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Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

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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

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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer for Paranormal Activity 2 used a lot of footage that didn't appear in the movie. This angered many fans, but the directors said "they had to" because of the storyline. See more »

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(at around 11 mins) At one point, Dan jokingly says he intends to "release the Kraken". This is a reference to the original Clash of the Titans, not the Clash of the Titans remake, and is therefore not an anachronism. 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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Nothing New Except For The Toddler
25 October 2010 | by 3xHCCHSee all my reviews

I do not know what is it that made Paranormal Activity such a big hit, that it even had a sequel (actually a prequel), which is now also a hit. The first movie was only mildly disturbing in its videocam style documentation of the strange goings-on in a suburban house. This second film follows in basically the same tread with almost no variation.

PA2 recounts the ghostly experience of a woman who is the sister of Katie (the wife in the first movie). She moves into a house in Carlsbad, California with her husband, stepdaughter, her own toddler son and their trusty dog. Because of a "break-in," they set up security cameras around the house, and that is where this "footage" comes from. These events supposedly occur 30 days before the death of Micah Sloat (the lead guy in the first movie).

While the first movie had the advantage of novelty, this second one really felt boring already with the very slow build up of action. However, do people really have time to wait for more than 50 minutes into a horror movie before anything that could be called "scary" happens? We get the same gimmicks like sudden bangs and pulling people which already happened in the first movie. I cannot think of anything really new here, except the presence of the toddler, which was tense. After all that nothing, the supposed "climactic" scene in the basement was terribly unintelligible.

This second movie ends by connecting to the first installment. However, the epilogue statement seems to hint at still another episode. I think this series has really taken its novelty effect to its full course. Enough already!


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