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While the jolts and thrills are undeniably subject to the diminishing returns that plague most horror sequels, Paranormal Activity 3 is a surprisingly spine-tingling treat. Read critic reviews

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In 1988 sisters Katie (Chloe Csengery) and Kristi (Jessica Tyler Brown) seem to be enjoying a normal, happy childhood at home. But when strange things start going bump in the night, their father, a wedding videographer, decides to use his cameras to discover the source, especially since Kristi appears to having conversations with an imaginary friend. While the cameras do indeed reveal a flurry of supernatural occurrences, the family is unprepared for the terror that awaits.

Cast & Crew

Mark Fredrichs
Dr. Fredrichs
Brian Boland
Daniel Rey
Jessica Tyler Brown
Young Kristi Rey
Oren Peli
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Steven Schneider
Executive Producer
Akiva Goldsman
Executive Producer
Magdelena Gorka
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Jennifer Spence
Production Design
Kelly Berry
Set Decoration
Leah Butler
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Terri Taylor
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Critic Reviews for Paranormal Activity 3

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  • Apr 06, 2015
    Paranormal Activity could very well be the only horror franchise worth watching that's new to our screens in the past decade. It can't be denied that each film does borrow somewhat from the last and for some the repeated tirade of CCTV-like footage displaying apparitions, slamming doors and distant wailing could get insufferable really fast, I personally found Paranormal Activity 3 to be far stronger than 2 and on par with 1. The last twenty minutes of the film are really quite something and express promising talent and unforgetable jolts. In Paranormal Activity 3 it is what's suggested that is much scarier than what is seen.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 06, 2014
    It would have been a better film had it not been made as "Found Footage," because there is real ingenuity in the way this prequel scares its audience and expands on the mythology, but the drawbacks to this style, such as long drawn out periods of nothing happening and limited perspectives, are now at their most evident.
    Edward B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 02, 2013
    The same, tired tricks are used, but these do not take away from the film's ability to engage. It is in fact more involved than its predecessors, and delivers just as many, if not more, scares. The acting, in typical Paranormal Activity fashion, is raw and believable. The found-footage genre may be overused at this point, but it works well in this film, and helps create the required suspense. The plot twist was completely unexpected and brilliantly developed. This film is a heart-pounding, entertaining chapter with more thrills and chills than most horror films in recent memory.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2012
    Along with the the original movie, this is one of the better Paranormal Activity movies. That isn't to say it's great, but it makes for a relatively entertaining, if gimmicky and poorly written, scary movie. Don't expect to see any of the scenes from the trailer though; very few of them are actually in the movie.
    Joey S Super Reviewer

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