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Paranormal Activity 2 Reviews

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August 26, 2015
Earns some really nice chills, especially once we hit the big finale.
February 15, 2013
It's the scariest movie in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 14, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2011
The scares in Paranormal Activity 2 aren't as frequent or always as well built as the original film's, but those that exist are still pretty effective.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 27, 2011
I enjoyed Paranormal Activity 2 and I'd recommend it even if you weren't a fan of the first.
January 27, 2011
I anxiously await the third leg in the series.
December 8, 2010
Revealing more of the mystery reduces the scare factor but ups the intrigue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
November 29, 2010
PA2 actually isn't that frightening, but it complicates the questions of documentation, memory, and history in ways that make any possible answers at least a little unnerving.
November 16, 2010
It isn't as tense as the first film, and sometimes you do wish it was as simple as its predecessor. But it's certainly a must-see horror sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2010
It's very effective and intense, creating tension with small things like an open door or a spinning mobile over a child's crib.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2010
The inevitable sequel to Oren Peli's $15,000 sleeper is actually a prequel, and it's a sharp little piece of genre filmmaking.
November 3, 2010
...reaffirms familiar scare tactics...taps into a certain kind of eeriness implicit in the threat to suburban domesticity, which was precisely what made "Poltergeist" so frightening back in the day.
October 31, 2010
If Paranormal Activity's domestic brand of spookiness worked on you the first time, you will find a lot to like in this sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 31, 2010
Anyone watching Paranormal Activity 2 closely enough will see that the transitions between different cameras in the film isn't motivated by any internal logic but rather a narrative one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2010
This excellent prequel once again proves that in a horror movie, often the less you see, the more intense the story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 29, 2010
The level of restraint on display here is phenomenal, the tension ratcheting up in spades as we got nearer and nearer the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 28, 2010
A surprisingly effective follow-up that replicates the creeping dread of the first film and deftly builds on the original storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2010
A nifty prequel to a nifty original, albeit one which depends for its impact on our once-bitten, twice-shy inklings of what's in store.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2010
For those able to roll with its slow-burn suggestiveness, this superior installment inspires a not-especially-pleasant, Pavlovian level of twitch response that few horror franchises can muster.
October 25, 2010
can't quite evoke the escalating dread and moments of sheer terror that Peli orchestrated so maliciously in the original film, but it still delivers more than its share of tension and scares
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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