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Writers (WGA):
Christopher Landon (screenplay)
Chad Feehan (story)
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Release Date:
19 October 2012 (USA) See more »
It's Closer Than You Think See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
2 wins See more »
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Epic fail :( See more (241 total) »


  (in credits order)

Katie Featherston ... Katie

Kathryn Newton ... Alex

Matt Shively ... Ben

Aiden Lovekamp ... Wyatt

Brady Allen ... Robbie
Stephen Dunham ... Doug

Alexondra Lee ... Holly
Georgica Pettus ... Sarah

Alisha Boe ... Tara

Brendon Eggertsen ... Derek
Constance Esposito ... Robbie's Mom's Friend

Ty Dawson ... Shadow Boy
Jonah Pasco ... Shadow Boy

Rightor Doyle ... Referee
Tamara Bersane ... Wyatt's Soccer Coach
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Boland ... Daniel (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sprague Grayden ... Kristi (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sara Mornell ... Debbie (uncredited)
William Juan Prieto ... Hunter (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Joost 
Ariel Schulman 
Writing credits
Christopher Landon (screenplay)

Chad Feehan (story)

Oren Peli (film "Paranormal Activity")

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Allegra Clegg .... co-producer
Akiva Goldsman .... executive producer
Christopher Landon .... executive producer
James Moran .... associate producer
Oren Peli .... producer
Gregory Plotkin .... co-producer
Steven Schneider .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Doug Emmett 
Film Editing by
Gregory Plotkin 
Casting by
Terri Taylor 
Production Design by
Jennifer Spence 
Art Direction by
Jason Garner 
Set Decoration by
Lori Mazuer 
Costume Design by
Leah Butler 
Makeup Department
Brittani Cox .... assistant makeup artist
Robert Hall .... special makeup designer: Almost Human Inc
Paula Jane Hamilton .... makeup department head
Erik Porn .... special makeup effects artist
Marsha Shearrill .... makeup department head
Production Management
Ralph Bertelle .... executive in charge of production
Allegra Clegg .... unit production manager
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny Giles .... second second assistant director (as Daniel A. Giles-Valera)
James Moran .... first assistant director
James Moran .... second unit director
Marc Newland .... second assistant director
Marc Newland .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Jaysene Overton .... second assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Bonnie Betancourt .... shopper
Natalie Contreras .... buyer
Natalie Contreras .... shopper
T. Scott Elliott .... set dresser
James Fernandez .... on-set dresser
Niko Hovartos .... assistant property master
Marc Meisels .... set dresser
Randy Molique .... set dresser
Thomas Spence .... property master
Peter Van Zyl .... greensman
Daniel Vazquez .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Walter Anderson .... sound mixer
Laura Harris Atkinson .... dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Paul Aulicino .... assistant supervising sound editor
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Peter Brown .... sound designer
Peter Brown .... sound supervision
Kris Fenske .... sound effects editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Daniel A. Greenwald .... boom operator
Glynna Grimala .... ADR Supervisor
Gary A. Hecker .... supervising foley artist
Craig Mann .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Marullo .... foley artist
Mike Prestwood Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
John C. Stuver .... dialogue editor
Jon Title .... sound designer
Special Effects by
Mark Gullesserian .... special effects coordinator
Ted Robinson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Beth D'Amato .... digital paint and roto supervisor
Nick Hsieh .... cg supervisor: Base FX
Simon Marinof .... digital compositor
Tia L. Marshall .... digital artist
Shawn Monaghan .... digital compositor: ILM
Dennis Muren .... senior creative executive: ILM
Karen M. Nichols .... look development
Erik Pampel .... visual effects editor: ILM
Eddie Pasquarello .... visual effects supervisor
Mike Sanders .... digital supervisor
Sam Stewart .... digital paint and rotoscope artist: ILM
Delan Tai .... technical support
Matthew Doll .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jason Holt .... technical support (uncredited)
Jeremy Therrien .... assistant technical director (uncredited)
James Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
Tyler Barnett .... stunts
Emily Brobst .... stunts
Jay Caputo .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts
Mark Dirkse .... stunts
John Duff .... stunts
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts (as Dana Evenson)
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Karin Justman .... stunts
Alex Kingi .... stunts
Dorian Kingi .... stunts
Megan Lurty .... stunts
Simon Potter .... stunts
Buddy Sosthand .... stunts
Sera Trimble .... stunts
Mark Vanselow .... stunts
Bryon Weiss .... stunts
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunts
Tyler Barnett .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jay Caputo .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Jennifer Caputo .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Dennis Fitzgerald .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Simon Potter .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Ator Tamras .... stunt double: Sprague Grayden (uncredited)
Sera Trimble .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Bryon Weiss .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Farley .... key grip
Brandon Flohr .... grip
Edward 'Gooch' Gutierrez .... grip
Dean Hendler .... still photographer
Joseph Joyce .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... computer video playback
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... key video assist
Aaron Kroger .... outpost engineer
Nicholas Lareau .... outpost engineer
Damon Liebowitz .... gaffer
Oliver Mancebo .... digital imaging technician
Greg Reyher .... electrician
Sean Roberts .... electrician
Larry Sushinski .... electrician
Buddy Allen Thomas .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mike Visencio .... set lighting best boy
Brian Woronec .... console operator
Casting Department
Sarah Domeier .... casting assistant
Patty Majorczak-Connolly .... adr voice casting
John McAlary .... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting
Mark Sussman .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca M. Graves .... costumer
Rosa Lopez .... key costumer
Tania Pacheco .... key costumer
Editorial Department
Michel Aller .... additional editor
Brian Gee .... nextLAB operator
Mark Griffith .... digital intermediate colorist
Greg Hollander .... post-production assistant
George Koran .... digital intermediate additional colorist
Sarah Lucky .... assistant editor
Gray Marshall .... vfx editor
Timothy Llewellyn Moxey .... nextLAB operator (as Timothy Moxey)
Harry Muller .... color timer
Joe Rosenbloom .... apprentice film editor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Daniel Sessoms .... nextLAB operator
Hannah Long .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Daniel Wehr .... musical sound designer
Transportation Department
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Scott Philbrick .... transportation captain
Other crew
Michael Wesley Aycock .... key assistant location manager
Benjamin Scott Baker .... medic
Benjamin Scott Baker .... set nurse
Alan Barnett .... production assistant
Keith Blomberg .... personal assistant to Mr. Blum
Joshua Butt .... production assistant
Tuesday Cowburn .... animal wrangler
Steven Davis .... computer graphics /video playback supervisor
Andrew Emilio DeCesare .... production staff
Karen E. Gilbert .... key assistant location manager
Paula Henry .... production assistant
Julia Heymans .... production assistant
Brianna Hoskins .... assistant production coordinator
Lynn Johnson .... set medic
Jessica Kivnik .... assistant to: Mr. Landon
Jessica Kivnik .... script coordinator
David Kwong .... technical consultant
Ryan Lacen .... production assistant
Megan Lurty .... key production assistant
Tracy L. Moody .... script supervisor: secon unit
Brandon Moore .... assistant to Steven Schneider
Amber Perez .... production assistant
Chelsea Peters .... assistant: Mr. Blum
Jess Pineda .... assistant to Zack Estrin
Sam Schweikert .... set production assistant
Patrick R. Siembieda .... production accountant
Jenny Siff .... script supervisor: second unit
Diane Weiss .... script supervisor
Mandy Yaeger .... production coordinator
Kendra Rasmussen .... studio coordinator: physical production (uncredited)
Stephen Dunham .... in memory of

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Also Known As:
Rated R for language and some violence/terror
88 min | 96 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: The frog-shaped air purifier in Wyatt and Robbie's room continually disappears and reappears between shots.See more »
Alex:[after seeing Katie at the end of the hall] Please don't hurt me!See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Shining (1980)See more »
Steel LicksSee more »


What causes the green screen and black dots on the living room computer?
How does the movie end?
What is 'Hattusac'?
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57 out of 85 people found the following review useful.
Epic fail :(, 19 October 2012
Author: www-qwat from Minsk, Belarus

At first, i want to say, that i was expecting a lot from this movie. I went to cinema all pumped up with a lot of my friends and i prepared myself for something really scary. Even when "night #1" appeared on the screen, we were ready to pee our pants. But all my hopes ended within 40 minutes. At first, 80% of the movie was completely pointless, and i'm not even mentioning the fact about absence of shocking moments, even "traditional paranormal activity jump scares" were left out. Most of the intense moments were interrupted or not finished at all. The main characters were acting like a group of idiots. So many "no reason" things throughout the movie. Horribly written script which ruined the whole paranormal activity "thing" in it. And a trailer shows a lot of the moments which didn't appear in the movie itself.

P.S. Result: Hollywood makes good movies in a pile of dog crap. Period.

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