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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$53,921,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,838,957
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 24 mins) WILHELM SCREAM: Doug is watching an action movie on TV. Automatic gunfire can be heard, followed by the Wilhelm scream. See more »

Goofs

The frog-shaped air purifier in Wyatt and Robbie's room continually disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

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

The Unrated version incorporates an extra 10 minutes to the film as well as an alternate Trick-or-Treat opening. See more »


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Alien Abduction
Written by Harry Bluestone and Emil Cadkin
Courtesy of APM Music
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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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