1 hour, 21 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for some violence, language, brif sexuality and drug use Synopsis:
Katie Featherston ...
Sprague Grayden ...
Lauren Bittner ...
Chloe Csengery ...
Christopher Nicholas Smith ...
Jessica Tyler Brown ...
Brian Boland ...
Dustin Ingram ...
Mark Fredrichs ...
Starting with a quick prologue that dates back to 2005, Katie (Katie Featherston) drops a box
of old videotapes to be stored in the basement of the home of her sister Kristi (Sprague Grayden). What's on these tapes consists of shots of young Katie (the main character of Paranormal Activity) and Kristi (the main character of Paranormal Activity 2). The girls live with their mother Julie (Lauren
Bittner) and Julie's boyfriend Dennis (Christopher Nicholas
Smith). Kristi begins spending time with a sinister-sounding "imaginary
friend," Toby, and strange, terrifying things begin happening in the
house. Dennis starts to videotape everything, but is anyone really
prepared for the true horror behind it all?
This sequel, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (creators of the pseudo-documentary “Catfish”) continues the broken/mixed family dynamic of the previous
two films, but the characters here are more sharply drawn and more
sympathetic; this family has a more loving feel. The main drawback is
the plot. Still somewhat ambiguous, it tries to explain everything and
conclude the series. But that conclusion is a bit unsatisfying, more
like a whimper than a bang. Overall, though, the movie definitely
provides heart-exploding scares...tension, and more often than you might think, a few laughs.