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Director:
Writer:
Oren Peli (written by)
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Release Date:
16 October 2009 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
What Happens When You Sleep? See more »
Plot:
After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Lens Between Lovers See more (1177 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Katie Featherston ... Katie

Micah Sloat ... Micah
Mark Fredrichs ... Psychic

Amber Armstrong ... Amber

Ashley Palmer ... Diane
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crystal Cartwright ... Exorcism Nanny (uncredited)

Randy McDowell ... Lt. Randy Hudson (uncredited)
James Piper ... Richard (uncredited)

Directed by
Oren Peli 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Oren Peli  written by

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Steven Schneider .... executive producer
Jeanette Brill .... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
Rick Osako .... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
Amir Zbeda .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Oren Peli (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Oren Peli 
 
Casting by
Oren Peli (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Crystal Cartwright .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Danielle Daly .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Graziano .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
David Barbee .... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark Binder .... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark Binder .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. .... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Jim Fitzpatrick .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Nick Shaffer .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Nick Shaffer .... supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Craig Jensen .... utility stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dale Robinette .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Ricki Maslar .... additional casting (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Phillip Dawe .... post-production coordinator
Jay Warren .... digital intermediate producer
Tricia Chiarenza .... color timer (uncredited)
Faust Pierfederici .... colorist (uncredited)
Lee Wimer .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Alana Crow .... business and legal affairs
Stephen Kessen .... promoter
 
Thanks
Dallas Bagley .... special thanks
Dave Bullis .... thanks
Michael DeFellipo .... thanks (as Michael George)
Chris Denmead .... special thanks
Elliot Diviney .... special thanks
Conrad Faraj .... special thanks
Kelvin Galloza .... special thanks
Mike Gencarelli .... special thanks
Kyle Giorgi .... special thanks
Curtis Gropp .... special thanks
Avery Guerra .... special thanks
Sal W. Hanna .... special thanks
Stephen Kessen .... thanks
Corey Lubak .... thanks
Dominic Mendez .... special thanks (DVD and Blu-ray version)
Rick Peters .... thanks
Jonathan Reiter .... special thanks
Elizabeth Rodriguez .... special thanks
Mike Ruchkin .... thanks
William Sanders .... special thanks
Patrice Sepulveda .... special thanks
Darren Steinle .... thanks
Eric Striffler .... thanks
Tyler Dane Sutton .... special thanks
Vincent van Ommen .... thanks (DVD & Blu-ray version)
Adrian Voo .... special thanks
Jenny Wyrsch .... special thanks
Kurt Wyrsch .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
86 min | 97 min (extended version) | 83 min (unrated version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Steven Spielberg had to stop watching the film halfway through on a home screener as he was genuinely spooked by the experience. He completed it in daylight hours the next day and loved it.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the original Director's cut of the film, the name of the demonologist recommended by the psychic is Dr. Johan Abrams. In the Theatrical version, every time his name is mentioned it is noticeably re-dubbed as "Dr. Johan Averies".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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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Paranormal Whacktivity (2013)See more »

FAQ

What is 'Paranormal Activity' about?
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Is "Paranormal Activity" based on a book?
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Lens Between Lovers, 9 May 2010
Author: tedg (tedg@filmsfolded.com) from Virginia Beach

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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