What Happens When You Sleep?

So my girlfriend and I are going to go see this movie tonight: http://www.paranormalactivity-movie.com/ 
 
There's been a lot of buzz generated around this movie, and the fact that it is being shown in very limited engagements probably adds to the hype. So we're going to go tonight for the midnight showing (that's the only time they play this movie) and see what it's all about. We both have an interest in the paranormal (well, me more than her) so we're hoping this movie lives up to the hype and doesn't turn out to be just a collection of some cheesy scares. But so far from all the reviews that doesn't seem to be the case. 
 
Speaking of which I thought I'd also leave some links to some paranormal shows on TV that I enjoy watching just in case there is anyone else out there that is interested and doesn't already know about them:
 

The first one is called Ghost Adventures and is shown on the Travel channel. The jist of it is three guys travel around to haunted locations and get locked in for the duration of the night, all the while trying to provoke, antagonize and instigate any spirits within. Their methods may not be the wisest but they definitely get some of the best results from any of the other shows on TV. Regularly capturing EVPs and apparitions on a regular basis, this is one of the more "exciting" shows worth watching.
 The second show is Ghosthunters which airs on the SyFy channel. I consider this to be the more mainstream of the shows. "Starring" Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson; a couple of plumbers from Rhode Island that also moonlight on the side as paranormal investigators. They occasionally get some good evidence (particularly in the earlier seasons), but while Ghost Adventures relies primarily on provoking spirits to get results and evidence, Ghosthunters is content to just sit back and take measurements of anything odd going on and "let the spirits come to them" type of approach. Not the most exciting, but still worth watching if this topic interests you at all.  Also, be aware that this show was so popular that it triggered a spin-off series titled Ghosthunters International - basically the same exact show except a different team of investigators who travel around the world as opposed to staying in the USA. 
And lastly we have Paranormal State - a relatively low-key show on A&E. It contains a group of students from Penn State investigating and helping various people who report to have paranormal activity in their homes. Personally I think the show is too short (30 mins.) because as it is they rarely catch any evidence and the majority of the show focuses on the plight of the family involved rather than actively trying to catch evidence. They'll get some EVPs every now and then but compared to the above two shows this is probably the most tame as far as direct evidence is concerned. 
 
So those are my recommendations. Please note as a pre-emptive strike at trolls: I don't really CARE if you don't believe in this stuff; that's NOT the point of this blog. So please save the condescending, inflammatory, trolling comments for another thread/blog to get your rocks off. For those who ARE interested in this stuff please enjoy. Also, if you have your own recommendations please feel free to list them as well.
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Posted by Ujio

So my girlfriend and I are going to go see this movie tonight: http://www.paranormalactivity-movie.com/ 
 
There's been a lot of buzz generated around this movie, and the fact that it is being shown in very limited engagements probably adds to the hype. So we're going to go tonight for the midnight showing (that's the only time they play this movie) and see what it's all about. We both have an interest in the paranormal (well, me more than her) so we're hoping this movie lives up to the hype and doesn't turn out to be just a collection of some cheesy scares. But so far from all the reviews that doesn't seem to be the case. 
 
Speaking of which I thought I'd also leave some links to some paranormal shows on TV that I enjoy watching just in case there is anyone else out there that is interested and doesn't already know about them:
 

The first one is called Ghost Adventures and is shown on the Travel channel. The jist of it is three guys travel around to haunted locations and get locked in for the duration of the night, all the while trying to provoke, antagonize and instigate any spirits within. Their methods may not be the wisest but they definitely get some of the best results from any of the other shows on TV. Regularly capturing EVPs and apparitions on a regular basis, this is one of the more "exciting" shows worth watching.
 The second show is Ghosthunters which airs on the SyFy channel. I consider this to be the more mainstream of the shows. "Starring" Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson; a couple of plumbers from Rhode Island that also moonlight on the side as paranormal investigators. They occasionally get some good evidence (particularly in the earlier seasons), but while Ghost Adventures relies primarily on provoking spirits to get results and evidence, Ghosthunters is content to just sit back and take measurements of anything odd going on and "let the spirits come to them" type of approach. Not the most exciting, but still worth watching if this topic interests you at all.  Also, be aware that this show was so popular that it triggered a spin-off series titled Ghosthunters International - basically the same exact show except a different team of investigators who travel around the world as opposed to staying in the USA. 
And lastly we have Paranormal State - a relatively low-key show on A&E. It contains a group of students from Penn State investigating and helping various people who report to have paranormal activity in their homes. Personally I think the show is too short (30 mins.) because as it is they rarely catch any evidence and the majority of the show focuses on the plight of the family involved rather than actively trying to catch evidence. They'll get some EVPs every now and then but compared to the above two shows this is probably the most tame as far as direct evidence is concerned. 
 
So those are my recommendations. Please note as a pre-emptive strike at trolls: I don't really CARE if you don't believe in this stuff; that's NOT the point of this blog. So please save the condescending, inflammatory, trolling comments for another thread/blog to get your rocks off. For those who ARE interested in this stuff please enjoy. Also, if you have your own recommendations please feel free to list them as well.
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Posted by Smarter_Martyr
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Edited by crusader8463

What does your post have to do with sleeping?
 
 When i was a kid i loved watching programs about this stuff but after awhile i realized they are all the same and not very interesting to watch. If you can find it Animal X was a great tv show about bizarre animal sightings and urban legends about scary animals. I remember it being scary as hell when i was younger, especially the episode about the Chupacobra. But as for the OP i don't understand what it is you where trying to get across. Where you just letting us know you where going to watch a movie?
 
Found this clip on youtube.
 

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@crusader8463 said:

" What does your post have to do with sleeping?
 
 When i was a kid i loved watching programs about this stuff but after awhile i realized they are all the same and not very interesting to watch. If you can find it Animal X was a great tv show about bizarre animal sightings and urban legends about scary animals. I remember it being scary as hell when i was younger, especially the episode about the Chupacobra. But as for the OP i don't understand what it is you where trying to get across. Where you just letting us know you where going to watch a movie? "

The movie's website that is linked to in the OP has the same line "What happens when  you sleep?" so I assume it is a tagline for the movie.  I'm actually grateful he posted this because I'd never heard of this movie and now I'm way interested in seeing it.  Not because I really believe in the paranormal, but because according to these guys, the movie is pretty good.
 
Edit:  Unfortunately, the release is extremely limited.  Not a theater playing it within a hundred miles of me.
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@EvilTwin: i see. To be honest it would probably be something i would like but i hate learning of these kind of shows because i never can find them to watch. Things with low release venues means i never get to see them because they never have them in my area and these type of movies never seem to get any kind of DVD distribution. Or if they do get a DVD they are on sketchy websites and are over priced because of the limited release.
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@crusader8463 said:

" What does your post have to do with sleeping?"

As EvilTwin already astutely pointed out the title of my blog is the tagline to the movie. Had you clicked the first link you would've made the same discovery. So no, my blog has nothing to do with sleeping. And Crusader, if you truly are interested in this movie coming to your area you can go here:
http://eventful.com/performers/paranormal-activity-/P0-001-000212499-6/competitions and "demand it."
 
We just got back from the show and it was very good. How they managed all the effects was impressive.  
Posted by djz
@crusader8463 said:
"What does your post have to do with sleeping?
 
 When i was a kid i loved watching programs about this stuff but after awhile i realized they are all the same and not very interesting to watch. If you can find it Animal X was a great tv show about bizarre animal sightings and urban legends about scary animals. I remember it being scary as hell when i was younger, especially the episode about the Chupacobra. But as for the OP i don't understand what it is you where trying to get across. Where you just letting us know you where going to watch a movie?
 
Found this clip on youtube.
 
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Posted by iam3green

when i sleep there is nothing that is going on.  i do believe in ghost.

Posted by CL60

uhhh.

Posted by Ramyun

What happens? Freddy Kruger slices out your veins so that he can make you DANCE!!!!!!