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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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William Juan Prieto ...
Hunter Rey
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Hunter Rey
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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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Rated R for some language and brief violent material | See all certifications »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

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£3,764,722 (UK) (24 October 2010)

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$84,752,907 (USA) (20 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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When Kristi is alone after Ali and Daniel take the dog to the vet, there is a hard cut. Within this hard cut from 12am to about 1am, all the pictures on the wall near the stairs have shifted and the baby stroller downstairs has been moved. However, this can be explained by a lighting change where the shadows on the wall from the pictures and the stroller changed positions - not the items themselves. See more »

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Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
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Scary and creepy enough. Worth seeing.
23 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you liked the original Paranormal Activity, you'll like this one. Myself, I was not really that impressed with the original, and I liked this one quite a bit better. The mood and creepiness was pretty intense at times.

It is NOT just a remake of the original movie, as some would have you think. Yes, it uses that format, and follows it pretty closely, but does it better and takes it a few steps farther. Just because it uses the same format doesn't mean it is the same movie. That is like saying all 'Cop' movies or all 'Buddy Pictures' are the same, just because they also follow the same format.

If you saw the first movie, you will recognize everything that is happening here, but that doesn't decrease the sense of dread and hair-raising-on-the-back-of-your-neck scariness. Instead, I think it will increase your enjoyment as you watch things develop. Talk about things that go 'bump in the night!' And sometimes in the daytime, too! I thought this movie was more intense than the original, and it helps to put the original into a context, and makes more sense out of it all.

Is it a perfect movie? No, but show me a perfect movie. They all could be better in SOME way, and this is no exception, but I think it is a pretty darn good movie, and worth the time.

Oh, I should also tell you kind of "Where I'm coming from." I LOVE a good horror movie. I LIKE to be scared. But I hate slasher, torture, vicious movies or movies that get too overt about hurting people. Give us something we can feel, something we are afraid of, but don't make us sick. I think Paranormal Activity 2 is just my kind of horror movie.


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