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In 1988, in California, cinematographer Dennis moves to the house of his girlfriend Julie to raise a family with her daughters Katie and Kristi. Little Kristi has an imaginary friend named Toby while weird things happen in the house. Dennis decides to place cameras in the house to capture images during the night and soon he finds that there is an entity in the house. Dennis's friend Randy Rosen (Dustin Ingram) researches the events and learns that his house might be a coven of witches and the children may be in danger.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The camera seen on screen during most of the film is actually a tiny Hi-Def camera hidden inside the body of a VHS camcorder; for the first few weeks of shooting Smith did not have a viewfinder to see what his footage would look like. "So what they had to do was they built, or they put in a screen, a little monitor in the viewfinder that was transmitting the video that it was recording in the body of this old VHS tape into this monitor. So I was basically watching a little monitor in the viewfinder. And it was like, week six when they figured that out." See more »
(at around 32 mins) When Dennis receives a couple books from Randy (who's also operating the camera); the beginning of the shot shows Randy filming his reflection on one of the TV's; but it's clearly another person filming the shot, the guy's shirt is white and his face doesn't belong to that of Randy. See more »
[documenting behind the camera]
You'll be spending a lot of time in here. This is gonna be your room. There's some kind of animal being de-liced or something. Compression chamber, that's your crib. It's hermetically sealed. And this is your paint color. What color is that, hon?
Jamaica bay blue.
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In the middle of the closing credits, in keeping with the 1988 period of the film, the Paramount logo that was used circa 1988 is shown. See more »
Includes an unrated director's cut and "lost tapes" (Dennis' pranking Julie and a commercial of his video company.) See more »
In 1988, in California, the cinematographer Dennis (Chris Smith) moves to the house of his girlfriend Julie (Lauren Bittner) to raise a family with her daughters Katie ( Chloe Csengery) and Kristi (Jessica Brown). The little Kristi has an imaginary friend named Toby while weird things happen in the house. Dennis decides to place cameras in the round to capture images during the night and soon he finds that there is an entity in the house. Dennis's friend Randy Rosen (Dustin Ingram) researches the events and learns that his house might be a coven of witches and the children may be in danger.
"Paranormal Activity 3" is a horror movie with a senseless story. I am not fan of this franchise and the camera "à la Blair Witch Project" is irritating. However the special effects are really scary and startle the viewer along the film. The story never explains who Toby is and the conclusion is a sort of rip-off of "Rosemary's Baby" does not make any sense and spoils the movie. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Atividade Paranormal 3" ("Paranormal Actiivity 3")
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