10. Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) and Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
The first Paranormal Activity, released in 2007, was a huge success that re-introduced audiences to the idea of the found footage genre — only this time setting it right in the comfort of the main character’s own bedroom. Paranormal Activity 2 and 3 were able to take this idea and run with it, carving out a fine trilogy of haunted house films rich in lore and scares.
It’s true that after Paranormal Activity 3 the franchise took a hard left turn and became unwatchable nonsense, but up until that point the films are actually pretty effective and chilling.