Paranormal Activity (2007) Poster

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MPAA Rated R for language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and women start documenting ghost sightings, and they go to have sex, but the man keeps saying the camera is off when its not. They kiss and then turn off the camera.
  • A man asks his girlfriend to take off her shirt and pants and be in her bra and underwear for the camera.

Violence & Gore

  • There is one scene where a character is thrown across the room and one scene where a character's hand is bleeding from gripping an object tightly. Other than that, there is no violence or gore.


  • There are over 40 uses of stong language ("fuck" and its variants), as well as milder terms such as "shit", "piss", "crap", "ass".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Katie and Micah drink wine in one scene.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Severe Jump Scares


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Violence & Gore

  • Micah's body is violently hurled at the camera; Katie's shirt can be seen stained with blood.
  • In an alternate ending, Katie commits suicide by slitting her throat. Blood briefly drools from her neck as she collapses to the floor.
  • The original ending has Katie accidentally shot down and killed by the police.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Micah's body is violently hurled at the camera, which is knocked off the tripod, revealing a demonic Katie standing in the doorway. She slowly walks into the room, stained with blood, and crawls to Micah's body, then looks up at the camera with a grin. As she lunges toward the camera, her face takes on a demonic appearance just as the scene cuts to black.

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