4 clearly not for everyone...but i loved itskeletor | 04/01/2011 | See all skeletor's reviews (49)Top 100 DVD Reviewer Die hard Gorehounds or specific fans of the torture porn craze ( Hostel etc ) may well find this as about as enthralling as i would watching repeats of any celebrity reality tv show on itv2, but for those who can enjoy any genre of Horror including being chilled by the unseen rather than lashings of blood, guts and the obligatory naked flesh shots will be more than happy to spend 90 minutes in complete silence in a darkened room " waiting for something to happen " and if i may be so bold as to presume so, that kind of thing is just the point when dealing with these kind of films.Paranormal Activity 2 took what made the first one so good ( the anticipation of waiting for something to happen and when it did BOO! ) and turning it up a notch, which means the silences and the frustration of " nothing is happening " is longer and the scares are bigger and even more nerve rattling when they do happen. It works better too as, your eyes never stop searching the screen for a glimpse of something abnormal.It's set as a prequel to the first one, and the tie up at the end works chillingly good. Nuff said. Don't want to spoil it.Chances are, if this had been released in the 70's during the time of The Exorcist it would have enduced palpatations, faintings etc however, with todays society and cinema going audience ( a huge of majority of which approach any form of cinema with a high degree of cynicism ) we are somewhat spoiled, as we simply expect TOO much.For me, sometimes, the more simple the horror theme, the more effective it is. Less is more?? Gorehounds can keep the over-rated SAW franchise ( the first one, was admittedly a terrific & intelligent thriller ) for me, a film that plucks at my nerves rather than my stomach is far more effective in every way.I didn't need the lights on after watching SAW or Hostel, but i sure did after watching this, and that for me, is the mark of a true horror film.