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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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Dennis (as Chris Smith)
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Kristi (as Jessica Brown)
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Hunter (as William Prieto)
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Hunter (as Jackson Prieto)
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€335,576 (Netherlands) (23 October 2011)

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$104,007,828 (USA) (1 January 2012)
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(at around 4 mins) The scene with Kristi's loose tooth was real. "Little girl shows up on set and says that she's got a loose tooth," Ariel Schulman said. "We say, 'Film it, work it into the scene.' Can't fake that." See more »

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(at around 1h 4 mins) While driving the Mercedes to the house of grandma, the gauges on the dashboard clearly show that the speed is zero and the engine is cold. See more »

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[first lines]
Daniel: [documenting behind the camera] You'll be spending a lot of time in here. This is gonna be your room. There's some kind of animal being de-liced or something. Compression chamber, that's your crib. It's hermetically sealed. And this is your paint color. What color is that, hon?
Adult Kristi: Jamaica bay blue.
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Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) & Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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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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