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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael R. Perry (screenplay) and
Christopher Landon (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
22 October 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Last year you demanded it. But that was just the beginning. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Demon Strikes Again See more (346 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Tod Williams 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael R. Perry (screenplay) and
Christopher Landon (screenplay) and
Tom Pabst (screenplay)

Michael R. Perry (story)

Oren Peli (film "Paranormal Activity")

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... line producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)
Akiva Goldsman .... executive producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Steven Schneider .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Michael Simmonds 
 
Film Editing by
Gregory Plotkin 
 
Casting by
Michael Hothorn 
Terri Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Jennifer Spence 
 
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
 
Makeup Department
Joe Badiali .... special makeup effects technician
Danielle Barkat .... special makeup effects artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human, Inc
Dalton Kutsch .... special makeup effects technician: Almost Human Inc.
J.J. Poff .... assistant hair stylist
Erik Porn .... special makeup effects supervisor: Almost Human Inc.
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... key makeup artist: additional photography
Daniele Tirinnanzi .... makeup effects technician: Almost Human, Inc
 
Production Management
Rick Osako .... unit production manager
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Moran .... first assistant director
Marc Newland .... second assistant director
James Moran .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Niko Hovartos .... assistant art director
Brendan Maze .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Mark Binder .... sound designer
Mark Binder .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Binder .... supervising sound editor
Peter Brown .... sound designer
Aleksandr Gruzdev .... sound effects editor
Justin Herman .... sound engineer
Matthew Iadarola .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lanza .... sound effects editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Jared Marshack .... sound mix technician
Stacey Michaels .... adr mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Doug Mountain .... dialogue editor
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Nick Shaffer .... adr supervisor
Nick Shaffer .... dialogue supervisor
Nick Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Nick Shaffer .... sound re-recording mixer
Carrie Sheldon .... additional sound mixer
Ken Steiger .... assistant sound editor
Brett Voss .... foley mixer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Ryan Young .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Joe Badiali .... special effects technician
Gary D. Bierend .... special effects technician
Mark Gullesserian .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Rob Blue .... visual effects artist: Hammerhead
Mark A.Z. Dippé .... visual effects supervisor
Michelle Eisenreich .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead
Justin Jones .... compositor
Michael Kennedy .... visual effects supervisor
Isaac Lipstadt .... visual effects
Shira Mandel .... digital compositor
Daniel Mellitz .... lead compositor
Jack Mullins .... visual effects
Jason Pomerantz .... production supervisor (IMAX Version)
Ron South .... visual effects editor
 
Stunts
Steve Blalock .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Meegan Godfrey .... stunts
Nikki Hester .... stunt double: Sprague Grayden
Nikki Hester .... stunts
Craig Jensen .... utility stunts
Michael R. King .... stunt double
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Paul Lacovara .... stunt double: Brian Boland
J.J. Perry .... stunts
Heidi Germaine Schnappauf .... stunt double: Katie Featherston
Dennis Scott .... stunt coordinator
Ator Tamras .... stunt double: Sprague Grayden
Ator Tamras .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Amy Ecklund .... first assistant camera
Paul Farley .... key grip
Bryan Gilbert .... grip
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video playback operator
Damon Liebowitz .... gaffer
Oliver Mancebo .... digital imaging technician
Dino Parks .... additional cinematographer
Robby Terry .... electrician
Victoria Tidmarch .... additional first assistant camera
Derek Touvell .... best boy electric
 
Casting Department
Jason Fedusenko .... casting assistant
Kimberly Graham .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alejandro M. Hernandez .... key costumer
Michelle Liu .... key costumer
Sami Martin Sarmiento .... costume p.a.
 
Editorial Department
Phillip Dawe .... post-production coordinator
Joel Griffen .... assistant editor
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate artist
George Koran .... digital intermediate colorist assist
Matt Maddox .... first assistant editor
Kenneth Marsten .... first assistant editor (as Kenny Marsten)
Harry Muller .... color timer
Ken O'Keefe .... assistant editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Daniel Sessoms .... data operator
 
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator
Henry Canon .... transportation
Bob Cope .... transportation
William Cope .... transportation
Jason Messersmith .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Laura Altmann .... production coordinator
Steve Berens .... animal wrangler
Laura Caulfield .... Production Legal
Nicki Cortese .... assistant: Mr. Goldsman
Bryant Duncan .... key office assistant
Danny Giles .... key set production assistant
Jessica L. Hall .... assistant: Mr. Blum (as Jessica Hall)
Lynn Johnson .... set medic
Jessica Kivnik .... production assistant
Jennifer Levine .... set medic
Megan Lurty .... set production assistant
Kate McCarthy .... assistant: Mr. Williams
Brittany Poulton .... second assistant to Mr Blum
Carlo Pratto .... production accountant
Hannah Rabkin .... assistant: Mr. Schneider
Tim Rogers .... set production assistant: additional photography
Nancy Solomon .... script supervisor
Babette Stith .... script supervisor
David Thornsberry .... location manager
Erin Vitali .... set production assistant
Diane Weiss .... script supervisor (as Diane Lea Weiss)
Kendra Rasmussen .... assistant to executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Todd Adrian .... acknowledgment
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some language and brief violent material
Runtime:
91 min | 98 min (unrated director's cut)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 | New Zealand:R16 | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #46420)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Sharpie 79".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: While Hunter is being pulled, the doors of his bedroom are open, but when he is out of his bed, the doors are closed.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
Electrical StormSee more »

FAQ

What's the difference between a ghost and a demon?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Unrated Director's Cut?
Is it recommended to watch the first movie before watching "Paranormal Activity 2"?
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87 out of 167 people found the following review useful.
The Demon Strikes Again, 22 October 2010
Author: Fields201 from United States

Last year when I saw Paranormal Activity, I saw it with a girl who kept commented on how stupid the film is throughout the entire movie. She would keep making remarks about how boring and unscary it was, even after the climax of the film. A year later, she went back with me to see the sequel, and she was actually terrified this time around. And a girl in the theater actually got so scared, she threw up outside the theater.

Paranormal Activity is one of those rare gems where you love it or you hate it. Most audiences don't like to sit through what they like to call nothing when the film is genuinely trying to build up to tension, to get to know the characters before plummeting them against the unknown. I really like the establishing of the characters where we get to know Christi, Hunter, Ali and heck, even the dog.

The premise is simple: A family related to Katie in the first film moves into a house, has a baby, and everything seems to be like one big happy family. Then one day they find that their house is in shambles. Naturally, they want to discover why so a surveillance system is set up to monitor the house. What they discover is that there is something beyond a simple break-in and their lives, especially their baby, could be in jeopardy.

I like the fact that the father is a skeptic. He absolutely refuses to believe in the paranormal. The teenage daughter loves the fact that they are being haunted and relishes on what phenomenon would happen next. I like that. It's good build up because we know as an audience that things will eventually get worse, especially if we learned anything from the first film. It's all about character development, in which this film thrives on.

As the film progresses, the scares really come out of nowhere. As a sequel, they really had to take it up a notch; not with just having a baby and a dog, but to show those naysayers that Paranormal Activity isn't just about a film with slamming doors. Doors slam, but they take someone with them. The filmmakers listened to their fans, and not only that, they did a great job fleshing out the backstory, and intertwining the two movies together where it all makes sense.

I only have a few nitpicks, somewhat minor, but I really did wish they fleshed out the Martine character more. She was a nanny who knew a lot about evil spirits, and I wish they spent a little bit more time with her character. Another thing was that there parts in some of the trailers that didn't make it to the final film. Extended DVD, perhaps? I also was a tad let down by how everything concluded. It wasn't a total letdown, definitely leaves room for another installment, but a little too abrupt for my taste.

If you are a fan of Paranormal Activity or at least bit curious of how this one turns out, you owe it to yourself to see this one. It's definitely one to experience at the theater with other fans, and something to look forward to on your home surround system.

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