Paranormal Activity 2 2010

Paranormal Activity 2

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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.

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When the Reys move into their new Southern California home, little do they realize that the house is already occupied. After coming home one day to find the house in disarray -- but with no signs of forced entry or robbery -- they install a video surveillance system to catch the perpetrators. But nothing prepares them for what happens next.

Cast & Crew

Brian Boland
Daniel Rey
Vivis
Martine
William Prieto
Hunter
Jackson Prieto
Hunter
Tom Pabst
Screenwriter
Oren Peli
Producer
Steven Schneider
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Akiva Goldsman
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Michael Simmonds
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Jennifer Spence
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Critic Reviews for Paranormal Activity 2

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Audience Reviews for Paranormal Activity 2

  • Jan 06, 2014
    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.
    Edward B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2013
    Just like the first it's slow and not allot happens until the last 20 minutes, But there was a few more jumps on the way, Choosing to make it a prequel paid off, But most of the time we find ourselves watching security cameras hoping for something to happen then being let down.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2013
    I would recommend this. I dont think this Piece should be compared with "The Blair Witch Project."
    Wahida K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2012
    [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Paranormal Activity 2 is as boring, stupid and unimaginative as it's clueless horror movie body count of characters. It goes in a completely different direction to the original film, which I actually never found scary in the first place. Where as the original film made you care about the characters and had an eery atmosphere that didn't affect me but really got to some people on a psychological level, this lazily structured cash-in prefers to sit around doing nothing and then occasionally go "bang!". That's how lazy it is, this is a disgrace to horror and brings a bad name to the whole genre. Even though it fails on each level in following the formula of the first one it embarssingly does it even worse. It's constantly reminding us that it's based on true events but it never maintains any sense of realism because of the bad acting and the incredibly annoying cardboard cut out characters. It features a dog and a baby, that's all that's new. When all else fails it desperately succumbs to making us sympathise rather than cower behind our seats. Having said that it's clearly a film that has such contempt for it's audience that it doesn't care about making anything work, other than constructing a very slight likeness to the original. Which then just makes it incredibly predictable and then consequently, it's never scary, at all. I watched it in the dark, alone, and I never even flinched. It's one of those film's just dripping of the exact definition, of the saddest, most badly structured cash cow's, that really makes you think that Hollywood is running completely dry of ideas. And also that studios churning out horror movies have to take an admirable film festival creation, namely, the first Paranormal Activity, and then turn it into another lackluster franchise product churned off of the mainstream horror production line. It stands next to The Posession, The Saw sequels, Insidious and The Devil Inside in proving that horror isn't as scary as it used to be, and that everyone who's scared of this drivel and it's companions and actually pays to see it is probably an emotionally fragile wimp.
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