Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

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Critic Consensus: Paranormal Activity 2 doesn't cover any new ground, but its premise is still scary -- and in some respects, it's a better film than the original.


Movie Info

Spooky hauntings are once again the main course in this Paramount Pictures follow-up to Oren Peli's wildly successful supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity. Tod Williams directs from a script by Michael R. Perry.

Rating: R (for some language and brief violent material)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Perry, Oren Peli, Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, Tom Pabst
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2011
Box Office: $84.7M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


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as Daniel Rey

as Ali Rey

as Kristi Rey

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Critic Reviews for Paranormal Activity 2

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (28)

Like Oren Peli, who created the first film, director Tod Williams keeps the dialogue So-Cal dumb and colorless, which must be part of the scare plan but makes both these movies hard to sit through.

Full Review… | January 4, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This demon is more like a lousy roommate, turning the lights on, leaving the cabinets open and making loud noises in the kitchen while everybody's trying to sleep.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Paranormal Activity 2 is surprisingly boring, not scary and lazily made. This is hands down one of the worst horror movies that I've ever seen.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

It's the scariest movie in years.

Full Review… | February 15, 2013

To put it simply, if you've seen the first film, then you've seen this film. There's nothing new offered here, so there's not much of a point in bothering with it.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012
Examiner.com

While the meagre rationing of shocks is undoubtedly frustrating for the bulk of the movie, this allows the final act plenty of room to crank the fear factor up to 11.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

Audience Reviews for Paranormal Activity 2

½

A superior and scarier sequel - prequel actually - that serves best as an example of what the first film should have been but wasn't, given that, contrary to the silly sheet tricks of that one, we're offered this time a more interesting development of the paranormal activity.

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Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

The second movie, with better camera, budget, and story moves away from its primal roots while still managing to deliver scares greater than the first.

Nikhil N.
Nikhil Nandu

Super Reviewer

½

Longer and more complex, but not as scary as the first film, relying too much on the same tricks that just aren't as effective this time around.

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Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

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