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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 chronological order of the films is: Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity 4 and Paranormal Activity: the Marked Ones. See more »


Towards the end of the film where the woman rushes towards Alex and Alex slams the door, she is clearly wearing a dark blue top just as the door slams, however as she smashes through the door with the left arm and upper body, she is now wearing a white top. See more »


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18 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As a big fan of these films, I loved the first 3 this was a big disappointment. I've given it 2 out of 10 and in truth I feel like giving it a 1. Totally sold out and pandering to the masses now I'm afraid. If you a teenager this film will probably be for you. It's very much designed for this age group, a million miles away from the original. I had a feel this was going to be the case with this one. I'm sure they will do more but for sure I will not be watching, it's nothing but a cash cow now. Sitting watching this with some friends with a bunch of very rude teenagers behind us eating takeaway, kicking seats, and talking on mobiles during the film did nothing to add to the experience but did sum up the type of folk that will enjoy this drivel.

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