Mr. Steed's 6th Grade Computer Class Blog
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April 13th, 2010 Sponge

Give me your argument for why a movie like “Paranormal Activity” has been so successful when it appears to use such lo-tech special effects and just mess with your head instead of a movie that shows you ALL of the blood and guts with hi-tech special effects like “Saw 6”? (As a special bonus, I have included the trailers of what are being called two of the new scariest movies EVER, “Paranormal Activity” and the movie it was based on “The Entity” and the new remake of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” coming to movie theaters April 30th, 2010)(You must write 8 complete sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)

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67 Responses to “April 13th, 2010 Sponge”

  1. paranormal activity is real!!!! it is not special effects because u can tell that their are no special effects because it is very hard to do that with a low grade camera it would look so corny if it was special effects it is a true story

  2. Well the reason Paranormal Activity was i guess scary for the other people but they make people think a different kind of creature is doing those kind of things. but with with all the other scary movies like Night Mare on Elm st is a person in your dreams that kills u

  3. I think saw 6 was better.The commercial for Paranormal activity only showed all of the good parts of the movie and i watched it and i thought it was retarded.

  4. i think the reason that everybody likes that movie and it is real it is based on a true story and it looks worse then blood and stuff because you know that it is real and actually happened!!!

  5. Its a hit because its more realistic. And people have fear of all that is scary. There babies! NO scary movie is scary. Only Barney is scary. The paranormal is nothing to mess with, because they cant bother you unless you bother them. People are vulnerable to movies if someone says its scary. I don’t think its scary because its just people that are dead that will linger for 1-40 days because they have died brutality or young. Unless you disturb them.

  6. everybody says that paranormal activity is scary but its not that scary like some parts r but not a lot and if it was true then it would be really scary to me. because it can happen too anybody. i think it would be creepy to see like someone actually in person and that happening to them.i wanna see a nightmare on elm street though uit looks like it will be good. the entity I’ve seen it maybe like twice with my friend then my family. but it was good to me.

  7. ok i like fredy grogr but it is cool and mikell mishors and jasin and eney other scery move.

  8. People like real thing’s to watch that’s why sport’s is so popular these day’s and all the way back to whenever. that’s why if there is so much high tech effect’s people won’t like it as much. That’s why people like more real blood and gore not the gore that go’s ten feet away.

  9. I THINK THAT THESE MOVIES ARE MORE POPULAR THAN THE OTHERS BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE TRUE. THEY SEAM REAL TO US. LIKE IT COULD HAPPEN TO US. ALSO PEOPLE LIKE BEING SCARED. SO THEY BUY IT.

  10. i think the movies are so successful because it makes people believe that it is real.but my thoughts about the low graded movies is that the may or may not be made up like Freddy.paranormal activity was gay because it show the good parts in the movies on t.v.. i think they paused the film making to make the prints on the floor. and the made the sheets blow up the movie is fake. the entity i never scene it so can tell u if it is fake or not.most of the movies u see might be fake. but the ones that say r based on a true story i think they are just like every other movie FAKE.

  11. it’s more realistic…….

  12. IT REALISTIC,SCARY,AND I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT

  13. I DONT LIKE THE MOVIE BCAUSE ITS TO SCARY FOR ME……..

  14. i look at some of them but to scary

  15. ive seen ‘paranormal activity’ n its the kind of scary movie that every unexplained action or noise freaks you out or makes you jump and both of those scared me. the scary part about after the movie is that i watched it on Halloween night, and i swear i thought i seriously heard voices in my house! 😮

  16. THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SO INTERESTING TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE SARKY MOVIES LIKE ME I LOVE SKARRY MOVIES THEY ARE SO COOL I LOVED THE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY I DID NOT JUMP OR ANYTHING I LOVED IT IT WAS SO COOL I LIKED WHEN THE GIRL GOT PULLED DOWN THE STAIRS BY THE GHOST I HAVE A GHOST IN MY HOUSE IT IS MEAN BUT IF YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT IT IT WONT BOTHER YOU IT LOVES ME IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO ME WHEN MY BROTHER WAS ACTING LIKE HE WAS GOING TO STAB ME AND WE WAS LOADING THE DISHES THE GHOST KNOCKED DOWN 2 GLASS CUPS AND I HAD MY MP3 ON RECORD AND THE GHOST SAID RUN RUN BE FOR HE GETS YOU SO I WINT IN MY ROOM AND MY DOOR SHUT AND IT LOCKED BY ITS SELF IT WAS ALL SOME TO WICH THE GHOST SLAM MY DOOR AND LOCK IT WHEN I WAS NOT IN DANGER…HI…C.G

  17. because people hear about how not scary paranormal activity it really is and want to see it for them selfs. when it first came out people went see it just to see if it is any good. the other movies i think will be good but not the other movies.

  18. BECAUSE IT ACTUALY HAPPENED AND IT IS NOOT SCARY BUT PEOPLE SAY IT IS.

  19. BECAUSE PEOPLE HEAR BOOUT HOW NOT SCARY PARANORMAL ACTIVITY IT REALLY IS AND WANT TO SEE IT FROM THEIR SELFS. WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT PEOPLE WENT TO SEE IT JUST TO C IF IT WOULD B ANY GOOD.

  20. I think people like that movie because iT was based on a true story and it could happen again

  21. BECAUSE THEY BASE IT ON MORE OF A TRUE STORY. BUT THEY ARE BOTH/ALL GOOD MOVEIS. THE SPECAIL AFFECTS GIVE IT BETTER RATEINGS BECAUSE OF THE TECHNOLIGY THEY USE. AND THE SCARIER THE FUNER IT IS TO WATCH. SO PEOPLE WILL GIVE IT BETTER RATEINGS.

  22. i think the hills have eyes 2 was better because it was more information in it than the first one.

  23. I THINK THAT PEOPLE LIKE IT BECAUSE IT IS SACRED AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE IT WAS ALL SOME

  24. I THINK PEOPLE LIKE THESE MOVIES BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE TO GET SCARED AND BASED ON TRUE STORYS

  25. i thinkk tht it is so popular because maybb alot of people dnt like to see all the guts and stuff! Also kuz if somebody tellz you tht itz not scary then most people are gunnah wannah go and see it for themselves. and like if there is a new movie tht comes out then alot of people are gunnah want to go see it, exspecially if it is a scary movie kuz alot of people like scary movies. if people are going on a date they usally dont wannahh see no kid movie and tha guy dnt wannah watch a chick flick so a scary movie is wht kindahh movie people on dates usally watchh

  26. i think because it looks real it might be real thats y everybody likes it bacuse they do not no if it is fake or real

  27. BECAUSE THEY BASE IT ON MORE OF A TRUE STORY. BUT THEY ARE BOTH/ALL GOOD MOVEIS. THE SPECAIL AFFECTS GIVE IT BETTER RATEINGS BECAUSE OF THE TECHNOLIGY THEY USE. AND THE SCARIER THE FUNER IT IS TO WATCH. SO PEOPLE WILL GIVE IT BETTER RATEINGS. SO THERE IS WHY AND HOW I RATE A MOVIE

  28. I GUESS BECAUSE IT’S MORE ENTERTAIN BECAUSE ITS LIKE BASED ON A TRUE STORY AND STUUFF SO YEA… (:

  29. ITS A BIG HIT BECAUSE EVERYONE THOUGH IT WAS REAL VEDEO AND THOUGH IT COULD ACTUALLY HAPPEN TO SOMEONE. IF IT WASNT REALLY FOOTAGE THEN PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THOUGH IT WASNT AS GOOD

  30. BECAUSE THEY BASE IT ON MORE OF A TRUE STORY. BUT THEY ARE BOTH/ALL GOOD MOVIES. THE SPECIAL AFFECTS GIVE IT BETTER RATINGS BECAUSE OF THE TECHNOLOGY THEY USE. AND THE SCARIER THE FUNNER IT IS TO WATCH. SO PEOPLE WILL GIVE IT BETTER RATINGS. SO THERE IS WHY AND HOW I RATE A MOVIE

  31. I don’t really know because i really seriously don’t like,don’t watch scary or suspense movies.But I think its because people like the real and not animated. But they to me scare all the same.

  32. well they are just as scary. high tech or not. i no that wen i watched i almost died. just becuz it wasnt all high tech doesnt mean nything bekuz the less high tech it isthe morereal it seems. and the realer it is the more it scares me kuz i start to think it i realy going to happen. all thev guts nd everything hapining wit high tech movies is scary but it doesnt seem as real as paranormal activity bekuz paranormal activity seems so real!! :O

  33. The reason why because people like scary movies and the interesting to other people who like it. i love scary movies because their so good well some are. the good part about some scary movies are some true and the good ones are the true…………..

  34. because they are good movies so that why would a so successful so that why I think that them movies are a success

  35. cuz its based on a true story!

  36. I Think Paranormal Activity Was More Successfull &’ Really Messed With Peoples Head Because Its based On More Of A True Story In Which The Movie Saw 6 Most Likely Isn’t True &’ Can’t Really Happen ! So Even Thouqhh Paranormal Activity Isn’t In Hi-Tech &’ Has Special Effects , It Is More Likely To Happen Then Saw 6 Whichh I Know Really Can’t Happen But Thats Just My Opinion !

  37. I think that Saw 6 is better than all three of those movies combined. That is because in Saw you don’t know if they live or die unless you’ve seen it already. In Nightmare On Elm Street, you can tell if they die by how much time is left in the movie. Also, Paranormal Activity could be fake and they’re just saying that it’s real. I think the low grade effects just made it look real. I say traps and riddles really make cool kills. The blood and gore is better too. But that’s just me.

  38. Its a hit because it is more realistic. It can actually happen. It is based on a true story. But it leaves scary thoughts in your head. I dont like watching scary movies at night because I cant sleep after that and I get cranky. Alot of people like scary movies so they buy them. They also become a hit cause of the popularity and the talk about it cause its new.

  39. Its a hit because it is more realistic. It can actually happen. It is based on a true story. But it leaves scary thoughts in your head. I dont like watching scary movies at night because I cant sleep after that and I get cranky. Alot of people like scary movies so they buy them. They also become a hit cause of the popularity and the talk about it cause its new.

  40. I never seen that movie before. but i will predict how i think the movie is. i think the movie is scary. also i wouldn’t want to see a movie like that because i wouldn’t be able to sit through a boring movie. that’s just me.

  41. The reason that Paranormal Activity was more successful than the other movies with the special effects and gore, was because it was filmed on what appeared to be a home camera, giving it a realistic feeling. This mood more in depth scared the audience and gave them something to think about. Also, a realistic setting and story was produced to make it more believable that it was based off of true events.

  42. i think the reason that everybody likes that movie and it is real it is based on a true story and it looks worse then blood and stuff because you know that it is real and actually happened!!!

  43. i dont know

  44. i think that movie was a good movie. because it was based on a true story. if people are going on a date they usally dont wannahh see no kid movie and tha guy dnt wannah watch a chick flick so a scary movie is wht kindahh movie peoplThey also become a hit cause of the popularity and the talk about it cause its new.
    e on dates usally watchh.The paranormal is nothing to mess with, because they cant bother you unless you bother them.

  45. BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE LOVE SCARY MOVIES

  46. I think it has been the best because it is full of scary things that could really happen.It was on a real camera that people use at there house. It happened at some ones house. If you believe in ghost and all that you could think this was real. Even though it aint about ghost. The movie is not scary to me but if you gett scared on like Jason and all that you will get scared. Also this movie does not have all the blood and nasty graphics that the other movies have. That is why i think it is one of the scariest movies of all time.

  47. I think that paranormal activity is one of the best scary movie for many reasons. Well paranormal activity looks more real. Thanks to how it looks like a normal family it looks like it could happen to anyone. Well also that what’s happening at paranormal activity has more graphics. “The Entity” looks less real because of the poor graphics form the past. Also Nightmare on elm street doesn’t look that scary because the monster can be seen. Usually people get more scared if they aren’t able to see or prevent the happening. Ether way if I would sit and watch paranormal activity or nightmare at elm street I would probably freak out and not be able to sleep.

  48. I LOVED THE MOVIE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY IT WAS SUCH A GOOD MOVIE. IT WA SUCH A FREAKING SCARY MOVIE IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE

  49. THE REASON WHY IS BECAUSE THEY ARE SO INTERESTING TO PEOPLE WHO LOVE SARKY MOVIES LIKE ME I LOVE SKARRY MOVIES THEY ARE SO COOL I LOVED THE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY I DID NOT JUMP OR ANYTHING I LOVED IT IT WAS SO COOL I LIKED WHEN THE GIRL GOT PULLED DOWN THE STAIRS BY THE GHOST I HAVE A GHOST IN MY HOUSE IT IS MEAN BUT IF YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT IT IT WONT BOTHER YOU IT LOVES ME IT IS ALWAYS NICE TO ME WHEN MY BROTHER WAS ACTING LIKE HE WAS GOING TO STAB ME AND WE WAS LOADING THE DISHES THE GHOST KNOCKED DOWN 2 GLASS CUPS AND I HAD MY MP3 ON RECORD AND THE GHOST SAID RUN RUN BE FOR HE GETS YOU SO I WINT IN MY ROOM AND MY DOOR SHUT AND IT LOCKED BY ITS SELF IT WAS ALL SOME TO WICH THE GHOST SLAM MY DOOR AND LOCK IT WHEN I WAS NOT IN DANGER…HI…C.G………………… THAT MOVIE WAS NOT SCARY

  50. cause its cool. people think old movies are better. there not. but they look more real. people get more scare. but they look kind of good. some of the movies come from old ones. there cool.

  51. idk

  52. people love scary movies that why it is a
    big hit and everyone has it who wound’nt
    have it ,it is so scary.

  53. i dont know for real. to tell you the truth. a nightmare on elm street looks so cool to me. im not faking either. its not scary at all. i dont believe if you go to sleep you will see him. i dont know why others believe in him. he is so fake to me. he looks like a panted Jason a little.

  54. i thought paranormal activity was ok but i like older scary movies i think there better

  55. i don’t know. all i know is that movie is so creepy. and it seems fake. i don’t believe any of that stuff.

  56. why Paranormal Activity is one of the scariest moves is becuase it was filmed in someones house with a real camrea && had special features. && parenoraml activy can be based on a ture story but saw 6 isn’t popular beacuase its not based on a ture story && most peple like watching movies that are based on a ture story. && in paranormal actvity doesnt have any blood or guts like the saw movies do. && everyone think’s it look real so it might be intersesting to some people.

  57. The reson that parinormal activity is so famos. is. Because its allways suprising you. and you cant see what it is.

  58. because paranormal activity is a true story saws 1,2,3,4,5, and 6 have to much effects.

  59. I THINK that its because of the action.and the scaryness. or because it shows the people. or because of the way the screen looks like. probely cuz its good.or cuz a lot of people seen it. or cuz it looks good. i what to the movie.

  60. -well theres alot of reasons why those two movies are scarier.i think this is cause paranormal activity is based on a true story.nightmare on elm street is popular cause the first one was already scary.some people think that it was scarier cause of the fact that jason nd mike myers were jus not scary nd juss retarded.freddy crooger is scary cause all you have to do is go to sleep nd everybody goes to sleep.honestly i think that those movies are going to continue to be classics forever.until next time…*)

  61. I DON KNOW. BLOOD ISN’T THE ONLY THING THAT IS SCARY. SAPIENCE IS SCARY TOO. LIKE “I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID.” IT IS SOOOOOOO SCARY BUT IT HAS LIKE NO BLOOD JUST SAPIENCE. “PROM NIGHT” IS FULL OF BLOOD ND SAPIENCE. IT IS SCARY. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY IS JUST A SAPIENCE MOVIE.

  62. I THINK THEY WATCH IT CAUSE IT IS SO SCARY AND INTERESTING AND SOME PEOPLE LIKE SCARY MOVIES CAUSE THEY ARE WEIRD AND LIKE SCARY STUFF.

  63. its all tite but nightmare elm street looks like the same old freddy like the old one. even though i am scared of him but the new one is kind of better. i like most of the sceens. paranormal activity is really not good movie and it doesn’t have really nice graphics. its uncool and people don’t think it isn’t. its ugly to me. its dumb to me. if there was a old kind i would watch that one more. the entity movie looks very gay. talk about poor graphics. now that movie doesn’t even need to be a movie anymore. it looks stupied to me and others. but nightmare on elm street is the best out of those 3. it has great graphics. but the other ones don’t. they need more work with there graphics. theirs are so dumb and very ugly and hard to really look at. but nightmare on elm street is the best to me and the coldest. i really like it so cold. that is all i have to really say ok. PEACE !!!!!!!!!!!

  64. i like nightmare on elm street is the best. those other are cool but there not so that paranormal activity is the 2 best.that’s what i thank.

  65. Paranormal Activity is considered super scary to most adults and not scary at all to most kids. I think most kids are desensitized to seeing violence but have no idea what scary is because they have had NO experiences in life. This movie is a throwback to old school movies where they made inferences and suggestions and let YOUR MIND do the rest, therefore you scared the crap out of yourself. Nowadays, they show you SO MUCH that it is really like a creepier version of CSI and not scary at all. The Entity is based off of true events and was an extremely scary movie 30 years ago when it came out. The notion that an evil ghost could control you in your house like that and no one believe you and believes you is truly terrifying.

  66. PARANORMAL ACTiViTY WAS SO SUCCESSfUL bECAUSE MANY PEOPLE WENT TO GO SEE . MORE PEOPLE WAS TALkiNG AbOUT GOiNG TO SEE ThE MOViE AS WELL. PLUS iT SEEMEd SO REAL . iT hAd ALOT MORE SCARY SCENES iN iT UNLikE ThE LATEST SAW MOViES . TEENAGERS REALLY ENJOY ViOLENCE. ThATS WhY ALOT Of TEENAGERS WENT TO SEE ThE MOViE. PARANORMAL WAS A GOOd MOViE . iTS NOT SUPRiSiNG iT WAS SO SUCCESSfUL !

  67. because i like movies that have to do with qhost better then bloody movies you can find bloody movies every where but you can not find qhost movies plus they are alot more curiouse ypou dnt knoe if it is a demon or a friendly qhost ?


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