The art of darkness
WHEN you find a niche with something that works, you stick with it. The ‘‘ something that works’’ in the PA horror franchise is building tension and creating scares through the ‘‘ found footage’’ gimmick and it’s almost as successful third time around as it was the first. This time it’s a precursor to the events of the first two flicks. Set in the 1980s, it follows two young girls – the women of the first two movies – as they are terrorised by a demon out for a little soul collecting. As the series’ mythology and plotting expand, things do get sillier but that’s just filler in this type of horror film. What’s wanted is scares, and the slow build and freaky nature of the
film’s baddie deliver that pretty well. Extras: ½ Very little on the DVD release, just lost tape footage which includes a scare montage and commercial, and not much more on the Blu- ray edition with the aforementioned lost tape business and an extended cut of the movie.