Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), & Phenomena (1985): Halloween as Phenomenally Active Fable

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) Written by Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, and Tom Pabst Directed by Tod Williams Starring Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, and Katie Featherston     Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Written by Christopher Landon Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Starring Lauren Bittner, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Chloe Csengery, and Jessica … Continue reading

Screening Log #6: Mala Noche (1985)

I’ve always held a certain affection for Gus Van Sant‘s films, his variety of styles and openness with form and his ability to place the audience in a position to observe rather than to be proselytized at. From the openness of his death trilogy – Gerry, Elephant, and, Last Days – through to Milk, Van Sant … Continue reading