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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.

Director:

Tod Williams

Writers:

Michael R. Perry (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

Goofs

(at around 22 mins) When Martine runs from the kitchen to get Hunter, we see a cutting board with knives and some cut vegetables on the kitchen island. When she's walking around the kitchen with her smoking smudge stick, the cutting board and it's contents are gone. Then she leaves the kitchen with the smudge stick and goes to the foyer. Then the owners come home. When the camera angle switches back to where the kitchen is in the background, the cutting board is there again. As they all walk further into the house and the kitchen, the cutting board is still there in plain view. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
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Crazy Credits

Sound effects from the film play over the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

An Unrated Director's Cut on Blu-ray/DVD Combo with six extra minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cinematic Excrement: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2012) See more »

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Electrical Storm
Written by Bono
Performed by U2
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Sequel prequel with more paranormal exposition.
3 March 2011 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

A couple become increasingly disturbed by Paranormal Activity in their home that maybe linked to their an infant son. His teenage half-sister against their father wish tries to uncover the truth.

This sequel /prequel contains some quality direction by Tod Williams who takes over the reigns for this instalment. With the usage of static security camera's and some thought out camera work it gives P2 a slight edged and a grander film quality over it's predecessor. However, the jump out sound moments aside the sound effects and design appear less creepy this time around.

The whole cast are fantastic. The acting is plausible and natural by the leads, notably Molly Ephraim who plays the inquisitive everyday daughter and Vivis Cortez as the 'help'. Those with young children and pets will be left a little more disturbed by this follow up and fans of the first will be pleased by Katie and Micah's return.

Sadly, for the most part its purpose is to build up to a big scare at the end. Again it's simply another story told through the eyes of a camera lenses and the writers inject some unnecessary connections and exposition to the goings on which takes away some of the mysteries random edge.

It's nearly 15 years since the 'The Blair Witch Project' used the camera point of view and while Paranormal Activity 2 looks better than the first it goes over the same old formula.

If you enjoyed and were scared by 1st you'll be blown away by Paranormal Activity 2. Yet, old school haunted house fans maybe left less chilled and thrilled.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$84,752,907

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,512,032
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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