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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

R | | Horror | 22 October 2010 (USA)
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After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.

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Tod Williams

Writers:

Michael R. Perry (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Bierend David Bierend ... Surveillance Camera Expert
Brian Boland ... Daniel Rey
Molly Ephraim ... Ali Rey
Katie Featherston ... Katie
Seth Ginsberg ... Brad
Sprague Grayden ... Kristi Rey
William Juan Prieto William Juan Prieto ... Hunter Rey
Jackson Xenia Prieto Jackson Xenia Prieto ... Hunter Rey
Micah Sloat ... Micah
Vivis Colombetti ... Martine (as Vivis)
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Storyline

Daniel Rey along with his wife, Kristi; daughter, Ali; toddler son, Hunter, and their dog, move to Carlsbad, California. A few days later their residence is broken into, however, nothing appears to be missing. In order to prevent re-occurrences, they install a number of security cameras that will record everything on a DVR. After they hire a Spanish-speaking nanny to look after Hunter, she informs them that there is something wrong in their house and performs prayers, much to the chagrin of Daniel, who lets her go. He will subsequently regret this decision as more inexplicable and strange incidents occur, with Ali concluding, after a research, that their house may be possessed by a demonic entity. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In 2009 you demanded it. Nothing can prepare you for what's next. See more »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief violent material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Actividad paranormal 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,678,424, 24 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,752,907, 20 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,512,032, 20 January 2011
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The preview for this film was banned in some theaters for scaring teenagers and small children viewing PG-13 films. See more »

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(at around 39 mins) The movie is set in 2006, but during one of the earlier scenes before the 'Demon' attacks, the TV is seen in the background of the kitchen and the Dyson advert that was released in 2009 is clearly visible. See more »

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Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
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There is a three minute long deleted scene where the power goes out and Hunter disappears from the house, but is found crawling outside the house on the street. The family leaves in a hurry for the rest of the night; the final shots of the scene show the house the next morning, unoccupied and in complete disarray. In the kitchen, the pans are still moving. See more »

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A money maker and a money taker
24 October 2010 | by The-RemarSee all my reviews

This film just felt so forced. The story line intertwined with the first one which was not my problem, it was the prolonged build up which did not create tension but rather a dull bored thirst for some action. When the film finally did open up and all characters were aware of the demon it was a short lived sense of suspense.

The idea in itself of a demon in a house haunting a family with demonic references and not just a simple ghost story personally fascinates me. This film on the other hand did not, iv found youtube videos of hauntings "freakier" than this film. Over all i felt like this was a major let down. Whilst trying to fully appreciate the style of a real life film with a more sensible form of a haunting i really did feel bored for the majority of the film.

I would suggest to anyone out their who either is not scared easily or who is actually interested in cinematic quality to stay away from this film. A combination of house security tapes and hand held camera even with its particular style does not justify this film being cinema quality in my opinion. A waste of my £9.


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