The Italian government is considering whether to warn audiences about the 2009 film Paranormal Activity being too scary. The horror movie, which presents documentary-style footage of a young couple battling an invisible demon that invades their bedroom, apparently has caused distress among some Italians from its television trailer alone. The daughter of Benito Mussolini is leading the charge agains the movie, according to the BBC.
Aside from the free publicity, I can't imagine what good will come of this. Unlike most viewers, I found Paranormal Activity to be slow, boring, and derivative. The only result I foresee is more Italians spending hard earned euros on a movie that doesn't really deserve it.
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