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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Katie Featherston
Micah Sloat
Directors
Tod Williams
Screenwriters
Running Time
90 minutes

Paranormal Activity 2
If only they’d gone to spectre savers


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Paranormal Activity 2

Plot
Katrina Rey and her husband Daniel – plus stepdaughter Ali, baby Hunter and a dog – are freaked out by a mystery break-in and instal spy cameras. Katrina worries that the subsequent haunting may be connected with childhood incidents involving her sister Katie, but Daniel is resolutely sceptical about any demonic manifestations.


Verdict
Given that this is the sort of project greenlit on the strength of the opening weekend numbers of the original rather than because the filmmakers had a burning desire to tell this story, it’s not a bad job. But only time – and next Halloween - will reveal it as a franchise killer like Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 or a springboard for a hardy series like Saw II.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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