other people have film opinions I find wrong doesn't fill me with venom I guess.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Something kinda cool

    by Canuck815

    about this ending I have seen people talking about is what happens with the door in the background. Just before the cops shoot her the door down the hall slams really hard (presumably scaring the cop into shooting her). After they shoot you see the cops walking down the hall into the room with the door asking 'what was that?'. I guess there's a bit more to read into there in terms of what happened/why the demon would try to scare the cops.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I had to walk out of the movie

    by Snookeroo

    because the damn shaky-cam made me nauseous. It was a good movie, but waaaay too much motion sickness for my taste.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:10 p.m. CST

    SPOILERS: Decent film, but it's not scary...

    by Mr. Profit

    I saw the ridiculous claims that it was the scariest film ever. And of course I was skeptical, but I went anyway because I was curious. The movie establishes a good sense of tension, and it plays on everyone's experiences of being home alone and weird shit happening to them. <P>But every time the entity did something, I laughed. And not in a "This is stupid and I think I'm bad ass" way. I laughed because I can recall weird shit happening to me. Like when my doorbell rang at 1AM and I was alone and I quickly looked out the window and no one was nowhere near my house or front door. So it's funny in a sense because you can totally relate. <P>But then all of the relatability and realism goes out the window as soon as the Ouija board scene happens. It was stupid and fake and not scary. Then the picture in the attic was shenanigans. And finally the ending. The fucking ending was in the damn trailer for starters. And that CGI nonsense was not scary. It's like it betrays the rest of the film because the reveal is so hokey. Flinging him into the camera and having her make demon faces and then opening her mouth all evil is NOT SCARY. Saying she was never found WAS NOT SCARY. <P>Again, I appreciate what they did for fucking 10K. The same way "The Signal" is appreciated by me at 50K. BUT it is far from the scariest film of the decade. And when I hear hipsters say that it's scarier than "The Exorcist" I just want to smack them.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    The lights going on and off...

    by two fathoms deep

    When the cops showed up, the lights in the back hallway turned on to show that the demon left her body. When she got up she didn't remember any of it and was obviously disoriented. Then the demon slammed the door causing the cop to jump and pull the trigger. Like I said: clever, but a little slow.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    Hype goes both ways

    by Amfpsych

    Much like manifestchaos. Kidding. My point is it doesn't make sense to say it was rediculous to be maketed as the scariest movie ever because it's actually the least scary and worst movie ever! Ever!!!!!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Isn't this movie still in theaters?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Why show an alternate ending here? Won't that prevent people from going to see the movie?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Havent seen it yet,

    by tohn007

    but I dont know if I will, so I dont mind it being spoiled for me, so can somebody tell me what happens in the theatrical ending?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    People were leaving the theater all scared and I wondered....

    by Mr. Profit

    After unfortunately seeing people jump to their deaths on 9/11, is anything really scary anymore? When did people become such wusses? I couldn't believe I saw a girl in tears and shaking. She must have one hell of an imagination because nothing on the screen was scary enough to make you cry. <P>It was very odd.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Mr Profit

    by tohn007

    sorry I didnt read your post before posting mine, but you basically cleared up most of it for me. so I'm guessing that she becomes possesed and kills her boyfriend by throwing him across the room and then makes scary faces. FADE TO BLACK

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:25 p.m. CST

    scene from trailers

    by tohn007

    Isnt there a scene where the demon tried to get under the covers with her or some shit. I thought I saw that in the trailer.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Exactly TOHN007 - SPOILERS

    by Mr. Profit

    One one hand it's fucked up because she makes him stay in the house only to get up in the middle of the night and goes downstairs and begins to scream waking him up. <P>He wakes up, runs downstairs, you hear a struggle and then silence. Then you hear the footsteps up the stairs and his body is suddenly hurled at the camera. She appears and slinks into the room and makes demonic faces before it fades to black. They never found her. The end. It is really silly. And not scary. Again, decent film when you remove the hype, but the last 20 minutes kill it. <P>Oh and the part where the medium visits then leaves the house suddenly was hilarious.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    And TOHN007 - Spoilers

    by Mr. Profit

    The entity pulls her ass out of bed and drags her down the hallway. And people criticizing the male lead have it in reverse. She was trying WAY too hard. The male lead was more natural and convincing.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Disagreed Mr. Profit

    by D.Vader

    You really believed a guy would continue to act like an ass to his girlfriend and the demon after he's got evidence of its supernatural activities on camera? I found the guy to be far too unbelievable, and a jackass to boot. <p> Unless you're referring specifically to acting ability...

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I couldn't figure out where they spent the $11,000.

    by Stan Arthur

    I was pretty underwhelmed.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Beyond Over-Rated (An Honest Review of the Film)

    by Jaydog

    It almsot seems like clockwork that a film this hyped would receive some negative backlash because no movie could live up to what the advertising campaign made it out to be. But eh fact of the matter is, the movie really is quite slow, and just not very good. I've heard the term "you tube movie" bandied about, and thats really what it is. Granted, it does indeed have a couple creepy moments, but the film really is very slow, uneventful, and super-repetitive. I mean by night 20 you're like, "come on, let's get to the point already". There's only three basic things that happen in this movie, 20 times: 1) The couple argue about the demon, 2) the couple goes to bed and the demon does something mischevious while they sleep, 3) the couple wake up and watch the video the next day, and then you rinse and repeat back to Number 1. Seriously, by like the 10th night, say, any normal person would have left the house, gone to a church, called the National Enquirer, or something. The film does not realistically portray what people in circumstanced like these would do in the least, and the 30 second ending doesn't justify all tedium that came before. This really should have just been a 15 minute short on youtube, and nothing more. There is nowhere near enough material and ideas from the filmmakers to fill a feature. -J.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    D.Vader

    by Mr. Profit

    Acting ability mostly. Because he seemed natural. The woman at times seemed like she was trying too hard. She didn't really sell the scene with the crucifix. It came off a little weak. He was a better actor. But I do like the fact that both looked normal. But as far as his asshole behavior is concerned, I do think I have seen guys act on par with what he was doing. And in the movie's timeline, he really didn't believe and stop his joking until he found her sitting outside in the cold.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    And another thing... [spoiler]

    by Stan Arthur

    The really ending is taken directly from a After Effects tutorial by Andrew Kramer that he posted two years ago. You too can learn how to do the morphing demon face here: http://tinyurl.com/coct95

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Pardon me...

    by Stan Arthur

    The REAL ending.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    TOHN007 Here is the Theatrical Ending...

    by Mr. Profit

    http://tinyurl.com/yhgzrrq

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:12 p.m. CST

    So people actualy belived it was real?

    by liljuniorbrown

    What a bunch of fucking morons. I can't get past that. I went to the theater on opening weekend ,sat at the very top,and it was packed all the way down to the very last seat. There were a few good jump scares and "oh shit thats creepy" moments but nothing to come close to scariest film ever. I just find it hard to fathom that there are people dumb enough to think movies like this and anything else with a "this footage was found" opening are actual real life footage. If they think that, Cloverfield must have fucked there shit up for real.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:15 p.m. CST

    manifestchaos

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Wow. I should reread my posts before I send them out there. Anyway, I guess I liked the way they made it believable enough to where people were trying to figure out if what they just saw actually happened. Like you mentioned, the scene with him flying back was well done in particular. I also enjoyed the footprints in the baby powder. That's why I said SOME inventive trickery.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    You can just....

    by midgarddragon

    Download the entire "festival" cut (the one that features the "alternate" i.e. original ending anywhere torrents or movie downloads are available. It'll be marked as a "DVD Screener" but it's really DVDRip quality.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    You all got had!!!!!!!!!1

    by Le Phantom

    Another fine example in the Blair witch tradition!!! A lousy movie with a lot of hype and a clever internet campaign to draw in an audience! Do you really feel good to pay ten bucks to see someting that was made for 15 grand and shot in somebody's house that is mediocre at best! They should have released it on April Fool's Day!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Great movie and pretty scary.

    by joergn

    All those haters are seemingly just pissed ´cause that movie bitchslapped their favourite, pointless and stupid "Torture-porn"-franchise at the box-office! ;-) Halloween 2010 without another SAW? Hell, yeah!!!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    FUN.

    by BOONFANGO

    THE MOVIE DID A GOOD JOB OF CREEPING OUT MY FAMILY...IT WAS JUST AN EXPERIENCE MOVIE. THE ONE YOU PARTAKE IN. THE ONE YOU VOTE FOR...THE ONE YOU KINDA LEAVE THE CRITIC IN THE CAR...OF COURSE ITS NOT REAL..BUT IT COULD BE. IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. PEOPLE DO CRAZY SHIT TO EACH OTHER ALL THE TIME. ODD EVENTS IN THE MEDIA..SO THINKING THIS BROAD SNAPPED AND SMOKED HER MAN..LEFT ME FEELING EVEN MORE CREEPED OUT CAUSE REAL LIFE ALWAYS HAS WEIRD, CRAZY ASS BUGNUTS SHIT GOING DOWN LEFT AND RIGHT..SO THINKING THAT MAYBE SOME OF THE MADNESS IN THE WORLD COULD POSSIBLY BE EVENTS LIKE THIS..AND TOTALLY NEVER KNOWN..OR SCOFFED AT,,,IS PRETTY COOL. THE MOVIE WAS A FUN RIDE. IT WAS WORTH THE SIX BUCKS. IT WAS WORTH CHECKING THE REACTIONS BY THE JUMPY CROWD. DEFINITLY WORTH HEARING THE VERY STEROTYPICAL GAY COUPLE IN THE THEATRE,,,THIS DUDE WAS COMEDY GOLD,GAVE THE 13 YEAR OLD GIRLS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY. BOTTOM LINE...AT LEAST IT TRIED A FEW NEW THINGS..BUT IF YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE ANYTHING BUT CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST...SORRY..THESE FILMS ARE MORE OF THE FABRIC OF VOYOUERISM, A FEELING OF ACTUALLY WATCHING SOME REAL SHIT GO DOWN..A POSSIBILITY IN THE PART OF THE IMAGINATION..A THOUGHT THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE A CRACK IN A FRAMED PICTURE THAT IS ON THE WALL...AND FINALLY...NO MATTER WHAT...IT WAS JUST ANOTHER MOVIE YOU PAID TO SEE TO ENTERTAIN YOURSELF.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Description of the second (far better) ending

    by gamus

    http://tinyurl.com/yc4vnm3

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Jay and Grant

    by BOONFANGO

    I watch Ghost Hunters sometimes and enjoy it...always hoping for something crazy to go down. This movie was the episode I will never get to see...could you imagine? Jay's like..."shhh..grant do you hear that? LONG QUIET PAUSE..Jason's fat ass comes flying into the camera. Grant spiderwalks in slowly, covered in blood after killing Steve and Tango...and then begins sniffing jays body...oh that shit would be money in the bank right there.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    I wasn't scared by Paranormal Activity and I hate the Saw Franch

    by Mr. Profit

    So why would someone on here post that anyone who wasn't scared by this film is a bitter Saw fan? I am not a fan of Saw movies. Last one I saw fully was part 2. Aside from that they look like shitty direct to dvd quality films. But I don't knock anyone who enjoys them because my ass lines up for every F13 movie that is released. So I'm not perfect. But I still don't see how anyone was scared by this movie. If anything (like I stated above) it made me laugh because hearing crazy noises in your house is a totally relatable thing. But it's still not scary. Just odd and kind of funny.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Did Anyone Download This Before It Was Pulled?

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...I didn't get a chance to see it.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    The movie wasn't scary but fun (SOPILER)

    by Mr_Satan

    <p>I hate the Saw franchise. I only saw the first movie. And was bored to death. And this movie was also boring, but creepy.<p> <p>And if I were Micah I would have kicked her out the house. She has been dealing with that thing her whole life. Deal breaker. She friggin got drug out the bed at night and decided to stay in the house. Fuck that.<p> You'd have to find me cause I'm leaving. Shit I'd leave after door moved back and forth.<p> I'm not afraid of any living person. But if shit is doing shit and I can't do anything about you can have the house. I want to live.<p> <P>I thought what they were doing by staying there and doing all the psychic detective crap was dumb. But hey there are about 12 shows on the air dealing with ghosts.<P> So people do dumb crap all the time. But that last night when he listens to her crazy ass to stay home, after he looked at the tape an saw her standing over him for 3 hours and then going outside. Nope that's when it's time to bail. Or call the 911 to get her on a 72 hr hold for psychiatric reasons. Cause she's bat shit crazy.<p>

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Mr_Satan

    by Mr. Profit

    The first night she stayed at my house and crazy shit happens and she goes "oh yeah a demon has been following me all my life", I would have been on some Beyonce "To the left" shit and thrown her out the house. Fuck that. I would think in real life demon stalkers are a fucking deal breaker in a relationships. I have seen many end for far less.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Paranomal Yawn-fest!!!

    by Onin Solstice

    I think you have to actually believe in ghosts to buy this lame movie. Nothing happens. Doors move, steps are heard......ooh. That's too much for me. I better hope no one's taped me in night-vision, I drool when I sleep.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    i dont get the hype over this movie

    by brabon300

    i fell asleep<p> everytime i woke up, all i saw was micah being fucking irritating<p> and as the idiot was a fucking evil day trader...im glad he was killed

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Saw it a year ago

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    With The ORIGINAL ENDING. Where she walks up past the camera lifts the knife and slits her throat. No stupid self-aware tacked on bullshit about never finding her body. The movie just ends. All Black. No Credits. Thaat ending is why the movie got hyped so much for so long. It was affecting, everyone in the theater just sat there gut-punched. <br> <br> I dragged so many people to this movie and found myself apologizing on the way home and trying to explain what affected me so much the first time. Even the second ending that was posted here is kinda lame, but nothing compares to the poor choice Hollywood bullshit ending that Spielberg insisted on that all of America had the misfortune of seeing. It changed the whole complexity of the movie. <br> <br> People were robbed.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    by brabon300

    the cop ending was the original ending<p> what you saw was apparently only screened once<p> the director apparently filmed even more than the three endings that have been shown<P> and i really think they should change the name of the movie to either "did you hear that?" or "two irritating retards in a nice house"

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    @dancetothebeatof......

    by Jaydog

    Yeah, but were the first 1.5 hours of the movie still the same tedious and repetitive bullshit? Yeah, I thought so. There's more to movies to an ending. That may work for an episode of "Tales From the Crypt" or "Twilight Zone" but I'm pissed paying for junk like this and having to sit thru so much boring, time-filling nonsense, just to get to an ending. Although, in this case, I was thrilled when it finally came, lol. And pretty much everyone in the theater walked out mocking the film, and it's shit ending. -J.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Beside Exorcist, what is a Scary Movie?

    by TheWacoKid

    It seems a lot of people can say that this is not scary, but what is scary to them? Most everybody will say Exorcist, but besides that. I thought Paranormal Activity was creepy and scary as fuck, as well as Blair Witch Project because it is something that a lot people can relate to. It's make everyday situations, and making it creepy. I like that. What's NOT scary to me is Hostal, Saw, Friday the 13th. Not Scary. The original Halloween was pretty scary, as well as the first Nightmare on Elm Street, but only because I was like 8 when I saw it. So, just curious, what's scary to everybody?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    the entire boring original ending

    by brabon300

    http://tinyurl.com/yzt9w47<p> since worst previews does their own hosting, and the studios dont really know they exist, it is still up<p> note that the heavy walking is just her fat ass coming up the stairs<p> note that the cops act like total retards too

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST

    TheWacoKid

    by brabon300

    the original night of the living dead

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    The best ending

    by liesandpicturesofalsolies

    is the throat slit ending, not that i've seen it. The ending with the cops is an interesting idea in theory but the whole thing isn't excuted as well.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:12 p.m. CST

    brabon300

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    No, the cop ending was fimled and screened after the throat-slit ending. <br> <br> Her is a full description of all the endings and the order in which they were screened. I personally saw the ending with her cutting her throat over a year ago, before the cop ending was ever screened <br> <br> http://tinyurl.com/yc4vnm3

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    TheWacoKid

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    The Innocents is a freaky fucking movie.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Jaydog

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    A good ending can complete a film and seriously affects the way you remember and are affected by it. There are hundreds, if not thousands of movies that would suck if not for their endings. Think of how you would remember Shawshank if they opened up the cell to find that Andy hung himself. It changes everything, it changes the whole movie and everything about it. <br> <br> Sure, a spooky Twilight Zone ending doesn't make a bad movie good, but it's naive and thoughtless to say that a movie that takes a slow-burn approach to a knockout ending is the same movie without that ending.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Some people just aren't scared of anything TheWacoKid

    by Mr. Profit

    Nothing really scares me and hasn't for a while. I guess as you get older, real life is a scarier place than movies. The oddest shit will affect me now, and it's never a horror movie. <P>But as a child, of course things like "The Exorcist" and "Halloween" were scary films. But also equally scary to me as a kid was the movie "David". Because I could never understand how a father could burn his son alive and leave him disfigured. I think most people in their late 20's who have grown up through the 80's have seen really fucked up and odd shit growing up on TV. I remember the Snakeman Anti-Drug PSA scaring me more than anything in "Paranormal Activity". WPIX Shocktober Commercials used to scare me too. But when you get older, and have seen a lot of things, shit just ain't as scary as when you were 12 and first saw "Pennywise The Clown" in a rain gutter stalking a little boy. <P>So it takes a lot more than closing doors at night and powder foot prints. As an adult, I can't recall any movie that has bugged me out or scared me. "Requiem For A Dream" bothered me because people were addicted to hope and that fucked them up worse than any drug. But I don't even get startled by jump scares. It sucks. But I have to admit, I saw "Ju-On" by myself and this scene made me jump. And it's stupid as fuck: http://tinyurl.com/yftnlud

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:33 p.m. CST

    dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    by Mr. Profit

    The Sixth Sense falls into what you are talking about. That ending makes the movie. Without it, it's 2 hours of waiting for Chris Hansen to pop out and berate Bruce Willis for hanging out with a little boy with no adult supervision.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Scary-ness

    by BeastOfGevaudan

    Why do you guys care so much if somebody that it was or wasn't scary? I personally thought it was terrifying, probably third scariest movie I've seen behind the Exorcist and Silence of the Lambs, but I know people who find none of those films scary in the least bit.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    And then some people make a big deal about not being scared

    by jimmay

    Sad pathetic bastards who regard anyone who was scared or creeped out by a movie a "pussy." They're like bad 80s movie boyfriends, ragging on their dates for being scared and playing the strong, silent type in the hope of getting laid later. I myself don't get scared by many films at all--The Shining, Tale of Two Sisters, Ju-on being a few examples--but I don't consider that a testament to my manhood. <p> Some of the most well crafted, original, and important horror films--The Exorcist, The Haunting (1963), Night of the Living Dead, Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre, though I admire and enjoy them a great deal, don't scare me a bit. It's all completely subjective.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    The Fourth Kind

    by brassai2003

    is a hoax movie done RIGHT. PA was horrible. That ending! Bwahahahahaha! It was like a scene from The Uninvited!

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see a line item budget...

    by SK229

    and where the fuck they spent $15k. Seriously, WHERE could they have spent that much money? Because a camera to rent like that costs less than $2k for A MONTH. Hell, you can buy one for a little more than that... cheaper if it's used. As a struggling filmmaker, I just don't get it and feel like I'm banging my fucking head against the wall and then see this... it makes you wanna quit. <p>As an example, I started a web series and shot the first few episodes for less than $500 in less than 24 hours and it's WAY more complex than this shit. LOL, where's my movie deal? I'm going to post a link, so please check it out. And before the inevitable comparisons to The Fourth Kind I didn't get the idea from that, I shot it WAY before I heard about the movie and was actually inspired by Communion and Transformation, the Strieber books. Oh, and Thriller. Curious what TB's think... it was just an honest attempt to scare and entertain, with more to come... THE GREY CORRIDOR: http://bit.ly/6rOE6

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Not to be pedantic...

    by Merkin Muffley

    But police officers don't walk around going, "Police department! Police department!"

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    no way was there even 10 grand on the screen...

    by quantize

    It's gotta be one of the cheapiest nastiest productions ever to make such a fortune. It has a couple of scary moments, but i couldnt help wonder if because you're so desperate for something to happen as you're enduring the home video style of it, just about anything would be scary it's so kinda bleak and empty. It gets pretty goofy towards the end, my wife was terrified but i was starting to giggle. The time lapse gag gets a bit old too.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Where the money went...

    by LethargicJ

    The house they used was the director's house. In order to make it work they had to remodel some of it, including building that staircase. That is actually where most of the money went and the rest went toward getting the camera and equipment. And they spent less 11k making it. The rest of the 15k came from the studio to make the new endings. Personally I think the original ending to the movie was light years better than the theatrical. To me that theatrical ending was nothing but more of Hollywood's inability to just let a movie tell it's story and end. They had to change it simply to make it possible to release a horrible direct to DVD sequel next year. It had nothing to do with making the movie better or fitting in with any sort of artistic direction, it was only about wanting to be able to milk the movie into another Saw like franchise. Her body was never found? Oooooh! Go screw, Spielberg. Plus I was actually very happy to see a movie end without the hack shot of the camera falling over and something creepy happening in a odd angle. Why does every shaky cam movie have to end with the exact same shot?

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    This "Home Video" sucked........

    by movienutz

    It is not a "Movie" - face it - it is a High-School home video. And the fact that it got a MAJOR Studio to release it, shows that they knew there would be lots of morons out there lapping this dreck up.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Perfect ending.

    by MaxTheSilent

    Fuck you all.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Someone got a reallly nice car this weekend

    by lockesbrokenleg

    And it wasn't me.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:31 p.m. CST

    GREAT MOVIE!

    by uberman

    Well written, well acted, great pacing, no shit CGI crap. All around very good 'haunted house' movie. Have'nt heard people actually 'scream' during a flick since...forever! I found myself watching the doorway more than anything else...and waiting for whatever might show up was 10000000000000000x more satisfying than any of the horror shit that the studios have crapped out this past year. This isnt some overblown juvenial turd like "A HAUNTING IN CONNETICUT". This is the real deal as 'haunted house' flicks go. Reminded me of the original 'THE HAUNTING'. What you dont see if far more terrifying than what you do.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:45 p.m. CST

    thewacokid

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Irreversible. That movie stays with me until this day. Paranormal Activity was fun, and at times a little intense, but not at all how they're advertising it as "the scariest movie ever made". You wanna see real terror with a great "pay-off", watch Irreversible.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:48 p.m. CST

    SK229

    by Harold-Sherbort

    Well done. Good luck with all your endeavors.

  • Oct. 28, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    YOU WANNA WATCH A REAL SCARY MOVIE?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Care Bears movie man.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 12:51 a.m. CST

    So, was I the only one that thought (SPOILER)

    by slapshot

    that Katie *was* the demon? Or at least possessed by it? It's there when she's a child, it's "followed" her all her life, she didn't bother to tell Micah about it until they had a relationship going, no one else could have had that picture of her, she's clearly seen doing things while not in control of her body... plus the final shot of her demon face being revealed to the camera. The way I saw it, Micah was the haunting victim in this movie, not Katie. (Plus that fits with the whole "her body was never found" bit... because that body is out somewhere else, haunting/killing somebody else.)

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Fucking stupid

    by Sappers Forward

    Movie in a nutshell: Mika (the nutless boyfriend) gets no ass for a month. All we see is a door open and close a couple of times, lots of pointless screaming, and that's about it. And we never get to see her tits. If they spent more than $20k on this I'd be surprised.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Re: Harold_Sherbort

    by SK229

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! Eight more episodes to come and those will switch between being shot like a regular movie and the first-person stuff. It's hard topping the alien stuff, though, but we have an FX guy building a puppet and are hoping to put them all on youtube, then put out a DVD that's all of them edited together with 20 extra minutes and a ton of other stuff.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Do they ever buy more cameras?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Or set them up in the hallway? One thing that bugs me about this ghost hunting show shit, is that they always seem to set the cameras in places that cover the WHOLE room, instead of one that covers a small area.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST

    slapshot> i'd go more with possession (spoilers)

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    Some of the things require a supernatural power. If it weren't for the Ouji board and footsteps in baby powder, it would be less cut and dry. Given that a light enough door can move on its own if its doorway is on the heavy side (like at Myrtles Plantation) you could easily cut this movie in a way where Katie could be possessed or simply schizophrenic. That said, this movie strikes me as being about procrastination. What, does the demon need to tap-dance and hare hare yukai with a cherry on top before you call the demonologist?

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    This movie was poor.

    by kingoflight

    This was on par with that film alien abduction the mc pherson tapes. stright away you know it's trash due to the poor acting. I never felt right. At least you don't get that in the blair witch. Both endings were shit

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST

    SK229

    by white_vader

    I checked out your stuff last time you pimped it here, but I think you'd left the thread by then. Cool stuff. The only small thing I woulda said was that some of the shots didn't quite cut together with the eye stuff, and the lens flares looked super digital, especially as you had them in the same shot as real flares from the streetlights. But that's just technical. I loved the creepy alien getting all IN YOUR FACE!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 7:52 a.m. CST

    PA haters/pushing shit uphill

    by white_vader

    God almighty. Why can you guys not differentiate between a marketing department using outrageous hyperbole to get as much business for a little low budget film as possible, and the filmmakers/film itself? Jesus! Of COURSE the marketing guys are gonna say it's the greatest thing ever - to hold the film itself responsible is moronic and inverted. Remember this film has been around for YEARS completely apart from any hype. <p> But even that's second to always whinging and whining about lame CG horror, or torture porn, or basically any modern stuff - and with the same breath when an "old-fashioned" flick comes along and uses good 'ol bumps in the night and basic sound effects, you piss on that too! I shudder to think what you all think of the classic Universal stuff - oh no I don't, because you wouldn't have seen them - that's the sorta stuff you hate! Getting all righteous and taking offence like most of you are doing just begs belief... I don't even think some of you watched it, considering that the whole point was just getting out of the house made no difference at all. And maybe, just maybe the boyfriend was SUPPOSED to be a bit of a dick (another horror tradition you seem to have forgotten)...

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Merkin Muffley - Uh, yeah...we sorta do.

    by Cletus Van Damme

    Especially when entering someone's home and searching for a subject/suspect. Loudly and repeatedly identifying ourselves helps make sure that someone that takes a shot at us at that point isn't found innocent when/if they shoot one of us because they thought we were an intruder.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Re: White Vader

    by SK229

    Thanks, glad you enjoyed it. I actually didn't have any digital lens flares, that was all in camera. I hate digital lens flares. I actually think lens flares in general are overdone now, but.. pretty hard to avoid when you shine a light directly into the camera. The only thing digital were the eye blinks of the alien and of course the lights from the ship. Thanks for checking it out!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 11:47 a.m. CST

    FUCK PARABOLIC RETARDITY!

    by LimpdickSherlock

    But hey it's the American way - 1 gets rich, a million loses 10 bucks each. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 12:14 p.m. CST

    That ending sucked

    by Series7

    Left it too open to, maybe she was just crazy.

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    DAMN. MISSED THE VIDEO.

    by BringingSexyBack

    Can someone help a brother out with an alternate link?

  • Oct. 29, 2009, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Hey, BSB!

    by fernando_garvey

    Did you find the video? Here's the link. http://tinyurl.com/yzt9w47

  • Oct. 30, 2009, 8:45 a.m. CST

    THANKS FERNANDO

    by BringingSexyBack

    Well, that was a treat. I think the new ending worked better, but that's not to say this one was bad.

  • Nov. 1, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Hey SK229 (if you're still out there)

    by white_vader

    The lights on the ship/accompanying flares are exactly the flares I was talking about. They were green I think? And then there were the real flares of the streetlights in the same shot. That was all I meant. But like I say, that's just a little thing, and you got that great creepy vibe. I think flares are overdone too, and it makes sense to have them looking straight at the ship, but they suffered in comparison to the lag/trails on the streetlights. It was like you'd graded it down after the flares had been put on or rendered with the ship then graded or something. <p> And hey, when I say all this I know that you can get anything just so with time money and resources... but when you don't have those it's a different kettle of fish! So congrats again. Cheers!