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Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

R | | Horror | 21 October 2011 (USA)
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In 1988, young sisters Katie and Kristi befriend an invisible entity who resides in their home.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julie
... Dennis (as Chris Smith)
... Katie
... Kristi (as Jessica Brown)
... Grandma Lois
... Randy Rosen
... Lisa
... Adult Katie
... Daniel
... Adult Kristi
William Juan Prieto ... Hunter (as William Prieto)
Jackson Xenia Prieto ... Hunter (as Jackson Prieto)
Paitoon Cheng ... Ida
Eddie Medrano ... Party Magician
... Crying Bridesmaid
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Storyline

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

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Rated R for some violence, language, brief sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 October 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Actividad paranormal 3  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,568,183, 23 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$104,007,828, 1 January 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,039,844, 11 November 2012
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Dennis is talking to Kristi after watching the first night's tape, she says, "He's my friend," but it doesn't match the movement of her lips. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Daniel: [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?
Adult Kristi: Jamaica bay blue.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Soundtracks

Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Written by Jack Dolgen (as Jack Selig Dolgen)
Performed by Josh Koenigsberg, Henry Joost & Jack Dolgen (as Jack Selig Dolgen)
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If you enjoyed the first two, you will enjoy this
30 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

As I said in the title, if you enjoyed the first two films, this is well worth seeing. Yes it does re-hash some concepts from the previous two, yes there are some laughs, you may be left with some un-answered questions, and yes, a lot of the scenes from the trailer aren't in the actual film.

But you know what, if you want to see a masterpiece in inventive horror, watch a DVD of The Exorcist. If you want to watch something that will scare the crap out you psychologically, watch The Ring or The Shining. This film is exactly what it says on the tin, the third installment of a pretty decent series of films.

So some of the frights have been used before, they still made my heart skip a beat when they were on a big screen. And the scenes from the trailer weren't in the film itself, so what, the scenes that made up the film itself were done well. I'm guessing if you're still reading you're a fan of the first two films, if that is the case, ignore the iffy reviews and go see.

If you want to be anal about trailer scenes, plot holes and "what is the answer" questions, wait for the DVD.


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