On the evidence of Paranormal Activity, ten years is how long filmmakers must wait before blatantly ripping off cult classics. Oren Peli’s super-low-budget film is a shameless domestic variation on The Blair Witch Project, not only in its use of faux-verité documentary footage for a ghost story but with regards to its actual finale, which has the embarrassing gall to actually end [minor spoiler alert] with its camera tipped over on its side. The bump-in-the-night action focuses on Micah (Micah Sloat) and girlfriend Katie (Katie Featherson), a grating couple whose lives are upended by the arrival in their home of a seemingly malevolent specter that’s been haunting Katie since childhood. Micah’s response is to yell at the spirit, buy a camera and document the proceedings, which Katie naturally bristles at but allows because, well, there has to be footage for the audience to watch. While the supernatural spookiness initially amounts to little more than a few scary noises emanating from downstairs in the wee hours of the morning, things soon spiral into more overtly creepy realms. A recurring shot of the couple’s nighttime bedroom – with the focus always on an open doorway – lends the action a sense of inescapable doom. Yet otherwise, this is the same old thing dressed up in very slightly different clothes, right down to mundane character bickering, the halfhearted stabs at creating a mythological context for the otherworldly events, and the inevitable letdown of a climax that can’t possibly live up to the film’s preceding suggestions of unholy terror.