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Paranormal Activity 2: Double Play (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: David Bierend, Brian Boland & Molly Ephraim

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Better than expected

| | See all RJNeb2's reviews (645)

A surprisingly effective sequel to the 2009 horror hit, this is actually a prequel that rather satisfyingly leads into the events of the first movie and then bookends it. This time, it's set in the home of an affluent family, complete with dog and new baby, who find that they're not the only ones living in their house. The CCTV style works well as there's a static quality to the footage that makes us search out for any disturbances just outside the frame. And we get them. Plenty of them. And very satisfying it is too in a make-you-jump way.

  Watch it in the dark with the sound up!

| | See all Jimbob071985's reviews (2)

if you liked the first one then you'll like this. Just make sure you turn the sound right up and the lights right off to get the full horrific experience. It's got some great jumps and tense moments. Anyone who says that this film is not scary are lying, or they watched it in the day on mute!

  Huge let down

| | See all Bart70's reviews (1)

I only gave it 2 stars for the tie in to the first film. We spent most of this film yawning. It's no where near the first one and as for the "your never sleep again" I slept through most of this film. I wasted my money on this film, wished I'd rented it first.

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  DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE!

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To appreciate this quick off the mark sequel to the 2009 no budget global smash, you have to have liked the original. This is a prequel that sets about the story that leads up to the 2009 movie.
For the first hour it's more of the same, as this time we are introduced to a new family who are about to welcome their new born son home. As you would expect we are treated to the usual noises of foot steps, unexplained drafts and a strange break in where the intruders steal nothing, leading up to the family fitting of six CCTV around the house.
Then sixty five minutes into the movie we are treated to the first shock, that somehow I somehow managed to tip a glass of red wine over my new top!
For the remaining thirty minutes we are then treated to some brilliantly executed jolts that even manages to out-do the now famous bed drag from the original.
All this leads to a unexpected ending that follows on from the aftermath of the 2009 movie that will no doubt lead to a part three.
Paranormal Activity 2 is better than I expected, but not quite as good as I dare hope, as it is more of the same, but with so may good scares it is a very worthy sequel.
see if you liked.
Paranormal Activity.
The Last Exorcism.
The Blair With project.
REC.
REC2
Quarantine.
Cloverfield.

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  DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE!

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To appreciate this quick off the mark sequel to the 2009 no budget global smash, you have to have liked the original. This is a prequel that sets about the story that leads up to the 2009 movie.
For the first hour it's more of the same, as this time we are introduced to a new family who are about to welcome their new born son home. As you would expect we are treated to the usual noises of foot steps, unexplained drafts and a strange break in where the intruders steal nothing, leading up to the family fitting of six CCTV around the house.
Then sixty five minutes into the movie we are treated to the first shock, that somehow I somehow managed to tip a glass of red wine over my new top!
For the remaining thirty minutes we are then treated to some brilliantly executed jolts that even manages to out-do the now famous bed drag from the original.
All this leads to a unexpected ending that follows on from the aftermath of the 2009 movie that will no doubt lead to a part three.
Paranormal Activity 2 is better than I expected, but not quite as good as I dare hope, as it is more of the same, but with so may good scares it is a very worthy sequel.
see if you liked.
Paranormal Activity.
The Last Exorcism.
The Blair With project.
REC.
REC2
Quarantine.
Cloverfield.

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  Paranormal Activity 2

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If Oren Peli's acclaimed low budget Horror shocker scared you last time then chances are that Tod Williams' sequel will scare you again. On the face of it PA2 is tut tut sequel rubbish but don't judge by appearence and watch the film and you may just find quite the contrary. This is a well written, reasonably scary little sequel, in which the flaws of the first film (namely the lack of activity on occasions) are corrected. The characters are more likeable and real, Katie and Micah were not terrible people last time but some of their decisions were a bit puzzling. The tension is maintained very well and with more happening and bigger more impressive payoffs. The security camera footage makes it all feel more real and approriate witrh some brilliant multiple shots almost playing out like a real life poltergeist youtube video. The plot is actually better written with a direction and the film as a whole is better than the last one, shockingly. Still leave well alone if you were unimpressed last time round because in terms of scare tactics and devices little has changed.

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  ok , and funny

| | See all joswindvdltd's reviews (2)

the story line to this film is very good and connects well with the first film, how ever when i went to the cinema to see this one compared to the first i just could help but laugh, there are more funny parts then scary, this film made me jump once but the part was not scary........

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  very good

| | See all baytree1's reviews (3)

if you liked the original, you will love this. i thought it was very cleverly done. the endind was fantastic, and scarey in parts. only bad point was took a while to get going :-)

  ok ish better than first

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this film i went to see with my girlfriend, she thought it was really scary, she came out of the cinema shaking, me, i thought it was ok iam a really big horror movie fan especially this kind of horror but i dont really like paranormal activity, the first 1 was awful but this 1 was ok