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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R  |   |  Horror  |  21 October 2011 (USA)
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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

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Cast

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Dennis (as Chris Smith)
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Jessica Tyler Brown ...
Kristi (as Jessica Brown)
Hallie Foote ...
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William Juan Prieto ...
Hunter (as William Prieto)
Jackson Xenia Prieto ...
Hunter (as Jackson Prieto)
Paitoon Cheng ...
Ida
Eddie Medrano ...
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Storyline

In 1988, in California, cinematographer Dennis moves to the house of his girlfriend Julie to raise a family with her daughters Katie and Kristi. Little Kristi has an imaginary friend named Toby while weird things happen in the house. Dennis decides to place cameras in the house to capture images during the night and soon he finds that there is an entity in the house. Dennis's friend Randy Rosen (Dustin Ingram) researches the events and learns that his house might be a coven of witches and the children may be in danger. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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It Runs In The Family See more »

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Rated R for some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Actividad paranormal 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$52,568,183 (USA) (21 October 2011)

Gross:

$104,007,828 (USA) (30 December 2011)
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Trivia

The highest grossing film in the Paranormal Activity series. See more »

Goofs

While the film takes place in 1988, the home video tapes are presented in wide screen and high-definition quality. However, this is a necessary and deliberate change on the part of the crew, and not an error. Producing a movie with "authentic" quality based on the equipment that existed back then would make a horrible quality for it to be seen in theaters and the movie would be unusable to most theaters. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Kristi: Come on Toby.
Grandma Lois: Let's get ready.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, sound effects from the film can be heard. See more »

Connections

Follows Paranormal Activity (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Come My Way
Written by Jack Dolgen (as Jack Selig Dolgen)
Performed by Jack Dolgen (as Jack Selig Dolgen) & Phil Korngut
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Read this if you haven't seen it (no spoilers)
19 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

The reactions to this movie are so strange. First, your opinion of the movie should not be based on its commercials. I'm guessing they didn't want to give the movie away so they showed alternate scenes or something. Regardless, it is an excellent scary movie.

I think the most important thing to remember is that you need to watch this by yourself, at home, in the dark. If you have no attention span and only get freaked out by dumbed-down "gotchas" then you will probably be disappointed. Like the first two, it reminded me of being afraid of the dark when I was little. Has anyone else laid in bed at night, staring at the dark and looking for any movement? If so, then you should watch this.

But if you have a loud mouth next to you who keeps talking and making comments, then the suspense will not be allowed to build. It's those silent moments when nothing is happening that make this movie truly scary.


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