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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

 -  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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Dennis (as Chris Smith)
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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 ...
Party Magician
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Crying Bridesmaid
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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:

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

Goofs

Dennis gave Kristi and Katie some M&Ms the night they slept outside in the tent. One of the girls ate a blue M&M. This movie was set in 1988, but blue M&Ms weren't introduced until 1995. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: La Cosa (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Written by Jack Dolgen (as Jack Selig Dolgen)
Performed by Josh Koenigsberg, Henry Joost & Jack Dolgen (as Jack Selig Dolgen)
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I'm disappointed, different movie from the trailer
21 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The trailer convinced me to go see this flick, and I left somewhat perplexed and disappointed. Frankly, it seemed like a different movie from what was portrayed. Most of the scenes in the trailer were not in the final cut, which is a shame because the film itself felt very incomplete.

Tension was built through the movie, but it felt like there was never really a climax, and that the pacing was uneven. The intensity and suspense of the movie built up well, though I can't help but feel that there were at least a couple scenes missing entirely. While the last part of the movie was without a doubt very intense, it brought absolutely no sense of resolution, and was entirely dissatisfying.

It was like listening to a piece of orchestral music that dramatically builds up, but is then cut off short. Beyond that, I felt very deceived. The trailer was practically of a different film, and I feel like it was very dishonest to market it that way.


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