Paranormal Activity (No, not the movie)

Most people get tingles down their necks or a quick shiver when discussing anything to do with ghosts or paranormal activity.  We thrive on the rush it brings to be face to face with something so unexplained that it rivals the origins of the human race altogether.

Now, if you have been one of the sad few to go out and see the movie based on this exact topic, you will surely be disappointed.  Anyone who works with us in getting to know the darkest regions of the world with be sad to see such a movie in production.  It showcases such a false representation with such mediocre acting that it can be a bit misleading to what we actually do…

For me, I get a little upset at most of the depictions of movies today. I understand the concepts, but I think the more real or true to life a movie can be, the more it lasts in your mind. For example, take alien movies: most are not really that scary. Even if they are, they don’t seem to stay with you.

Now, take a movie like Psycho or Jaws…

Something VERY real and close to home. Makes you think about going for a swim or living with mentally ill people huh? Ha. That’s the point. Psychological thrillers will always reign supreme in my mind. They grip you and really get inside your head. Attack of Killer Klowns? Not so much horror, but comedy like the older Nightmare on Elm Street flicks.

So when a movie uses the term “paranormal” in the tagline I already know it’s going to be weird, but mostly not scary. I’m open to keep watching though.

Robin Reeve

Robin Reeve is the founder of Ghostwatcherz.com. Robin has been actively researching the paranormal since the early 1990’s. He has several unpublished books regarding Fairfield Hills Mental Hospital and the events that have taken place there over the years. He is an active part of the Ghostwatcherz community online.

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