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Paranormal Activity (2007)

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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,873, 27 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$107,918,810

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$193,355,800
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During the weekend of October 9-11, 2009 it reached #4 at the US box office while playing in only 160 theaters, the fewest number of theaters for a top five film since box office data was regularly tracked in the 1980s. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 14 mins) Katie's weight fluctuates noticeably from scene to scene. This is especially noticeable when she is looking at the computer about the other possessed woman. From one shot to the next, she is much heavier. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Fans who submitted their name on the official website during the film's theatrical run were treated with having their name listed in the film's ending credits on the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film as thanks from Paramount for making the film such a success. See more »

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References Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) See more »

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Absolutely terrifying, possibly the scariest film I have ever seen.
26 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

After just witnessing a special showing of this spectacularly terrifying film, I can say without a doubt, that I will not be sleeping tonight. What starts out as a somewhat slow paced film quickly turns into a horrifyingly intense portrayal of a young couple that is be "visited" by something sinister.

The tension builds ever so slowly, the camera roles on filming their day and night activities. This tension reaches the point where even the slightest flicker, movement, or shadow makes you want to fly out of your seat. The beauty of this film is that nothing is revealed too quickly the director lets the previous events simmer and settle with the audience before revealing more.

Rarely do films leave me so terrified that I am shaking after they have ended. Paranormal Activity is an exception to this. I highly recommend this film to all those that want to be scared out of their wits.


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