Paranormal Activity 4

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Overview

The Paranormal Activity film series continues with this fourth entry from Paramount Pictures and returning directors of the previous outing, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. This time, the cell phones and computer cameras are focused on a teenage girl Kathryn Newton whose family allow a young boy in their neighborhood named Robbie Brady Allen to stay with them while his mom is sick. Soon after, eerie things start happening in the household, some of which focus on the girl's younger brother Wyatt. As the bumps in ...
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Overview

The Paranormal Activity film series continues with this fourth entry from Paramount Pictures and returning directors of the previous outing, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. This time, the cell phones and computer cameras are focused on a teenage girl Kathryn Newton whose family allow a young boy in their neighborhood named Robbie Brady Allen to stay with them while his mom is sick. Soon after, eerie things start happening in the household, some of which focus on the girl's younger brother Wyatt. As the bumps in the night become more pronounced, the mysteries surrounding Robbie's family and the house across the street grow to the point where the only thing for the teen girl to do is investigate herself.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Talk to any jaded film fan who hasn't seen the Paranormal Activity movies and they'll probably dismiss them as cheaply made cash cows -- and while they may have a point, the series has managed to beef up its box-office numbers while expanding its mythology with each new installment. The third outing or technically the fourth if you count the canonical, Japan-set Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night brought witches into the mix, which turned the first two movies on their heads -- in a good way. And while Paranormal Activity 4 is a lesser film than its predecessors, it still delivers the shocking goods and ends with a frightening finale that promises much more to come. This time, the cell phones and computer cameras are focused on a teenage girl Kathryn Newton whose family allow a young boy in their neighborhood named Robbie Brady Allen to stay with them while his mom is sick. Soon after, eerie things start happening in the household, some of which focus on the girl's younger brother Wyatt. As the bumps in the night become more pronounced, the mysteries surrounding Robbie's family and the house across the street grow to the point where the only thing for the teen girl to do is investigate herself. The casting of the Paranormal franchise has always been quite good, and this one is no different. Newton is a strong lead, and the video chats that make up most of the film are far from irritating thanks to the chemistry between her and her boyfriend Matt Shively, who provides much of the picture's comic relief. One argument leveled against the series is that it recycles scares, although that isn't quite the case with this one. Not only do the filmmakers figure out a neat way to play with visuals thanks to the Xbox 360's "Kinect" feature, which fills rooms with tracking dots, but they have fun with an audience who are prepared for the same old tricks. Pacing issues prevent the film from firing on all cylinders. And once Shively disappears around the midway point, the movie loses its laughs -- which could have helped break up the monotony later on. Also, Allen's wooden performance is the one exception to the otherwise excellent casting. Still, Paranormal Activity 4 should please the majority of its audience, even if critically the film could be seen as much more lacking than what came before. And make sure to stay after the credits for a scene from a Latin spin-off of the series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/29/2013
  • UPC: 097363581345
  • Original Release: 2012
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Uncensored / EP
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 11,011

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathryn Newton
Katie Featherston Katie
Brady Allen Robbie
Stephen Dunham
Alexondra Lee
Matt Shively
Technical Credits
Henry Joost Director
Ariel Schulman Director
Jason Blum Producer
Chad Feehan Original Story
Akiva Goldsman Executive Producer
Christopher Landon Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Oren Peli Original Story, Producer
Gregory Plotkin Editor
Steven Schneider Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Paranormal Activity 4
1. Scene 1 [1:43]
2. Scene 2 [:34]
3. Scene 3 [1:09]
4. Scene 4 [7:54]
5. Scene 5 [:52]
6. Scene 6 [:34]
7. Scene 7 [2:53]
8. Scene 8 [8:56]
9. Scene 9 [:34]
11. Scene 11 [3:50]
10. Scene 10 [1:26]
12. Scene 12 [2:13]
13. Scene 13 [1:07]
14. Scene 14 [:34]
15. Scene 15 [4:45]
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Disc #1 -- Paranormal Activity 4
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

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    he first of this series was a classic. It had me freaking out at

    he first of this series was a classic. It had me freaking out at thump I heard in the night. The second was also outstanding. I watched the third but don't remember all of it. This, the fourth, was good enough that I'll go back and watch the third. It moves a little slowly at first. But there's a good twist towards the end and from that point on it's creepy. I hope the series keeps going. The ending made it seem like it would. 

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