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Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

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It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Featherston ... Katie
Kathryn Newton ... Alex
Matt Shively ... Ben
Aiden Lovekamp ... Wyatt
Brady Allen ... Robbie
Stephen Dunham ... Doug
Alexondra Lee ... Holly
Georgica Pettus Georgica Pettus ... Sarah
Alisha Boe ... Tara
Brendon Eggertsen Brendon Eggertsen ... Derek
Constance Esposito Constance Esposito ... Robbie's Mom's Friend
Ty Dawson ... Shadow Boy
Jonah Pasco Jonah Pasco ... Shadow Boy
Rightor Doyle ... Referee
Tamara Bersane Tamara Bersane ... Wyatt's Soccer Coach
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Storyline

The story takes place in 2011, five years after Katie killed her boyfriend Micah, sister Kristi, her husband Daniel; and took their baby, Hunter. Story focuses on Alex and her family experiencing weird stuff since the new neighbors moved in the town. Written by Shk1123

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violence/terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

19 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranormal Activity 4: Unrated Edition See more »

Filming Locations:

Henderson, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,003,866, 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$53,885,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,802,657
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brady Allen's character, Robbie, was named after Robbie Mannheim, a child that in 1959 was an alleged victim of an evil possession and he had an exorcism to save his life. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 22 mins) Towards the end of the film where the woman rushes towards Alex and Alex slams the door, she is clearly wearing a dark blue top just as the door slams, however as she smashes through the door with the left arm and upper body, she is now wearing a white top. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [after seeing Katie at the end of the hall] Please don't hurt me!
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Crazy Credits

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Alternate Versions

"The Recovered Files" includes virtually thirty minutes of unseen footage. See more »

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Purgatory Fluff and Fold
Written and Composed by Mark Binder
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User Reviews

Disappointingly par for the course
17 October 2012 | by valisrogueSee all my reviews

Franchise fatigue has definitely set in with this tedious fourth instalment.

After taking things off on a slightly different tangent with the previous film, the same writing/directing duo instead plump for the same old, same old - lots of nothing happening before LOUD NOISES! freak out the teenage girls in the audience and the less discerning horror moviegoers.

And, despite some spirited (ha!) performances, the lack of any real plot development leaves the mythology treading water and the series as a whole rather confused.

Ultimately, PA 4 is a step back and the textbook definition of 'diminished return'.


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