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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

 -  Horror  -  22 October 2010 (USA)
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After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

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Daniel Rey along with his wife, Kristi; daughter, Ali; toddler son, Hunter, and their dog, move to Carlsbad, California. A few days later their residence is broken into, however, nothing appears to be missing. In order to prevent re-occurrences, they install a number of security cameras that will record everything on a DVR. After they hire a Spanish-speaking nanny to look after Hunter, she informs them that there is something wrong in their house and performs prayers, much to the chagrin of Daniel, who lets her go. He will subsequently regret this decision as more inexplicable and strange incidents occur, with Ali concluding, after a research, that their house may be possessed by a demonic entity. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,764,722 (UK) (22 October 2010)

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$84,749,884 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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There are two Ramones and one Misfits poster in Ali's room. Daniel Rey, namesake of Brian Boland's character, produced albums for both The Ramones and The Misfits. See more »

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During the time viewing the basement door after Kristi is pulled down, you can see the curtains by the window moving. The next morning there are no curtains on the window. See more »

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Exceptionally fun and entertaining sequel
17 October 2013 | by (Los Angeles, Ca) – See all my reviews

Convinced a strange series of household disturbances are the result of intruders, a family's efforts to contain the culprits on hidden cameras result in them discovering evil spirits are haunting the house and obsessed with their danger, putting them in danger to get out alive.

This turned out to be a wholly entertaining effort on it's own and is certainly better than the original. The fact that this one finally gives us a storyline plausibility for the hauntings is where it gets a majority of the positives here, as this is a fairly new idea that's in play which is so rarely used it's a shame that so few use it that it feels new and original for it's being utilized. As well, the fact that this makes such a cool impact on the proceedings of the film within that there's a far more damaging take on the actions against the family, as there's finally a reason for the hauntings to take place here since it plays in nicely with this story, and those hauntings are just so much fun. From drawers and dishes clattering open at just unexpected times in one massive strike to lifting the infant out of the crib through seemingly-invisible means, itself a chilling sequence, to similar scenes attacking the family itself that make for a non-stop continuation during the finale, this has some rather fun scenes in here that make it quite enjoyable and gets a few jumps out of it. There's still some flaws here, mainly in the way it's supposed to interact with the first one that never feels at all like the events are connected beyond the shared cast, since the events don't really line up all that well and none of what's explained in here gives an explanation for what happened in the first one, especially when it comes to the finale which is just a mess. The first-person camera isn't an annoyance to the tune the first one was, but it's still pretty hard to make stuff out at times which again really hampers what's going on within the scene when you can't tell what's happening, and with a slow build-up it takes a while to get going with the hauntings since the set-up doesn't allow for any on-screen happenings until later on in the film. Overall, though, it's still quite fun.

Rated R: Graphic Language, Mild Violence, children-in-jeopardy and animals in danger.


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