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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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Robbie's Mom's Friend
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Shadow Boy
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Wyatt's Soccer Coach


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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Did You Know?


Brady Allen's character, Robbie, was named after Robbie Mannheim, a child that in 1959 was alleged victim of an evil possession and he had a exorcism to save his life. See more »


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


Robbie: He does not like you.
Ben: What? Who? Who does not like me?
Robbie: You'll find out.
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Crazy Credits

There is no music in the credits. See more »


References The Changeling (1980) See more »


Evil Alien Attack 1
Written by Harry Bluestone and Emil Cadkin
Courtesy of APM Music
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User Reviews

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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