You would think that Paranormal Activity 2 would be less scary than the first one, since we've seen all of the home-movie format's tricks, and the sequel takes place in a house full of people, including a baby and a guard dog. Well, you'd be wrong, because PA2 somehow manages to be more frightening, even as it builds on the first film's minimal mythology. Yes, it repeats a few scares from the first movie, and has enough generic scares in it that could be from any horror movie, but the fact remains that they're still pants-pissingly delivered. I'm not going to say that seeing it alone in a small, nearly empty budget theater in the back of a discount store wouldn't help, but I'll assume it was just as scary for those in stadium seating.
It's a veritable chick-flick apocalypse! Rom-com-aggedon! Estrogenocide!