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Paranormal Activity ()


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After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

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Katie
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Micah
Mark Fredrichs ...
Psychic
Amber Armstrong ...
Amber
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Diane
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crystal Cartwright ...
Exorcism Nanny (uncredited)
Spencer Marks ...
Dr. Johann Averies (uncredited)
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Lt. Randy Hudson (uncredited)
James Piper ...
Richard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Oren Peli

Written by

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Oren Peli ... (written by)

Produced by

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Jason Blum ... producer
Oren Peli ... producer
Steven Schneider ... executive producer
Rick Osako ... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
Toni Taylor ... associate producer (uncredited)
Jeanette Volturno ... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
Amir Zbeda ... associate producer (uncredited)

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Oren Peli ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Oren Peli

Editorial Department

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Michael Underwood ... digital intermediate colorist
Tricia Chiarenza ... color timer (uncredited)
Phillip Dawe ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Faust Pierfederici ... colorist (uncredited)
Jeff Stroot ... international editor (uncredited)
Jay Warren ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Lee Wimer ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Oren Peli ... (uncredited)

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Oren Peli ... (uncredited)

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Oren Peli ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Crystal Cartwright ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Danielle Daly ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Mark Graziano ... post-production executive (uncredited)
Richard Stirling ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Barbee ... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark Binder ... re-recording mixer (uncredited) / sound designer (uncredited)
Edmond J. Coblentz Jr. ... sound designer (uncredited)
Mark DeSimone ... adr mixer: New York (uncredited)
Jim Fitzpatrick ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Greg LaPlante ... digital mastering (uncredited)
Jordan O'Neill ... dts sound mastering engineer (uncredited)
Nick Shaffer ... sound effects editor (uncredited) / supervising dialogue editor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Chris J. King ... stunts
Craig Jensen ... utility stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dale Robinette ... special still photographer (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ricki Maslar ... additional casting (uncredited)

Other crew

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Robert Cedric Bowden ... production assistant
Corey Lubak ... promotions
Ngoc Nguyen ... studio publicist
Angie Conners ... international marketing (uncredited)
Alana Crow ... business and legal affairs (uncredited)
Greg Ferris ... marketing Canada (uncredited)
Lisa Garner ... marketing (uncredited)
Stephen Kessen ... promoter (uncredited)
Kailey Marsh ... assistant to Steven Schneider (uncredited)

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Wesley Cannon ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. Written by Paramount Pictures

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Taglines What Happens When You Sleep? See more »
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Also Known As
  • Paranormal Activity 1 (United Kingdom, Welsh title)
  • Nadprirodna aktivnost (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatian title)
  • Actividad paranormal (Peru)
  • Paranormalus reiskiniai (Lithuania)
  • Paranormalno (Slovenia)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $19,617,650, 16 Oct 2009
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $193,355,800

Did You Know?

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Trivia The original ending was changed at the suggestion of Steven Spielberg. See more »
Goofs The security system is set every night, yet Katie goes outside and sits on the swing without setting off the alarm. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Solomon Kane, Whip It, Serbian Scars, Paranormal Activity, and This Is It (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Paralyzed See more »
Crazy Credits Fans who submitted their name on the official website during the film's theatrical run were treated with having their name listed in the film's ending credits on the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film as thanks from Paramount for making the film such a success. See more »
Quotes Katie: You promised me - don't look at me like that! - you promised me you weren't going to mess with that stuff.
Micah: No. I promised you I wasn't going to buy a Ouija board. I didn't buy a Ouija board. I borrowed a Ouija board.
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