Paranormal Activity

What Happens When You Sleep?


Paranormal Activity
A young couple move into their new home. Soon, there are strange goings-on in the night, and the woman reveals to her boyfriend that this is the third time in her life that she has been plagued by such things. He decides to rig up a camera to record what is happening ... and thus the terror begins. The film borrows a lot from The Blair Witch Project in terms of handheld camera, off-camera horror and a viral marketing campaign. It was also made for less than US$ 20k.

86 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Detective/Mystery, Horror, Thriller.
I hate full moon.
I hate full moon.

Credits

Cast
Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Ashley Palmer, Amber Armstrong
Director
Oren Peli
ScreenplayOren Peli
EditingOren Peli
Sound formats
Made in2007
Produced byBlumhouse Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller, horror
LanguageModerate to strong, frequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceImplied, occassional, action off screen
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild and infrequent
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThemes in this movie are complex and deal with the paranormal. They could create a sense of insecurity in younger viewers and fighten them.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconScaring you right off your seat
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconParanormal Activity is so cheesy that it ought to come with a warning for the lactose intolerant.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconParanormal Activity is an ingenious little horror film, so well made it's truly scary, that arrives claiming it's the real thing.
18
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconOren Peli’s shoestring indie chiller Paranormal Activity is more profitably analyzed as a sly domestic farce about the consequences of negative energy.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconIt will fry your nerves and creep you out big time without spending a dime on obvious special effects.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconViewed as a communal experience, and with more laughs and appreciation of the staging of the scares than I had imagined, it's far more entertaining than truly unsettling and scary, but maybe that's just me.
13
Metacritic.com
24 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
167 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconUsing its low-budget effects and mockumentary method to great result, Paranormal Activity turns a simple haunted house story into 90 minutes of relentless suspense.
16

What the People say

Internet
27335 Netizens quote iconA Theatre Experience I'll Never Forget.
14

Average .. 68%

14

Trailer






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