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2.8
3,196 Ratings

Paranormal Activity

Directed by Oren Peli
United States, 2007
Horror, Mystery

Synopsis

A young couple move into a regular suburban home in San Diego. They become increasingly bothered by a demonic presence in the house. Mostly active in the middle of the night, they decide to film events as they unfold.

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Paranormal Activity Directed by Oren Peli

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best First Feature

Fright Meter Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Actress

Empire Awards

2010 | Nominee: Best Horror

Critics reviews

It was effortless, it was cheap, and it created a new generation of active viewers, scanning the still frame for the subtlest disturbance and craning their necks towards the speakers to hear the slightest hint of a boo!, craving scares and jumps yet content to wait for the payoff as they slowly realized that the atmosphere of a room pregnant with anticipation… was the whole point. It was a simple trick, but so primally powerful that it all but ended the reign of the [Saw films].
October 22, 2012
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