Κυριακή, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Paranormal Activity 4


Paranormal Activity 4 when a laptop and a Kinect change the live of a family



The film Paranornal Activity 4 is the fourth film of the Paranormal Activity film franchise and it’s based on the horror mythological which was initially started in 2007 with the legendary horror film Paranormal Activity.
The screenplay of “Paranormal Activity 4” is written by Zack Erstin and Oren Peli and the Paranormal IV film is directed by the directors of Paranormal Activity III, Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost.
As we all know Paranormal Activity films follow a parallel plot structure and an interaction between them, for example Paranormal Activity 2 (II) is not a sequel of Paranormal Activity I, it is about a parallel story and Paranormal Activity 3 (III) is a prequel to other two films and it starts fifteen years before the beginning of Paranormal Activity (I).
Paranormal Activity IV actually is sequel to Paranormal Activity II and it’s plot structure begins few years after the end of Paranormal Activity II.

The Plot structure of Paranormal Activity IV

As we know the film Paranormal Activity II ends with Katie kidnapping hers only female child Henry. The plot structure of Paranormal Activity IV starts few after the kidnapping and it cavers the life of Alice, her mother, her boyfriend Ben and the supernatural evil force appears when Katie and Hunter (they have changed the name of the boy from Hunter to Robbie) move into a new neighborhood. Kristie is ill and goes to hospital Alice’s mother took Robbie to their house to their house for a few days cause his mother is at the hospital. Then it starts and the supernatural and evil demonic force is after them.

The marketing Campaign of Paranormal Activity 4

The first theatrical trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 was released on 1 August of 2012. It worth to mention that in the theatrical trailer of the new film we can see that the story line follows the Paranormal mythology after the end of Paranormal 2 and that it shows a new film making technique and a new horror tip showing paranormal activity through a video chat on the screen of an open laptop.

The Cast of Paranormal Activity 4

In Paranormal Activity IV participates Katie Featherston who is already known to audience cause her participation in all previous Paranormal Activity films.
Katie Featherston plays the part of Katie. The part of Alice is played by Kathryn Newton, Brady Allen plays the part of boy (Hunter Rey/ Robbie). The part of Ben (Alice’s boyfriend) is played by Matt Shively. The part of Kristie (Katie’s sister) is played by Kristi Rey and the part of Micah is played by Micah Sloat. Molly Ephraim plays the part of Ali Rey and Alisha Boe plays the part of Young Katie.
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Παρασκευή, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Paranormal Activity II (2010)

Paranormal Activity II - The demon is back







Paranormal Activity II is the second supernatural horror film part of the Paranormal Activity Franchise. Paranormal Activity has a plot structure that starts two months before and parallel in relation with the plot structure of the initial Paranormal Activity. Paranormal Activity II was written by Michael Perry and directed by Tod Williams.

The plot structure of Paranormal Activity 2


The plot structure of Paranormal Activity is about a family - the couple Kristie, Dan,  Dan’s  daughter Ali, their infant son Hunter, Kristie’s sister Katie, the housekeeper Martine and their dog Aby. The story begins at 2006, with a “burglary“ at the couple’s house. Only hunter’s necklace is missing which was a Katie’s present. The couple believes that there is danger for more criminal activity in the future and Dan places security cameras inside and outside of the house. Martine the latin housekeeper believes that they are under a demonic attack and she wants to force “evil spirits” to leave from the house. There is also a background story Katie and Kristi believe that since their childhood they are under the influence and negative power of a demon.    

Ali hears strange sounds during the knight and she walks outside of the house and then door of the house closes behind her. Then Ali realizes that there is something supernatural in their house and starts searching and studying for demons. She discovers that people can communicate and make deals with demons for  wealth, power and glory. Also, Ali reexamines the family situation according to which had not been a male child in Kristi and Katie’s family since the time of their great - great grandmother, aand Hunter is the only male child in the family.

The dog of the family it attacked and injured by the demon. Dan and Ali take the dog Abby to the veterinarian, during their absence Krist is under a demonic attack. A powerful demonic force drugs her into the basement and she stays there for an hour when she walks out of the basement shedoes not look normal she is possessed.

To be continued

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Τετάρτη, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

The Production of Paranormal Activity (2007)


Creating Paranormal Activity a great horror film





Oren Peli is the man behind the Paranormal Activity. Oren Peli was first - time director and he was afraid of wired creatures as ghosts, demons and vampires but he was looking for a way to transform fear into something productive, positive and finally profitable. The idea and the basic concept of the film “Paranormal Activity” is based on relative experiences of Peli.

Peli started by the simple statement “we wanted to be as trustful as we could be”  and for this reason he studied extensively paranormal phenomena and demonology. Actually, the result of his study was the use of “demon” in the screenplay rather than other creatures cause demons are the most malevolent and violent entities.

The second step was to use the most primal of humans - DARK “NIGHT” and for this reason the movie is filmed during the night.

The next step was to create believable scenes. Peli emphasize at believability rather than action and gore. He created believable scenes by using home cameras which offer him more raw and stationary format. Also there was no need for crew and also home cameras and mounted cameras on tripods offer more plausibility to scenes. Peli wants to emphasize on characters and plot structure rather than camera work.

Another one important factor for the increase of believability in Paranormal Activity  was the use of “natural dialogue”. Peli used a technique known as “retroscrippting”. This technique it was used at the early days of cinema and as I know in the production of “Blair Witch Project”. According to this technique there is no real script and directors gives only outlines of the story and situations to actors and leave them enough place to speak and interact with other actors.


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Τρίτη, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Paranormal Activity (2007)


Paranormal Activity - horror as you have never imagined before







Paranormal Activity is a supernatural horror film shot in found footage style. The film was written and directed by Oren Peli. The plot of the film is about a young caple Katie and Micah who face the supernatural presence in their home. The storyline of the film is presented to audience through the lenses of hidden camera and regular cameras left on during the night to record the supernatural and paranormal activity.

The film initially produced as an Independent Feature and it was shown to Horror Film Festivals and then it was acquired by Paramount Pictures. Paramount Pictures modified the film and especially the film ending. The marketing and release strategy of the film was to release the film firstly in a limited number of theaters , the first was on 25 September 2007 (five years ago - so today is the Paranormal Activity franchise birthday)  and then to started the nation wide release of the film on October 2009. Paramount Activity was a huge box office success with worldwide box revenue at $ 194 million. The financial ratio of return on Investment is one of the best ever in history of cinema.

The success of Paranormal Activity was a strong factor to motivate Paramount Pictures for the creation of sequel and prequel films related to the initial “Paranormal Activity” film. The prequel film Paranormal Activity 2 was released in October 2010 and the second prequel “Paranormal Activity 3” was releases in October 2011.    




The plot structure of “Paranormal Activity”



A couple of young people Katie and Micah recently moved into a two - story track in San Diego. Katie believes that an evil spirit is after her and is responsible for her bad misfortune. Katie believes also that this evil power is after her also in their new house. She wants to record the supernatural activity that occurs at night during their sleep. Micah mounts a digital camcorder on a tripod in their bedroom to cover the supernatural presence.
The 1st Night
Only sound of footsteps and dropped keys is recorded.  

Katie ask for help Dr. Fredichd (phychic) who believes that Katie is not haunted by a ghost buit she was haunted by a demon. Demon creates negative energy around her and Kate is doomed into failure, misery and fear.  According to him Katie and Micah must not try to taunt and communicate with demon and then reccomend them to communicate with an experts about demons Dr. Johann Averie . Katie believes the situation is dangerous  but from the other hand Micah does not take it seriously.

The 2nd Night

Camera captures a number of supernatural phenomena such a light turning on and then off.

The 3nd Night

Camera captures the movement of the bedroom door.

The 5th Night

Katie wakes up from a nightmare as it seems from the camera footage something or someone was whispering to her during her sleep.

Then Micah starts to taunt the demon.

The 10th Night

Camera captures the demon crawling through the covers and when Katie is wakes up she hears a strange growling in the hallway.

The  13th Night
    
The couple wakes up because of a strange screech and a loud thud. The sound is coming from downstairs they are heading downstairs and they see the chandelier moving my itself.

The 15th Night

Camera captures the following sequence of activity. Kate is wakes up and she looks Micah speechless for many hours and then she goes outside. Micah wakes up because of the noise in the halfway. Micah tries to convince Kate to return but there is no hope. Micah goes inside to get a blanket he finds the TV on and both the taps in kitchen and bedroom on.

Katie remembers anything next morning.

Micah brings a Quija board to their house despite the warnings of Dr. Fredich.  The couple leaves the Quija board at their living room while they are moving for a visit to another house. During their absence curtains and plants start to blow around and the Quija box starts to move by itself and finally a small fire erupts on the board but it extinguishes itself before they get home.

The 16th night

Camera captures the bed tipping over

The 17th night

Micah sprinkles talcum powder in the hallway and when the the couple is awaken by noises they are no human footprints from attic to bedroom. Micah searches into the attic where he finds a burnt photograph of Kate when she was younger. Katie believed that this photograph was previously destroyed  in an unexplained house fire.

The 18th night

Camera captures a light turning on and then off and the bedroom door slams shut. There is also strange sound as something was trying to break in. Also, couple discovers the glass of their photo smashed and Micah’s image scratched. Micah agrees to invite Dr. Averie, instead of Dr. Averie Dr.Fredichs arrives but he can not help he believes that his own presence makes the demon more angry and dangerous.


The 19th night


Camera captures a a shadow while its moving across the bedroom door.

The 20th Night

Then Katie is pulled out of the bedroom by am unknown force. The couple is afraid and leaves the house and decides to go a hotel to pass the night. Katie fears and pushes a cross with her hands so strongly that bloodies her palm. Micah burns the cross and the photo with Kate in the attic.


The 21th Night

Katie wakes and stands beside Micah and is looking at him for about two hours and then Katie starts screaming and calls Micah for hekp, camera captures Katie screaming like crazy, then screaming stops and a short silence appears, then footsteps coming up the stairs. Then Micah body is violently hurled at the camera and it’s knocked over. Katie slowly walks into the room and then blood appears on her clothing. Kate sniffs Micah and then slowly looks at the camera, her face takes the look of demonic appearance and then scene cuts.

The Paranormal Activity film ends with an epilogue text, according to which Micah found dead by police on October 11, 2006 and Katie is missing.           
        
   - THE END -

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Δευτέρα, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Resident Evil


Resident Evil the video game of horror and then the conqueror of Horror Cinema






Resident Evil Media Franchise

The Resident Evil now days is a media franchise  developed and owned by the Japanses video game company Capcom. Resident Evil is known to Japan with the name Biohazard. The concept of the game is the gamer to survive in an unfriendly horror environment. Resident Evil was created by Shinji Mikami and it is very successful - till now there 23 editions of the Resident Evil game with more than 50 million units sold.

Resident Evil expanded beyond the limits of video games industry with relative releases to other industries such as comic books, novels, sound dramas and finally series of animated and live - action films.  The case of Resident Evil must be studied carefully by all interested people who are involved in entertainment industry. Not only for its success but also as a model of expansion, growth and unique innovations. Finally I need to highlight that Resident Evil is a third person shooter game and it’s game plot is developed as a survival horror adventure sharing plot elements of action.

The Films Resident Evil


The Resident Evil films are the most successful movies to be based on a video game. The Resident Evil film series hold the record for the “Most - Live Action Film Adaptation of a Video game” in the Guinness World Records Gamers Edition.

Until today there are five live action films under the title Resident Evil. The adaptation of the initial video game to film does not include all the plot elements of the video game,  but the main characters of the video game are included as Jill Valentine, Clairie Redfield, Nemesis, Chris Redfield, Carlos Olivera and Albert Wesker. All Resident Evil films were written and produced by Paul Anderson. Anderson wanted to increase the audience interest for the film and for this reason he has created a main female character Alice as the protagonist of all Resident Evil films.

Resident Evil received negative critiques but the box - office success of the film franchise is incomparable  and has made over $ 600 million in box - office - worldwide . The Resident Evil films are the only one films adapted by video games with increasing trend in box - office by each successive film.


The films Resident Evil will be presented one by one on my blog. At this article I just mention the titles, the film director’s  name and the year of realease.

Resident Evil (2002, Paul W. S. Anderson)
Resident Evil : Apocalypse (2004, Alexander Witt)
Resident Evil : Extinction (2007, Russell Mulcany)
Resident Evil : Afterlife (2010, Paul W.S. Anderson)
Resident Evil : Retribution (2012, Paul W.S. Andersom)

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Evill Dead III : Army of Darkness


Evil Dead III : Army of Darkness - fight against the army of Evil Dead





Evill Dead III : Army of Darkness is the second film of Sam Raimi after the success of the initial film “Evil Dead” (Sam Raimi 1981) and it’s the third and final part of Evil Dead trilogy. The film Army of Darkness not only has elements of horror genre but also has elements of comedy and comic books. The screenplay of “Evil Dead III: Army of Darkness” was written by Sam Raimi and his brother Ivan Raimi, the film was produced by Robert Tapert and the main actor of the Evil Dead trilogy Bruce Campbell.
If we want to describe the film “Evil Dead III : Army of Darkness” using few words I can say that the film is about the adventure of William Ash who is trapped in the Middle ages and fights the undead and his desire and need is to return back to his time.           

The plot structure of Evil Dead III : The Army of Darkness


The main character of Evill Dead films Ash Williams has been pulled through a time gate and as he travels in time he lands in England at 1300 AD. Ash is captured by Lord Arthur’s soldiers, who believe that Ash is a spy in disguise. A spy of Duke Henry with whom Artur is at war.

Ash with Henry are taken prisoners to Arthur’s castle. Arthur throws Ash into a pit to fight a deadite. Ash wins the deadite and Artrhur’s Wise Man returns to Ash his weapons (gun and a chainsaw). Ash as a winner of the fight against the Deadite demands the freedom of Henry and the freedom of Henry’s men. Ash is a hero and he is celebrated by the the happy crowd. Ash has attracted the interest of Sheila a sister of a fallen knight who served Lord Arthur.

Ash wants to return back to his time and according to wise man there is only one way Ash can travel in time and return to his time. The Necronomicon way. Ash has to regain the Necronomicon ex - mortis. Ash says goodbye to Sheila and he starts searching for the Necronomicon.  Ash says goodbye to Sheila and he starts his adventure into the unknown. Ash walks into a Dark and Haunted forest. Then an invisible, unseen and unconquerable force pushes Ash through the woods. He finds a windmill where Ash crashes into a mirror. Then a mirror idol of Ash climbs out from the mirror and torment him. Then are other reflection from the mirror and one of them uses Ash’s body and it becomes a full human size duplicate of Ash and attacks to him. Ash fights hard kills the duplicate and burns the dead body of duplicate.

Ash finds his way to Necronomicon and arrives at Necronomicons location. There is a great surprise from Ash. There are three books not just one. One of them is the original and the other two are copies. The question is which is the original book. Ash uses his intelligence to discover the original Necronomicon book and he recognizes it, but there is also another one obstacle, he needs to say an Ancient magic phase to be allowed by the dark forces to carry the book with him . The phase is “Klaatu Venetta Nicto”. Unfortunately for him has forgotten the last world of the phase. He tries to trick the book by mumbling the last word. He grabs the book and as an idiot, runs to the castle. At the same time dead rises from the graves all around, and among them is also the evil duplicate of Ash who unites into the “Army of Darkness”.

Ash demands to return back to his time but at the same time Sheila is captured by a flying Deadite and she is transformed into a Deadite. Ash agrees to help people to fight the Army of Darkness. Ash uses same scientific textbooks left in his car’s trunk and builds homemade weapons to fight against the wrath of dead. Ash succesfully leads the people in the battle against the Army of Darkness (evil dead). After the victory against the Evil Dead, Sheila is re - transforms back into a normal human being. Ash promotes peace between Arthur and Henry.

Finally, Ash with the help of Necronomicon returns back to his time. Ash narrates his adventure and his travel in time to a worker of S - market store, meanwhile a female client is possessed and transforms into a deadly creature. A chaotic nightmare begins inside the S - market store and Ash kills the creature.    



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