Paranormal Activity

Release Date: September 25th, 2009

DVD Release Date: December 28th, 2009

R |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.

Cast: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Amber Armstrong, Mark Fredrichs, Ashley Palmer, Crystal Cartwright, Randy McDowell, James Piper

Director: Oren Peli

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Blumhouse

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Fall, 2000s, Dark, Mystery, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    "Paranormal" ultimately does deliver in a way that "Blair Witch" never did, but its achingly slow buildup is a test not just of an audience's patience but the power of hype surrounding the latest alternative scary movie. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    With a $15,000 budget too puny to empty a petty-cash drawer, the no-frills Paranormal Activity comes packed with thrills. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    An ingenious little horror film, so well made it's truly scary. show more

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