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.

Director:

Tod Williams

Writers:

Michael R. Perry (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Bierend David Bierend ... Surveillance Camera Expert
Brian Boland ... Daniel Rey
Molly Ephraim ... Ali Rey
Katie Featherston ... Katie
Seth Ginsberg ... Brad
Sprague Grayden ... Kristi Rey
William Juan Prieto ... Hunter Rey
Jackson Xenia Prieto Jackson Xenia Prieto ... Hunter Rey
Micah Sloat ... Micah
Vivis Colombetti ... Martine (as Vivis)
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Storyline

Daniel Rey along with his wife, Kristi; daughter, Ali; toddler son, Hunter, and their dog, move to Carlsbad, California. A few days later their residence is broken into, however, nothing appears to be missing. In order to prevent re-occurrences, they install a number of security cameras that will record everything on a DVR. After they hire a Spanish-speaking nanny to look after Hunter, she informs them that there is something wrong in their house and performs prayers, much to the chagrin of Daniel, who lets her go. He will subsequently regret this decision as more inexplicable and strange incidents occur, with Ali concluding, after a research, that their house may be possessed by a demonic entity. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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In 2009 you demanded it. Nothing can prepare you for what's next. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief violent material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Brian De Palma, Akiva Goldsman and Kevin Greutert were all considered to direct. See more »

Goofs

During the first 17 nights or so, you can see two things that never change/move. A white cup in the kitchen in front of the fruit plate and the pillow arrangement on the sofa. Clearly a lot of different night scenes were shot in the same night. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kristi Rey: Welcome home, Hunter, this is your house. Gonna look out that window. There's your front door.
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Crazy Credits

Sound effects from the film play over the end credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a three minute long deleted scene where the power goes out and Hunter disappears from the house, but is found crawling outside the house on the street. The family leaves in a hurry for the rest of the night; the final shots of the scene show the house the next morning, unoccupied and in complete disarray. In the kitchen, the pans are still moving. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: La colina de las botas (2011) See more »

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Electrical Storm
Written by Bono
Performed by U2
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Dull
8 November 2011 | by ggjggjSee all my reviews

I had not seen the first one of these films and i will not be watching the third one that's for sure. Do yourselves a favour and skip the first 70 minutes of this movie; better still, do yourselves a bigger favour and don't even put in the DVD player in the first place. Unfortunately i have to write 10 lines to be able to post this review. I find it very hard indeed to write a 10 line review on this movie as it's just so dull and boring to watch. One thing i did notice is they say this cost £3 million to make it. Oh come on, this could have been made for the price of 3 cheap video cameras and the actors wages for one day. oh yes and the hiring of the acting dog, she was good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranormal Activity 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,678,424, 24 October 2010

Gross USA:

$84,752,907

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$177,512,032
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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