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.
A young woman returns to Tokyo, following a car accident that fractured both of her legs. While her brother Koichi provides hospitality for Haruka, weird noises and events transpire in the house - leading to a more horrifying truth.
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
According to Schulman and Joost, the demon in the film, Toby, was named after the assistant director's dog and the writer's neighbor's dog. See more »
(at around 31 mins) In the Director's Cut on Night #7, when Dennis goes to get the camera after hearing noises, the time on the camcorder says it's near 3:43am. Albeit in the next shot when he has the camera, the time still says 3:42am (this was probably an error by the editor). 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 »
Another successful entry into a very creepy and well-made horror series
I was a big fan of the original PA. I loved it. On rewatches its effect has lessened, but I still remember the impact it had on me. The sequel I liked it a lot too, although it wasn't as creepy as the first I liked that it didn't over-do things like most horror sequels do. It worked in different ways than he original. Paranormal Activity 3 is more like the original than the sequel was.
Like the sequel, I am impressed how much this series still has going for it. Like the sequel it also doesn't overdo things but it does manage to still build up nicely. I wouldn't say that this is a great film, but I do want to say that it continues the success of this series. I like how they continue to build on the main story.
So I do recommend it for fans of the first two... maybe even if you liked the first but not the 2nd. I actually still kinda prefer the 2nd over this for now.
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