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Paranormal Activity (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  16 October 2009 (USA)
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After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

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After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Dare you experience the U.S. phenomenon? (UK quad poster) See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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$15,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$77,873 (USA) (25 September 2009)

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$107,917,283 (USA) (15 January 2010)
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Out of the eight people hired to star in the movie, only five cast members remain in the theatrical release. See more »

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Towards the beginning of the movie, when Micah and Katie are talking with the psychologist, there is a hard cut from the doctor to Katie as the doctor is talking, but the dialogue does not skip. Since the movie is supposed to be entirely self-filmed footage, this would imply that either there were two cameras filming at once, or that they did a second "take" with the doctor, both of which are unlikely. See more »

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[first lines]
Katie: Is that what I think it is?
Micah: Depends on what you think it is.
Katie: I think it's a big-ass camera! Whatever happened to one of those little hand held cameras?
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Lens Between Lovers
9 May 2010 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

There are some obvious lessons here, lessons about fear being more about what you do not see.

Lessons about economy in explanations, and establishing an anchor of reality by spending time in ordinary dialog.

But I am a folding nutcase, so will mention the structure:

We are watching a film, of a film that becomes — in sly degrees — the enclosing film. It is of a demon that becomes — in precisely the same sly way and using the same scenes — one of the characters. Actually it is both if you pay attention, because it matters that the tape is made.

Why? The boyfriend is not behind showing us the thing. The demon is. Track the motive.

Ted's Evaluation -- 2 of 3: Has some interesting elements.


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