Paranormal Activity (2007) Poster


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Followed by 

Remade as 

End Roll [2.58.11] (2010) (Short)
Official fan remake.


Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night (2010)
Japanese spin-off


Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Micha plays "Torgo's Theme" on his computer.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The questions Micah asks the demon, "What is your name? What is your quest? What is your favorite color?" are quotes from a scene in this movie.
The Omen (1976)
Markings in the Talc on the floor read 666.
Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Found footage shows hair-raising events.
Mortal Kombat II (1993) (Video Game)
The face of the posessed Katie resembles Mileena

Referenced in 

Family Guy: Hannah Banana (2009) (TV Episode)
The scene where Chris reviews the tape of his room at night parodies the style of the film.
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Finals: Game 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Fright-ful Films"
Bum Reviews: Paranormal Activity (2010) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Big Time Rush: Big Time Terror (2010) (TV Episode)
The 'Ghost' storyline to this episode is similar to the horror film series Paranormal Activity, which also includes Carlos calling it 'Ghostly Activity'.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.170 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $7,500 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Despicable Me/The Kids Are All Right (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says this film now has a sequel
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Last Exorcism/Piranha 3D/Vampires Suck (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen compares faux-documentary "The Last Exorcism" to this movie
Midnight Movie Review: Halloween Horror Top 25, nr. 10: Rec (2010) (TV Episode)
in overview on recent handycam-horrors
Stiller & Meara: Paranormal Activity (2010) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
The Office: The 3rd Floor: Moving On (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ryan
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.25 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jay says it is the #1 movie at the box office (referring to "Paranormal Activity 2")
Community: Cooperative Calligraphy (2010) (TV Episode)
Troy's story about the disappearance of the pen is "a lot like the movie 'Paranormal Activity,' except for more boring and fancy."
Chiller 13: The Decade's Scariest Movie Moments (2010) (TV Movie)
Shown on list.
Estrenos Críticos: 10/06/2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
comented and poster shown
A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King (2011) (TV Movie)
still picture
Nostalgia Critic: The Tommyknockers (2011) (TV Episode)
Poster is seen during intro.
Nostalgia Critic: The Haunting (2011) (TV Episode)
poster seen during prologue
The Ridges (2011)
It is homaged.
Nostalgia Critic: Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows (2011) (TV Episode)
poster is seen during prologue
Nostalgia Critic: Exorcist 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
poster seen during prologue
The Dark Chronicles (2011)
characters talk about the film
The Projectionist Project: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
A brief review of the film is given.
Nostalgia Critic: Doug's 1st Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
"So they take the Paranormal Activity approach..."
Midnight Screenings: The Worst Films of 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Mr. T #1 (AP Comics) (2012) (TV Episode)
"I'm lookin' for that demon from the Paranormal Activity movies."
Nostalgia Critic: Dunston Checks In (2012) (TV Episode)
"So he sets up his camera to tape some Paranormal Ape-tivity."
Little Mosque on the Prairie: Haunted Mosque on the Prairie (2012) (TV Episode)
Thorne mentions the movie by name.
Nostalgia Critic: Jungle 2 Jungle (2012) (TV Episode)
"I've heard manlier names from Paranormal Activity as well."
Holliston: Camera Rental: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
When Corri is doubtful about moving into a haunted apartment, Laura says "It will be fun! Like Paranormal Activity!"
G.H.O.S.T. (2012)
References Paranormal Activity in the tagline on the movie poster.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Seven Days with Scot Weisman (2012)
Scot claims his parents want to watch 'Paranormal Activity'.
Dabbe: Bir Cin Vakasi (2012)
the plot and the end clearly have taken inspiration from Paranormal Activity
Grave Encounters 2 (2012)
A vlogger and Jennifer mention it.
The New Normal: Para-New Normal Activity (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference.
Found Footage (2012)
mentioned in dialogue.
Midnight Screenings: Gangster Squad/A Haunted House (2013) (TV Episode)
"It's Paranormal Activity with fart jokes."
Bob's Burgers: Broadcast Wagstaff School News (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)
The Paranormal Activity franchise is mentioned by one of the characters in one scene
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.127 (2013) (TV Episode)
Charlie Sheen mentions that his scene in "Scary Movie 5" with Lindsay Lohan spoofs the film
Men at Work: Downshift (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Tyler
Holliston: Hobgoblin (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam and Joe mention showing the film on their MOVIE CRYPT program
Atop the Fourth Wall: Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice (2013) (TV Episode)
"If it turns out this is just another Paranormal Activity sequel..."
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Aliens (2013) (TV Episode)
James comments that the Marine camera footage is set in the same mood as this movie.
The Tomorrow People: Girl, Interrupted (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Halloween (2013) (TV Episode)
"A shitty Paranormal Activity movie comes out."
The Bell Witch Haunting (2013)
Cameras set up around a house to catch supernatural events
The Ouija Experiment (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue
Face Off: Cosmic Conspiracy (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned on poster
Face Off: In the Shadows (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned/Poster seen
Raising Hope: Para-Natesville Activity (2014) (TV Episode)
Burt says, "I've seen all five 'Paranormal Activity' movies."
Hazard Jack (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Trophy Heads (2014)
Mentioned in dialogue
Unfriended (2014)
pops up a result to Blaire's search of responding to ghosts
Face Off: Killer Instinct (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Found Footage (2014)
The film is a satire on found footage movies
Encounters (2014)
Cameras capturing events during the night.
Bob's Burgers: Tina and the Real Ghost (2014) (TV Episode)
"Paranormal Pepper-Jack-tivity Burger"
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: One Door Closes (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Adelaide Kane (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Party Quirks"
A School Poltergeist (2015)
Lewis says the Hallways remind him of the movie.
The Visit (2015)
Characters set-up a hidden camera and watch the footage back on their laptop
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Elijah Wood/Horatio Sanz/Jess Glynne/Abe Laboriel Jr. (2015) (TV Episode)
Elijah Wood refers to the franchise
Reel (2015)
The character Todd Smith mentions this movie.
Family Guy: Peternormal Activity (2015) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Face Off: Sinister Showdown: Part 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Marie et les naufragés (2016)
It is said that cameras have been installed like in Paranormal Activity (2007).
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Dwayne Johnson/Jim Gaffigan/Phantogram (2016) (TV Episode)
The movie's relative scariness is evaluated in the monologue
Die schlechtesten Filme aller Zeiten: Musik, Musik - Da wackelt die Penne (2016) (TV Episode)
The scene of Dr. Stich behind an aquarium which the janitor is afraid of is referenced as "Paranormal Activity"
Honest Trailers: The Blair Witch Project (1999) (2016) (TV Episode)
'Blairanormal Activity'
Paranormal Shades (2016)
The video sequences are a parody of this film
American Horror Story: Chapter 8 (2016) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Billy Bob Thornton/Lily Collins/Dr. Sanjay Gupta/Atom Willard (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he discusses nanny-cam photos of his dog watching his sleeping baby
Mortem (2016)
Main source of inspiration: borrowed camera captures found footage in a haunted house.
Half in the Bag: Shut in and Arrival (2016) (TV Episode)
Mike says Paranormal Activity brought back ghosts and found footage in horror movies
Trailer in the Style: Paranormal Activity: Night in Mortem (2016) (TV Episode)
Playing music from the trailer of the film.
Baxtrix: Máme klíc!! (Ahoj sousede #10) (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Baxtrix.
Those Who Can't: Normal Activity (2016) (TV Episode)
title reference
Baxtrix: Mám klíc!!! (Ahoj sousede #15) (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Baxtrix.
The Andrew Klavan Show: Blaming Harvey's Victims (2017) (TV Episode)
Andrew Klavan praises the movie.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.10 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
It is playing at the beginning in Micah's television.

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Couples Retreat/Bronson/An Education (2009) (TV Episode)
Out in theatres for the Weekend Peekend.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.37 (2009) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown of the film starring Micah Sloat and Katie Featherston
Angela and Friends: Episode #1.14 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
At the Movies: Summer Special 2009/10 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this movie is reviewed.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Rotten Tomatoes Show Year Endies (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett's Year Endies of the Year Award
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Lovely Bones/The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus/The White Ribbon (2010) (TV Episode)
Oren Peli shares his tips on low-budget filmmaking.
Scream Awards 2010 (2010) (TV Special)
Clips featured.
Honest Trailers: Paranormal Activity (2012) (TV Episode)
Film trailer used
El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Devil Inside (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned as the movie that made the found footage film genre popular
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 New Halloween Classics (2014) (TV Episode)
this series takes #9
Honest Trailers: Saw (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Honest Game Trailers: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch Alone (2015) (TV Episode)
Ranks at #8
Nostalgia Critic: Should Found Footage Stop? (2015) (TV Episode)
among the found-footage movies discussed and examined

Spoofed in 

The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.25 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fake trailer shows audience members being terrified by images of Larry King and Joan Rivers.
Emily Booth's GoreZone Magazine Movie Massacre (2010) (TV Series)
emily recreates a sleepwalking scene in the pre credit sequence
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010) (TV Special)
The Oscars hosts did a sketch that parodied Paranormal Activity.
Paranormal Calamity (2010)
Disjointed couple in a house that's haunted by ghosts...with an erotic twist.
Abnormal Activity (2010) (Video)
Actividad subnormal (2010) (Video)
this movie is a comedy that spoofs Paranormal Activity
The Paranormal Hangover (2011) (Short)
It is a mash up of The Hangover and Paranormal Activity
South Park: City Sushi (2011) (TV Episode)
when Butters videotapes himself
Completely Normal Activity (2011) (TV Series)
It spoofs the style and themes of the film Paranormal Activity.
Paranormal Parody (2011)
Bearanormal Activity (2011) (Video)
Spoof of the movie Paranormal Activity.
Pair of Normal Activities (2011) (Short)
Spoof title.
La Goldbave Dimension: L'appartement Hanté (2012) (Video)
Name of the character, story
Supernatural Activity (2012)
Scene where camera films couple sleeping
Paranormal Activity: A Hardcore Parody (2012) (Video)
Porn parody
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
spoofed with Homer videorecording his sleep in "UnNormal Activity"
A Haunted House (2013)
Paranormal Activity is the main film spoofed in A Haunted House
30 Nights of Paranormal Activity with the Devil Inside the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2013)
"Paranormal Activity" is the main film spoofed in this film
Minecraft. Paranormal Activity (2013) (Short)
Parody on the movie.
Paranormal Movie (2013)
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
One of the main parodies.
Paranormal Whacktivity (2013)
Main parody
Crimsaiz. La vida del pobre (2013) (Short)
It's a parody of the film but with a cat.
Paranormal Getrification (2014) (Short)
Homage to Film
The Badly Animated Marvel Christmas Carol (2014) (Video)
The scenes leading up to the appearance of Deadpool as the Ghost of Christmas Present are a spoof on the movie. Camera footage is used throughout this scene, as well as camera static and this segment is called "Par-Abnormal Inactivity".
Ghost in da hood (2014)
Characters are the same
Robot Chicken: Chipotle Miserables (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Caesar and Otto's Paranormal Halloween (2015)
Multiple references to the film are made
Reel (2015)
Blue-tinged security cameras monitoring the house.

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