Extremely plain, even Scary Movie 5 looks like a humor prodigy compared to this one. However, Paranormal Movie has one thing that simply justifies it and puts it above competitors. Breaking the fourth wall.
What is Scary Movie 5? A film from the most famous parody franchise that was supposed to be at least as fair as 4th. It - failed. What is Cloudy with a chance of meatballs? An animation blockbuster that was supposed to rip off the insane and the young all around the world. It... succeeded.
This - is a true parody. It's bad, because it's bad and for the sake of bad. It's not funny - because it wants you to notice it's not funny.
The film not only questions the value of original Paranormal Activity and how a few jump scares under crude suspense can shock the theater... It also questions the value of parody. It's not much of a parody or a movie, per say - it's more like a documentary. Like a youtube review.
Unlike other movies, like those listed above, that also do absolutely unthinkable things that are below criticism - this movie does it for good reason. Not to be cruel, not to sink a franchise, not to drowse a theater.
It's going straight to DVD, and that's how it should be.
Since parodies can't be rated among normal films of 5-10 bracket, I'd say that 4 in 1-5 bracket is almost as good as 8 would be in 5-10.
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