Paranormal Activia Analysis

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I was reading a forum post online and someone misspelled the word ‘activity’ as ‘activia’. Then other commenters pointed out the blunder and were poking fun at the mistake. Someone jokingly substituted the word into a horror movie, now titled Paranormal Activia. This two-word response prompted me to wonder, “What would Paranormal Activia be about?” This adaptive short film works in two ways to adapt two sources into a singular film. I took the comment and combined it with a similar story structure to Paranormal Activity to make a satirical short film. It plays on many of the tropes Paranormal Activity uses to be scary; making it funny. I’d never seen the actual movie, so I spent a few hours watching, writing about, and enjoying the film. Whenever …show more content…
The next night, the woman wakes up and walks to the kitchen, opens the fridge and takes out a yogurt cup. For hours, she stands in the same spot just stirring the yogurt with a spoon. Then she drops the yogurt and walks back to her room. However, the sound of it dropping wakes up her husband and goes downstairs to find her in a trance, just mumbling about regulating her digestive system. The husband decides to contact the yogurt-obsessed spirit. He comes home with grocery bags filled with yogurt cups and arranges them around in a circle. Then he grabs spoons from the cutlery drawer and arranges them into a pentagram. His wife walks in just as he finished setting everything up and she goes off on him, telling him to get rid of it. She storms off to her car and he follows after her. While they’re gone, all of the off-brand, non-Activia yogurt begins to shake, then all at once, they fly and hit against the wall. Before bed one night, the man lays yogurt out on the floor to track the mysterious movements. When they wake up, they find footprints that lead to the fridge from the attic. The

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