Finally rented this flick over the holiday break. My delayed viewing is common of me, especially with overly-hyped films. The back of the DVD states that Roger Ebert called it “one truly scary film,” or something of that sort. I truly admire Oren Peli’s independent, low-budget and non-scripted approach (see interview on Jay Leno: http://www.imdb.com/video/hulu/vi2777810201/), but other than a few creepy moments, the film was average at best. After viewing it, I’m convinced on a few things…1) Katie Featherston is HOT, in a girl-next-door kind of way. 2) 100% POV cinematography is played out and best left to the porn industry. The fact that I watched District 9, which wasn’t shot entirely in this fashion, in the same week didn’t help my perception any. 3) I will always be more scared with what I do not see on-screen. The visual effects were subtle, yet effective, and I was repeatedly left wondering when the next big thing would happen. Lastly 4) I am and will always be a paranormal nut! The pace was slow as snails, but in the end, I was entertained. And that’s what movies are all about.