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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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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

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

As with the previous three Paranormal Activity movies, Paramount Studios utilizes paranormal investigator/researcher, Christopher Chacon, (who is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on paranormal phenomena), to internationally promote and publicize this fourth installment. Chacon also works in the entertainment industry as a writer, director and producer. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) In one scene, Alex follows a trail of toys into Wyatt's room. She inspects his closet and behind her, the toy train turns itself on. Startled, she turns around to head downstairs. On her way out of Wyatt's room the toys are now gone. See more »

Quotes

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

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Connections

References Pigs in a Polka (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Purgatory Fluff and Fold
Written and Composed by Mark Binder
Courtesy of I Make Noise Inc.
(included in the extended version only)
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User Reviews

Disappointingly par for the course
17 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

Franchise fatigue has definitely set in with this tedious fourth instalment.

After taking things off on a slightly different tangent with the previous film, the same writing/directing duo instead plump for the same old, same old - lots of nothing happening before LOUD NOISES! freak out the teenage girls in the audience and the less discerning horror moviegoers.

And, despite some spirited (ha!) performances, the lack of any real plot development leaves the mythology treading water and the series as a whole rather confused.

Ultimately, PA 4 is a step back and the textbook definition of 'diminished return'.


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