Check out letters from those who agreed with us, and those who didn't, on ''Paranormal Activity,'' ''Modern Family,'' and more

Feedback from our readers

  • Horror Show
  • Kudos for the story on Paranormal Activity. Horror movies have become nothing more than gore-porn and cliché. Finally, a movie that doesn’t spoon-feed us the formulaic garbage that’s driven horror fans from the theaters. The stars are big-screen gold to those who appreciate nail-biting tension.
  • Stephanie Train
  • Fort Collins, Colo.

Hey, EW, did you actually type ”Paranormal Activity original ending” into the YouTube search box before you published your story? No? Try again and tell me how many videos you go through before you find the real one. I haven’t yet.
Kimberly Beegle
Huntington, W.Va.

Senior writer Missy Schwartz responds: While the original ending was available on YouTube when we went to press, by the time the issue hit newsstands, Paranormal‘s studio, Paramount, had deleted all traces of it because the footage had been pirated. A studio spokesperson says, ”Paranormal Activity, as it is intended to be seen now, is only available in movie theaters and we will enforce accordingly.” We apologize for the confusion.

  • Family Fun
  • Thanks for the wonderful article on one of the best new shows of the season, Modern Family. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about a comedy.
  • Sheri Margolis
  • Thousand Oaks, Calif.

All I have to say is thank God for our DVR, since Glee and Modern Family are on at the same time. We love them both; I hope they are around for a long time. Thursday nights used to be our big TV night, but this fall, our DVR is smoking on Wednesday nights from all of the work we put it through.
Chad Baker
York, Pa.

Lost Cause
I want to thank Dan Snierson for his terrific article on Elizabeth Mitchell. As Lost‘s Dr. Juliet Burke, Mitchell gave us one of TV’s strongest female characters this decade. To say that this fanboy is thrilled to see her get her own starring vehicle in V would be an understatement.
Daniel Fidler
Newton, Mass.

I have to say I died a little inside when I read your piece on Elizabeth Mitchell and her new role on V. As a huge Lost fan, one who has kept her fingers crossed hoping that Juliet wasn’t doomed, I was heartbroken to read about how she had, in fact, died. I am very much looking forward to watching Mitchell on V, but please — for those who still like to be surprised by their favorite TV shows — how about a spoiler alert?
Erin Morris

King’s Lair
I studied your picture of Stephen King’s desk (”Exclusive Excerpt: Under the Dome”) and didn’t see the jar containing the heart of a small boy on it anywhere.
Billy LaTour
Donaldsonville, La.

On Target
The Bullseye on Dexter was absolutely right! Rita is annoying, her daughter is annoying, the whole marriage-and-baby thing is annoying! Give us back our lovable, murderous Dexter, in his apartment by himself, neatly filing his victims’ blood slides in his air conditioner.
Patricia Davis
Antioch, Calif.

EW.COM Everything Palin
Sarah Palin’s going to be everywhere when her much-anticipated memoir, Going Rogue, goes on sale Nov. 17. You’ll be able to read a review of her book that day on’s Shelf Life. And Ken Tucker will be weighing in on her appearance on Oprah and her five-part interview with Barbara Walters on ABC News.