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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | | 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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Surveillance Camera Expert
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Hunter Rey
Jackson Xenia Prieto ...
Hunter Rey
Martine (as Vivis)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief violent material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Actividad paranormal 2  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,678,424, 24 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,752,907, 20 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,512,032, 20 January 2011
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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's cut)


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As with the first film, Paramount Studios utilized world-renowned paranormal expert, Christopher Chacon, to assist in internationally promoting and publicizing the film. See more »


(at around 1h 12 mins) When Ali finds the scratches on the cellar door it is on a four panel door. When Dan goes down into the cellar and turns to look at Ali at the top of the stairs the door is completely different to the one seen before. See more »


[first lines]
Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
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Crazy Credits

"Paramount Pictures would like to thank the families of the deceased and the Carlsbad police department." See more »


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A money maker and a money taker
24 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film just felt so forced. The story line intertwined with the first one which was not my problem, it was the prolonged build up which did not create tension but rather a dull bored thirst for some action. When the film finally did open up and all characters were aware of the demon it was a short lived sense of suspense.

The idea in itself of a demon in a house haunting a family with demonic references and not just a simple ghost story personally fascinates me. This film on the other hand did not, iv found youtube videos of hauntings "freakier" than this film. Over all i felt like this was a major let down. Whilst trying to fully appreciate the style of a real life film with a more sensible form of a haunting i really did feel bored for the majority of the film.

I would suggest to anyone out their who either is not scared easily or who is actually interested in cinematic quality to stay away from this film. A combination of house security tapes and hand held camera even with its particular style does not justify this film being cinema quality in my opinion. A waste of my £9.

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