Sep 28 2009

Hey ‘Paranormal Activity,’ **** You

Published by at 12:00 pm under Movies,Oddly Enough


Well here I was all excited that Paranormal Activity was actually playing in my city (Ann Arbor, for whoever guessed that in the pool), but what I found out that it’s ****ing impossible to actually see, unless you’re willing to pitch a tent while an entire college town drinks around you.

That’s right, I wanted to swing by the State Theater at maybe 7, for a little demonic house ghost scares, but I discovered that the ONLY times on both Friday and Saturday night are at midnight, and not only that, but since there’s only one show time, you’ll have to get there HOURS ahead of time to beat out all the other die hard fans to even get a tickets. My good buddy Madison said he got there early only to find ten million people in front of him in NYC.

I wanted to take a date to the movie, but unfortunately I don’t know any girls devoted to the cinema enough to accompany me to a goddamn midnight showing. And if I went with friends or alone, I’m sacrificing an entire night of going out just for this one damn hour and a half long movie.

I understand that the movie is currently in limited release, but I do NOT understand why it must only play at one time, and only at midnight. Because that’s the witching hour? **** you, the campaign for this movie as already as viral as it gets. No need to mess around with the damn show times.

So Paranormal Activity, either up your showtimes during your limited release, or get a ****ing move on to get some distributor to shoot you out wide. Lord knows you have the best word of mouth marketing campaign I’ve seen in the better part of a decade. Get you shit together, because I really want to see you.

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8 Responses to “Hey ‘Paranormal Activity,’ **** You”

  1. Madisonon 28 Sep 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Yeah, showed up at 11:10 pm for a midnight movie, on a Thursday, no less…and the line was easily about 500 people, wrapping arounf the block. WTF?

  2. Name required, indeed!on 28 Sep 2009 at 3:05 pm

    The day you posted the cities list, I’d mine.

    Sure it was a packed house, but I had tix come screening night.

    Don’t believe the hype, but it’s def not to be missed.

  3. Nabson 28 Sep 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Amen Paul, Amen

  4. Jenon 29 Sep 2009 at 8:20 am


  5. Brendanon 29 Sep 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Had the same problems at the State Theater, went to digital ops and played counter-strike in the stench of unwashed fat kids instead.

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  7. Krison 22 Oct 2009 at 8:27 pm

    ok..I’m also from Ann I’ve heard some of my teachers and students talked about this in school. I didn’t know it was such a big deal that the movie has fans and more than 500 people went..

  8. Sverrir Sigfussonon 12 Jan 2010 at 6:57 pm

    PA was a crushing disappointment, not scary in the slightest :/

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