LRA writes: Apparently the Paranormal Activity franchise (I can't believe it is a franchise already) has taken the proverbial annual Halloween scary movie throne from the much over hyped and very dead (thank god) Saw series. I never really got all that into the Saw films, I stopped after the second one. But I appreciated that there was some sort of hook that kept people coming back each year even if it did nothing for me personally. The real problem I had with Saw and just about every other movie like it (Hostel) was that they were never really scary, they were more interested in grossing you out in place of well deserved scares. That is what I like most about the Paranormal Activity series, they are a complete reversal to what we have been getting each year. Instead of seeing people being ripped apart by all different types of contraptions we get a tension filled and mostly well told ghost stories that just keep getting creepier with each new entry.