Paranormal Activity (2009)

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Paranormal Activity Release Date
September 25, 2009
Paranormal Activity Synopsis

After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.




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Paranormal Activity Credits
Starring: Amber Armstrong, Michael Bayouth, Katie Featherston, Mark Fredrichs, Randy McDowell, Ashley Palmer, Tim Piper, Micah Sloat
Directed by: Oren Peli
Produced by: Jason Blum, Oren Peli, Steven Schneider
Length: 99 min
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: DreamWorks SKG
Release Date:  September 25, 2009
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