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Paranormal Activity
43 % by 11 users
(2009)

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Runtime:
1:26
Released:
September 25, 2009

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What a Hilarious Movie!

Reviewed by StarsandtheMoon

This movie frightened my jaded brother, but it didn't do it for me! I was actually cracking up in the theater, and the people around me were looking at me with frightened faces. I did in fact enjoy it, and it is probably a lot less stupid than the other three movies, but it still failed to really scare me. At times, when that demon girl or whatever it was popped out, it did give me a scare, but that was it. Everything else, including the effortless acting, was terrible.

Paranormal Activity was a failed attempt in my opinion, of a horror movie, and I wish luck to those actors and actresses in getting jobs in future productions. This movie was, as I said before, a bit funny, but it would have been different if it was supposed to be a parody of "ghosts" and "demons".

Lastly, I advise those of you who get frightened easily to go rent it on a digital device, and watch it with a friend, but for those of you who are rarely scared, I'd pass if I were you.

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What the....

Reviewed by Malkavian

and yeah..i haven't missed that 2 seconds 'final' in the end of the movie lol...all the movie was so boring that i had to force myself watch it from begining to end. Was it scary ? NO , oh well except that 2 seconds i mentioned before. It looks like a home work of Blair Witch part 1 film makers wannabes. I could make scarier movie myself alone just by sitting in toilet with my home camera and recording all around me

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Not bad

Reviewed by SamMovieMan

it keeps you at the edge of your seat waiting for a scare.

This maybe not scary whilst watching it but when your lying in bed you think about it and freak out over the tinniest creak or wind blowing on the window.

overall, good movie is say RENT

3* :)

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AHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Reviewed by tmbowe

This movie is scary, but OMG! Its Freaking amazing!!!!! You have to see it!

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Paranormal Activity

Reviewed by Rater

This movie was the only movie that scared me during day time. The pop-up moments were very intense, and the whole story would scare anyone. I don't recommend this movie to people that gets scared easily, or doesn't like horror movies about demons. It was suprising to find out that this movie was a low budget film. The movie was so well done! I viewed this movie during the evening, and I was scared. Never before have I been scared from a movie during the evening. Never. Thats proves something. All together, this movie has a very negative theme, and has a very terrifying series of events. Don't recommend this movie for any kids, only adults.

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Not bad!

Reviewed by sillywilly

This film was way better then I thought it would be. It was very intense in some parts and I wouldn't recommend it to people who get easily scared.

Is it scary? YES! This movie kept me up for the whole night.

The acting was great. The characters were very smart.

The one thing I don't like in this movie is that they both died in the end.

I am proud to say that this is the scariest movie of 2009

I look forward to the sequel.

OVERALL: 8.2/10

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Not bad

Reviewed by brennan

Let me start off by saying if you have ever had some kind of paranormal things happen to you this movie well off set you because it is very ture on how things like this happen signs and what can happen. On another note it was very enjoyable very creepy feel to it exspeacialy if you belive in this kind of stuff such as i do. On that note the ending was very desiponting the hole movie was great intell the ending now iv only seen the ending that was in theaters but iv heard how the other 2 endings are and they still sound desiponiting but all in all it was a good movie so i give it a 6.

PS. BOO

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Paranormal Activity

Reviewed by mementomori

Put a camera in a bedroom for three-quarters of a homemade film and there's plenty of "extra-curricular activity" to keep viewers on edge. However, in the case of this low-budget mokumentary by Israeli-born newcomer, Oren Peli, the only activity we're supposed to see - and believe for that matter - is the paranormal sort. Katie Featherston and Micah Sloater, a twenty-somethin couple from San Diego, conduct an investigation into the strange goings-on in their suburban style home. Micah is the film's trademark skeptic enjoying the humor of playing ghost-hunter, while Katie is the ever-cautious female lead, who had some experience with the supernatural when her child-hood home mysteriously burned down. Years later, she is hounded by a malevolent spector, which prompts Micah to gain evidence of the haunting on tape. The couple go so far as to consult a dubious psychic, but it is the introduction of a ouija board that launches the film towards a terrifying, sinister peak.


Paranormal Activity thrives on the power of suggestion. Footfalls in the dark, demonic voices on audio, and the occasional spontaeous door-slamming mimic the usual predecessors to the heart-stopping mainstream horror of a Hollywood blockbuster. On the other hand, the scenes that pit viewers with the tangible side of terror succeed only in stealing from the film's raw presentation of a genuine haunting. As a result, a midnight mad struggle down a hallway is immersed in hopeless cliche and likable to comic relief.


Nevertheless, the chemistry between the characters is decidedly credible, though the lack of interaction with the world outside their home makes them less like the every-day individuals viewers are supposed to relate to. Regardless, Peli casts his lead roles in a rare and praise-worthy style. Many classic films of the haunted-house genre (The Amityville Horror, The Shining, and The Changeling to name a few) feature a male character corrupted by a spirit (or spirits) which eventually drives them to the brink of insanity. Peli, however, goes down the same path as William Friedkin in the 1973 smash hit The Exorcist. Do not be mistaken - Katie Featherston is no Regan MacNeil, but her performance relishes in the tender side of the emotional trauma associated with supernatural encounters. Featherston's expression comes together as the only portion of the film evoking an understanding of the film's events, if not outright belief.

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Paranormal Activity

Reviewed by Sixkids412

This movie is a MUST SEE for any scary movie lover. It was very well done from the lack of opening credits to the end, once again no credits. This was not the scariest movie I've ever seen, but definitley the creepiest. Chills ran up my back more times than I can count, and I had to remind myself multiple times it was just a movie. It was money well spent and I recommend it to any suspense, creepy or scary movie lover. Enjoy.

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Paranormal Activity

Reviewed by boricua2879

Worst horror movie, none of it was scary. I actually laughed more than anything. It looked so fake it was ridiculous, at the end of the movie I wanted my money back. I love horror movies there my favorite, but that was not a horror movie. Do Not Waste Your Time Seeing This Movie!!!!!!

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