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Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

R  |   |  Horror  |  19 October 2012 (USA)
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It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.


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The story takes place in 2011, five years after Katie killed her boyfriend Micah, sister Kristi, her husband Daniel and took their baby, Hunter. Story focuses on Alex and her family experiencing weird stuff since the new neighbors moved in the town. Written by Shk1123

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence/terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Edition  »

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Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,003,866 (USA) (19 October 2012)


$53,884,821 (USA) (28 December 2012)

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1.85 : 1
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The parents in the film, played by Stephen Dunham and Alexondra Lee were a real life married couple. Sadly, Stephen Dunham died on September 14, 2012 of a heart attack, shortly before the film was theatrically released. See more »


The time that Katie takes to kill Daniel and Kristi is not the same as in PA2. See more »


Alex: [after seeing Katie at the end of the hall] Please don't hurt me!
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Waste of time and money
22 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what a waste of time and cash.. the movie was pointless. with no flow. no questions answered. just a waste. I never review movies but had to share how bad this was..compared to part 1- 2- and 3.... i don't know what else to say other than how misleading the commercial is.. the commercial was cut and spliced with video and audio that didn't even match what happened in the movie... you have been warned. when the movie was over.. people actually Boo'd. hopefully people will spread the word, and save others from throwing their money away. i know die-hard fans will go and give it a shot, but will be disappointed as well. Sinister was better and actually made you jump quite a few times.

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