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Paranormal Activity (2007)

 -  Horror  -  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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$15,000 (estimated)

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£3,593,762 (UK) (27 November 2009)

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$107,917,283 (USA) (15 January 2010)
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All the special effects were practically done in-camera, enhanced by director Oren Peli on his PC. See more »

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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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The Preview = The Movie (despite the gibber-gabber)
18 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Ultimate TEST OF PATIENCE, resulting in thorough disappointment. Watching the film is like having hope for someone to come out of a coma when everyone at the hospital is convinced that the person is a lost cause.

But just keep waiting, just wait! Have hope! Maybe just MAYBE their will be more to the movie. I THOUGHT WRONG!!!

Not to sound harsh, but the movie all in all was a waste of my time and money. Do yourself a favor, and do not give in to the misleading advertising.

Why was it not released in Theaters EVERYWHERE in 2007??? Two years later they somehow funded their advertisement to get it to PLAY IN YOUR THEATRE! I feel like banging my head on the wall, at least I would lose some of my sense and maybe would rate the movie a 1/10 vs. .25/10 :)

Paranormal Activity could have been good, should have been more than 2 scary scenes in the preview, and did test my patience.

Poltergeist: The Legacy is scarier.


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