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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)
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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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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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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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Most of the scenes in the trailers are not in the actual movie which angered many fans of the series. See more »

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The 1980s video equipment room has a road case for modern electronic equipment. One is a CDJ (Compact Disc Jockey) road case. Portable professional CDJ equipment did not exist until the mid-to-late 90s. See more »

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Kristi: Come on Toby.
Grandma Lois: Let's get ready.
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In the middle of the closing credits, in keeping with the 1988 period of the film, the Paramount logo that was used circa 1988 is shown. See more »

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Senseless but Scary
20 September 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1988, in California, the cinematographer Dennis (Chris Smith) moves to the house of his girlfriend Julie (Lauren Bittner) to raise a family with her daughters Katie ( Chloe Csengery) and Kristi (Jessica Brown). The little Kristi has an imaginary friend named Toby while weird things happen in the house. Dennis decides to place cameras in the round 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.

"Paranormal Activity 3" is a horror movie with a senseless story. I am not fan of this franchise and the camera "à la Blair Witch Project" is irritating. However the special effects are really scary and startle the viewer along the film. The story never explains who Toby is and the conclusion is a sort of rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby" does not make any sense and spoils the movie. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Atividade Paranormal 3" ("Paranormal Actiivity 3")


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