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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 & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Superior Sequel! See more (347 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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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:
Kevin Greutert was initially hired to helm the film but was forced to work on Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010) when the producers of that film exercised a clause in his contract, forcing him off Paranormal Activity 2 (2010).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Martine and Mr Rey are in the kitchen and she is putting the incense out, mail appears on the counter next to the cutting board as they are walking away from the sink.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Kristi Rey:Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
See more »
Soundtrack:
My Last BreathSee more »

FAQ

How does the movie end?
If the demon wants the baby, why doesn't it just possess one of the other 3 family members and take him?
What is 'Paranormal Activity 2' about?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Superior Sequel!, 10 November 2012
Author: joben-525-633946 from United Kingdom

Some films need time to form and develop.

This is certainly the case for 'Paranormal Activity 2' as for the opening 45 minutes, the pacing of the film was punishingly slow and a dreary watch for almost everyone in existence I can guarantee. Thankfully, the film's second half was more than rewarding and it increased the chills that I submitted from the original 'Paranormal Activity' significantly.

With this instalments story, you cannot call this a sequel or prequel as it would not attract to any of the terms. Taking place at the same time as the original, we are this time placed in the house of another American family, related to Kate and Micah, who undergo a similar situation to their counterparts at the same time. It's intriguing as links and connections build between the two films and the fear installed inside me was enough to satisfy my needs.

The main reason 'Paranormal Activity 2' has the edge over it's predecessor is the fact it's budget is increased by approximately almost $3 million. This gives the film an overall better structure and polish which leads to a larger variety of scares and more interesting camera viewing.

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