Five Scenes From the ‘Paranormal Activity 3′ Trailers That Weren’t in the Movie
1. "Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary, Bloody Mary..."
The best scare in the first "Paranormal Activity 3" trailer from the summer was sisters Katie and Kristi hanging out in their bathroom recording themselves as they play the "Bloody Mary" game, which requires them repeating the name three times to make the spectral presence appear. When the girls do it, nothing happens ... but when they walk away we see that a ghost-like figure is right behind them. It's a really chilling image that's not in the movie, although the "Bloody Mary" game is played between Kristi and Dennis' buddy Randy. We don't see a ghost then, but we sure feel its presence.
2. The Knocking Game
The more recent trailer opens with Dennis videotaping the girls as they do what they call "The Knocking Game": They knock on the mirrored bedroom closet doors and then wait a few moments. Then, a mysterious knock seems to echo in response out of nowhere. When Dennis tells her it's a cool trick, Kristi (who is communicating with the phantom figure Toby) tells him, "It's not a trick." Sure, it's a fun little bit of foreboding, but it's not really necessary in the movie, which has tons of moments just like that.