Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

Director: Oren Peli Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs

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A haunted house makes no secret of the fact it's not pleased with its new tenants in this independent tale of supernatural horror. Katie (Katie Featherson) and Micah (Micah Sloat) are a twentysomething couple who've just moved into a new home in San Diego, CA. Katie has an interest in the paranormal and believes that malevolent spirits have been following her since childhood, though Micah is not so easily convinced. However, after several nights of loud noises and strange happenings, Micah starts to agree with Katie that some sort of ghost may have followed them to the new home. After a paranormal researcher tells the couple he can't help them, Micah decides to take control of the situation and sets up a battery of video cameras so that if a spirit manifests itself, he can capture its behavior on tape. Once the surveillance cameras are in place, Katie and Micah bring in a Ouija board in an effort to talk to the spirits, a move that deeply offends the ghosts. Paranormal Activity was the first feature film from writer and director Oren Peli.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/28/2009
UPC: 0097363536048
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:26:00
Sales rank: 7,278

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Disc #1 -- Paranormal Activity
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [:00]
3. Chapter 3 [:00]
4. Chapter 4 [:02]
5. Chapter 5 [:00]
6. Chapter 6 [:00]
7. Chapter 7 [:00]
8. Chapter 8 [:00]
9. Chapter 9 [8:28]
10. Chapter 10 [6:39]
11. Chapter 11 [7:56]
12. Chapter 12 [6:08]
13. Chapter 13 [3:09]

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Paranormal Activity 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Brittany_Johnson More than 1 year ago
I am probably the easiest person in the entire universe to scare. However, I am a sucker for horror films, I love them. There are various types of scary movies out now, but the scariest I have come across so far was Paranormal Activity. Nothing scares me more than a demon movie. This is the scariest film for me because of the fact that it is based on a true story and the way it ends. Paranormal Activity is about a couple that moves into this new home, Katie and Micah. Katie has an interest in the paranormal and believes that wicked spirits have been following her since childhood, although Micah does not believe her. However, after several nights of loud noises and strange happenings, Micah starts to agree with Katie that some sort of ghost have followed them to their new home. After a paranormal researcher tells the couple that he cannot help them, Micah decides to take control of the situation and sets up video cameras so that if a spirit reveals itself, he can capture its behavior on tape. They leave the cameras rolling while they sleep and record strange sounds and objects moving over several nights. Katie hires a psychic, who suggests the troubles aren't the work of a ghost but a demon. The incidents increase in intensity, including Katie sleepwalking during the night. But, it is not the house that is haunted. It is Katie. Katie is possessed by the entity and ends up killing Micah. She tossed him into the bedroom camera. Micah's body is later discovered by the police, but to this day, nobody knows where Katie is located. This horror film is based on a true story which makes this movie way more frightening. Katie in real life was actually possessed by a demon and she, in reality, kills her husband. This makes you wonder about a lot of things. Could this happen to me? Or could this happen to somebody I know? Why do these things happen to people? No one really knows the accurate answers. Everybody is entitled to their own opinions. But, just knowing that this could really happen leaves you with chill bumps. All through the movie, it gives you the dates that all these events happen on. One date even took place on my birthday. The day that I was celebrating my birth, Katie was being haunted by a demon. I couldn’t imagine this happening to a loved one or even myself. The ending was jaw-dropping. The way it finishes will leave you shocked and startled. Most scary movies have a happy ending and they defeat the enemy, but, not Paranormal Activity. Katie never does get the demon out of her and ends up killing her husband, Micah. She disappears and is never found. No one knows if she’s dead, alive, or what. The film doesn’t even tell you why it was Katie that was being tortured by the demon. Why did the demon choose her? Why not Micah? The ending only leaves you confused and terrified. All in all, being a horror film lover I would most definitely recommend Paranormal Activity. I wouldn’t so much recommend you watching this film by yourself or with the lights out. This movie will leave you at the edge of your seat. I literally slept with my lights on in my room for three days straight. I have seen a numerous amount of horror films but this is, by far, the most terrifying horror film I have ever seen. After all, it is based on a true story.
momof2girls2 More than 1 year ago
Not at all scary... Boring!!!!!
duggan30 More than 1 year ago
Paranormal Activity was one of my favorite horror movies. The first aspect of the movie i loved was the story itself. Just the thought of this sctually happening to me was horrifying. The actions of the actors were realistic. Another part of he movie I enjoyed was the home camera. It made for a prospective that made me feel like i was there. The non-perfection of the camera operators attributed to the realistic factor. What i most enjoyed about Paranormal Activity was that the movie was based on true events. Without a doubt, i would recommend anyone to see this movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parnormal Activity was a scary movie to me. Not only was it a true story but it made me think what if this was to happen to me. The different scence in the movie had me terrified. The one that caught my attention was at the end when the showed who's footstep's were in the powder. i would have never figured that it was the woman doing all of those thing,but she was pazest and didn't realize what she was doing.
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volvelva More than 1 year ago
I actually thought it was ery intrested and i really liked the suspense behind it and looking foward in watching the second one coming up on October 21st.I just wished it was real and not cheap actors.
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
this movie stinks just seriously stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JCWilkerson More than 1 year ago
Low budget indie films have been a good way for amateur filmmakers to break out for a long time. Kevin Smith broke out with a black and white movie made for $67,000 called Clerks; El Mariachi, made for only $7,000, turned Robert Rodriguez into a big name rebel director in the 90's. Horror is a harder medium to make it in the low budget arena. A field dominated by gory and effects driven movies these days, horror saw a megahit in 1999's Blair Witch Project. Made for only $11,000, Blair Witch Project has often been duplicated, but the success was never repeated. Here we are, 10 years later, and a new phenomenon has come around with Paranormal Activity, a movie that doesn't try to be Blair Witch, but exceeds expectations. Made also for only $11,000, Paranormal Activity has made a huge splash in the mainstream breaking records in the process (in it's first weekend it broke $7 million in only 200 theaters), but is it really worth all the fuss? After a series of "supernatural" events have happened in their house, Micah, decides to get a video camera to substantiate their claims of a haunting. Katie (who's engaged to be engaged to Micah) has had these supernatural events happen to her since she was 8, she wants them to stop, and while she's not entirely comfortable with Micah recording the events, she goes along with it. They meet with a psychic who feels they're dealing with a demon and suggests a demonologist to help them take care of their problem. Micah doesn't take it seriously, and believes they can get rid of their visitor without outside help. Despite Katie's warnings and worry, Micah keeps trying to provoke the entity. Tensions build, tempers flare, and the paranormal activity gets more intense till it finally reaches the breaking point. Originally bought by Paramount with the intention of owning the rights to remake the movie with a better budget and bigger names, Paranormal Activity fares better without the higher production values of a big budget film. Shot with one handheld camera and without a score, the movie feels completely real. The use of unknown actors also gives the film a more authentic feel, and it helps that they don't really feel like they're acting as well. As each day unfolds, we find ourselves prisoners in the house, which adds to the claustrophobic feel of the movie. We learn every nook and cranny of the house, so we notice the moving shadows, and the changes that occur all the more later on in the film. All in all, Paranormal Activity is a very well done horror film, stripping away many of the conventions we see in horror film, relying on real scares rather than gore or music cues to instill a sense of tension and fear in the audience. I highly recommend seeing this in theaters if you have the opportunity, the atmosphere of seeing this with others really helps with adding fear to the proceedings as large groups intensify the feeling among those in the group. For those of you planning on taking the children, there is foul language, but on top of that the film does start off slowly and the more nuanced scenes may be lost on a younger audience. Definitely give this film as a chance as it is worth the hype, even if only for the last scene of the movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is the best horror movie ever it is scary do not watch at night time i repet do not watch at night time cuz it was nerve wraking
Violin_Song More than 1 year ago
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-something 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, shaken by an experience with the supernatural when her childhood 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 when Micah attempts to contact the spirit through a ouija board, their circumstances spiral 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 demonic encounters. Featherston's expression culminates as the only portion of the film evoking an understanding of the film's events, if not outright belief.
Sapph0 More than 1 year ago
This movie wasn't horrible, but it wasn't great. I really don't understand why the people that were shown in TV spots, screaming in the theaters due to the film, were as 'frightened' as they were. Yes, this movie has its moments, but overall it's just an average home movie (which, by the way, was a form of making this film that I enjoyed) where in the end some tragic events take place. It's creepy, but the moment comes and goes. The best part of the film happened 10 minutes before it ended.
CarrieDPA More than 1 year ago
If you liked "Blair Witch Project" (which stunk to high heavens) you will like this horrid film simply because it was the same movie but in a house and not the woods. The only thing missing was a dripping nose close-up and the famous line "I'm so scared." PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS MOVIE... Spend the cash on something good like the book "The Child Thief" by BROM...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatest horror movie of the decade. A must watch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently watched this movie expecting it to be really scary because of the previews i had seen on television. Well i was very disapointed, i was not scared once during the entire movie. the movie is mostly during day time when nothing ever happens. So basically 50 minutes of the movie are just talking.
DingyDongDong More than 1 year ago
It Great
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