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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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Cast

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Katie
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Ben
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Wyatt
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Holly
Georgica Pettus ...
Sarah
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Tara
Brendon Eggertsen ...
Derek
Constance Esposito ...
Robbie's Mom's Friend
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Shadow Boy
Jonah Pasco ...
Shadow Boy
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Referee
Tamara Bersane ...
Wyatt's Soccer Coach
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Storyline

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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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

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,003,866, 21 October 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,921,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,838,957
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 24 mins) WILHELM SCREAM: Doug is watching an action movie on TV. Automatic gunfire can be heard, followed by the Wilhelm scream. See more »

Goofs

The time tags - when Katie kills Daniel and Kristi - are not the same as in PA2. An example is when Katie leaves the house with Hunter in PA2, the time is 11:51:03PM; but here, the timing is about five seconds short and by the next shot, Katie and Hunter are outside with the time slot being 11:52:44PM. So, what took so long? See more »

Quotes

Alex: Dad, what is that?
Doug: That is awesome!
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Soundtracks

Break Me Out 2.0
Written by Kyler England, Robert Giles, Adrianne Gonzalez, and Gabriel Mann
Performed by The Rescues
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Disappointing to say the least.
18 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

I went into the movie not expecting it to be as good as the other Paranormal Activities. They all seemed to go downhill since the first one came out. This one was just too slow. There were the obvious suspenseful scenes but there just wasn't enough. The movie had hope at times but then it was just squashed by rushing through. They didn't go into much detail about the demonic possession and skipped over plenty of unanswered questions. The last twenty minutes of the movie were by far the best. And that is the only reason it got four stars. I do hope they give up and don't plan on making another one. The few screams that the movie did get wasn't worth the $11.50 I paid for the ticket. Wait until it comes out on RedBox.


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