After experiencing what they think are a series of "break-ins", a family sets up security cameras around their home, only to realize that the events unfolding before them are more sinister than they seem.
A young woman returns to Tokyo, following a car accident that fractured both of her legs. While her brother Koichi provides hospitality for Haruka, weird noises and events transpire in the house - leading to a more horrifying truth.
In 1988, in California, cinematographer Dennis moves to the house of his girlfriend Julie to raise a family with her daughters Katie and Kristi. Little Kristi has an imaginary friend named Toby while weird things happen in the house. Dennis decides to place cameras in the house to capture images during the night and soon he finds that there is an entity in the house. Dennis's friend Randy Rosen (Dustin Ingram) researches the events and learns that his house might be a coven of witches and the children may be in danger.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As with Paranormal Activity (2007) and Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paramount Studios once again utilized paranormal investigator/researcher, Christopher Chacon, who is recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on paranormal phenomena, to internationally promote and publicize this third installment. Chacon also works in the entertainment industry as a writer, director and producer. See more »
(at around 56 mins) Its shadow can be seen on Randy's back as Dennis follows him (with the camera) to the garage, after the Bloody Mary scene. See more »
[documenting behind the camera]
You'll be spending a lot of time in here. This is gonna be your room. There's some kind of animal being de-liced or something. Compression chamber, that's your crib. It's hermetically sealed. And this is your paint color. What color is that, hon?
Jamaica bay blue.
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During the end credits, sound effects from the film can be heard. See more »
Includes an unrated director's cut and "lost tapes" (Dennis' pranking Julie and a commercial of his video company.) See more »
Horror films/scary films - whatever you want to call them, are difficult to recommend because what might scare one person may not another. So this will either work for you or it won't, simple as that. Having seen many supposed scary films in my now 38 years, it can be difficult to genuinely scare an audience and yet the first in this series completely worked for me. I remember seeing The Entity when young and thinking at the time how relentless that was. Perhaps Paranormal Activity tapped into that and it did genuinely make me uncomfortable - in a good way. I found Part 2 to be quite tedious and that does exist here but I did genuinely find some moments unsettling enough to make it a worthwhile trip to the cinema. Maybe when there's children involved there is additional anxiety and the 2 young actresses here are believable. It seems that it takes every 10 years for some film to come out of nowhere to have an effect on an international audience so I can't wait for this pattern to come around again.
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