Replace the Blair Witch with a pissed-off demon and exchange the woodland setting for a blank-slate suburban tract house, and you've got the basic idea of what to expect from Paranormal Activity
, director Oren Peli's highly effective feature debut. The big difference is that while the potty-mouthed teens in the former movie made the dunderheaded decision to traipse off into the woods in search of a malevolent urban (rural?) legend -- all the poor-sap protagonists of Paranormal Activity
wanted was a peaceful night's sleep in their own cozy bed. They don't get that, and odds are neither will you after enduring the slow-burn intensity of this nocturnal ner...