Peter Travers: The Ten Scariest Movie Scenes of the Last Decade, From 'The Ring' to 'Paramormal Activity'

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Paranormal Activity

(2009) The plot needs three sentences. Katie (Katie Featherston) and boyfriend Micah (Michah Sloat) are freaked out by noises in their San Diego home. To catch what's out there, he sets up a night-vision camcorder while they sleep. We watch the found footage. That's it. Over a period of about three weeks in the film, the tension builds. But it's that last scene in the bedroom, where we can't tell if we've seen a ghost or imagined it, that this movie ties your stomach in knots.
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