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Writers:
Christopher Landon (written by)
Oren Peli (film "Paranormal Activity")
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Release Date:
21 October 2011 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It Runs In The Family See more »
Plot:
In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Delivering The Scares See more (308 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Henry Joost 
Ariel Schulman 
 
Writing credits
Christopher Landon (written by)

Oren Peli (film "Paranormal Activity")

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... co-producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)
Akiva Goldsman .... executive producer
Christopher Landon .... co-producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Gregory Plotkin .... co-producer
Steven Schneider .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Magdalena Górka 
 
Film Editing by
Gregory Plotkin 
 
Casting by
Terri Taylor 
 
Production Design by
Jennifer Spence 
 
Art Direction by
David Batchelor Wilson  (as David Wilson)
 
Set Decoration by
Kelly Berry 
 
Costume Design by
Leah Butler 
 
Makeup Department
Kymber Blake .... makeup department head
Paula Jane Hamilton .... key makeup artist
Renee J. Vaca .... department head hair stylist (as Rene Vaca)
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human Inc (uncredited)
Dalton Kutsch .... special makeup fx technician: Almost Human Inc. (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Rick Osako .... unit production manager (as Rick A. Osako)
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Moran .... first assistant director
Marc Newland .... second assistant director
Jaysene Overton .... second second assistant director
Matt Smith .... second second assistant director
James Moran .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Zachery Alexander .... property master
Rich Andrade .... lead person
Alan Barnett .... art department production assistant
Morgan Blackledge .... assistant property master
Darren Patnode .... set dresser
Isidoro Avila .... set dresser (uncredited)
Maxwell Britton .... set dresser (uncredited)
Niko Hovartos .... on set dresser (uncredited)
Larry J. White II .... gangboss (uncredited)
Erica Willis McCormick .... set decorations buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Paul Aulicino .... assistant supervising sound editor
Peter Brown .... supervising sound designer
Patrick Cusack .... field recordist
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Joe Dzuban .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital media assistant
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Glynna Grimala .... adr supervisor
Greg Hayes .... mix technician
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Daniel S. Irwin .... dialogue editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator (as Tim Lloyd)
Zsolt Magyar .... sound mixer
Craig Mann .... sound re-recording mixer
Margit Pfeiffer .... foley editor
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound designer
Paul Stevenson .... foley artist
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Richard Mercado .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Steve Schwartzberg .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Mark Gullesserian .... special effects foreman
Thomas Mertz .... special effects coordinator (as Tom Mertz)
Steve Newquist .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ted Robinson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Brian Begun .... compositor: Hammerhead
Rob Blue .... compositor: Hammerhead
Timothy Michael Cairns .... compositor: Hammerhead (as Tim Cairns)
Daniel Chuba .... visual effects executive producer: Hammerhead (as Dan Chuba)
Caitlin Content .... compositor: Hammerhead
Mark A.Z. Dippé .... additional visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead (as Mark Dippe)
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead
Michelle Eisenreich .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead
Brandon Gonzales .... matte painter: Hammerhead
Deborah Hiner .... rotoscope artist: Hammerhead
Robert Malina .... visual effects editor (as Rob Malina)
Daniel Mellitz .... compositing supervisor: Hammerhead
Candida Nunez .... tracking supervisor: Hammerhead
Angella Szynkowski .... i/o: Hammerhead
Tommy Tran .... compositor: Hammerhead
Derek Zavada .... system administrator: Hammerhead
Brandon Gonzales .... concept artist: Hammerhead (uncredited)
Paul Hopkins .... matchmove/layout (uncredited)
Daniel Loiewski .... visual effects intern (uncredited)
Linda Tremblay .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
James Armstrong .... stunts
Kelli Barksdale .... stunts
Emily Brobst .... stunt double: Katie
Seth Duhame .... stunt double: Chris Smith
Meegan Godfrey .... stunts
Nikki Hester .... stunt double: Lauren Bittner
Craig Jensen .... stunts
G. Grant Jewett .... stunt rigger
Michael R. King .... stunts (as Mike King)
Nicholas King .... stunts (as Nick King)
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Dennis Scott .... assistant stunt coordinator
Daniel Browning Smith .... stunts
Steven Stone .... stunts
Ator Tamras .... stunt double: Lauren Bittner
Liisa Cohen .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Dunkerley .... camera operator
Keith Dunkerley .... director of photography: second unit
Paul Farley .... first company grip (as Paul M. Farley)
Sergio Gutierrez .... second company grip
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video assist (as Jordan Kadovitz)
Damon Liebowitz .... chief lighting technician (as Damon Leibowitz)
Oliver Mancebo .... digital imaging technician
Olga Matlin .... grip
Daniel C. McFadden .... still photographer (as Daniel McFadden)
Dara Norman .... dimmer operator
Benjamin Steeples .... second assistant camera
Phoebe Sudrow .... first assistant camera
Derek Touvell .... electrician
Brian Woronec .... assistant chief lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Sarah Domeier .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Alexa L. Fogel .... casting: New York (as Alexa Fogel)
Christine Kromer .... casting: New York
John McAlary .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Claire Simon .... casting: Chicago
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca M. Graves .... costumer (as Rebecca Graves)
Linda Huse .... costume supervisor
Candle Williams .... production assistant: costume department
Christina DeMasi .... set costumer (uncredited)
Linda Huse .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Maria Gonzales .... first assistant editor
Joel Griffen .... assistant editor
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist
Omar Hassan-Reep .... first assistant editor
Vince Hughes .... dailies operator: nextLAB
Katherine Kane .... project coordinator
George Koran .... associate digital intermediate colorist
Nicholas Lareau .... outpost engineer
Wendy Nomiyama .... assistant editor
Jose Parra .... digital intermediate producer
Joe Rosenbloom .... post-production assistant
David Rosenthal .... i/o supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Daniel Sessoms .... baselight operator: nextLAB
Elliott Traeger .... post-production assistant
Phillip Dawe .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Katie Fellion .... post production consultant (uncredited)
Aaron Kroger .... outpost engineer (uncredited)
Harry Muller .... color timer (uncredited)
Ron South .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator
Jason Messersmith .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Laura Altmann .... production coordinator
Steve Berens .... animal wrangler
Joseph Bodner .... assistant: Mr. Blum
Cecilia Cardwell .... studio teacher
Justin Carville .... first assistant accountant
Nicki Cortese .... assistant: Mr. Goldsman
Danny Giles .... production assistant (as Daniel A. Giles)
Hernan Hernandez .... craft service
Pablo C. Herrera .... craft service (as Pablo Herrera)
Saj Jayasinghe .... account manager: Deluxe
Lynn Johnson .... medic
Jessica Kivnik .... production secretary
Megan Lurty .... production assistant
James Messersmith .... production assistant
Murray Miller .... location manager
Allyson Nelson .... production assistant: writer
Chelsea Peters .... assistant: Mr. Blum
Margaret L. Schlaifer .... studio teacher (as Margaret Schlaifer)
Sam Schweikert .... set production assistant: second unit
Patrick R. Siembieda .... production accountant (as Patrick Siembieda)
Billy Stimson .... production assistant
Alexis Tanasoca .... accounting clerk
David Thornsberry .... location manager
Erin Vitali .... production assistant
Diane Weiss .... script supervisor
Mandy Yaeger .... assistant: Mr. Joost & Mr. Schulman
Laura Caulfield .... production legal (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
83 min | 94 min (unrated director's cut)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Finland:K-15 | France:U (with warning) | Germany:16 | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Malaysia:PG-13 (censored version) | Mexico:B15 | Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:NC-16 (cut) | South Korea:12 | Spain:16 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #47173)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Towards the beginning of the film, Julie takes a picture of young Katie standing in the driveway shortly before a group picture is taken. The photo being taken appears in both Paranormal Activity and Paranormal Activity 2 as an indication that the demon has started haunting them.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The vase of flowers on the dining table downstairs disappears and reappears randomly throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
[last lines]
Kristi:Come on Toby.
Grandma Lois:Let's get ready.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Scary Movie 5 (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
See the SunlightSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
Is it recommended to watch the first two films before watching "Paranormal Activity 3"?
What are the differences between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut?
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47 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
Delivering The Scares, 23 October 2011
Author: MBloodT from Philippines

To be honest, I never liked Paranormal Activity movies. It's about people who lived in a house with cameras and there are evil spirits haunting them then all of the events are caught on tape. The idea is interesting but the execution always end up being unsatisfying. Paranormal Activity 3 is the very beginning of the series. It's not actually a prequel. It's more of a backward trilogy to make the ending of the rest of the Paranormal Activity films mysterious. Although, the twist is a little bit predictable but Paranormal Activity 3 has a decent story to tell with these found footage. And it really has the scares. Finally, this series has a genuine scare.

Paranormal Activity 3 reveals all the mysteries of the first two movies. Unlike the first two, instead of watching the lives of these people and wait for the spirits to come out, this one really tells a story through the videos. The story is not anything new though but the execution is decent. The second Paranormal Activity narrates almost everything in the story. Here you don't need it, you just have to look at the video footage to know the story.

Aside from its storytelling, Paranormal Activity is all about the scares. They improved the scares by moderating the slow burns and keep the objects floating. The ghosts aren't quite invisible like the first two. Here, it's campy. You can see its shadows. And of course, there's a lot of threat from the ghost. The scares are more than just jump scares. It has more terror and gumption to the thrills which is kinda fun. The cameras are well shot. Everything is well made. But the twist remains predictable for some reason.

Paranormal Activity 3 is not earning the fear anymore. It's now earning the scares. It's great to see Paranormal Activity with exact scares than wait for more than five minutes to be scared. It's not the scariest horror movie of the year but it's the best part of the series and also the most decent horror of the year. I still wanna see the parts on the trailer that wasn't show in the actual film but Paranormal Activity 3 is satisfying enough in its short runtime. Decent enough as a found-footage-horror-film.

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