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The Paranormal Activity franchise continues with this third outing from Paramount Pictures. Oren Peli and Jason Blum return to produce the highly secretive feature, with Catfish's directing duo of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman taking on the helming duties. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Joost and Schulman sustain a consistent sense of dread, playing with our own fears of things that go bump in the night."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"The shtick movie "Paranormal Activity 3" is the horror equivalent of vaudeville comedy: a little patter, a little pie in the face, repeat."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"The latest installment isn't quite as terrifying as the second, but it's still extremely creepy and engrossing and everything you'd want in a 21st-century nightmare maker."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A couple of hair-raising moments, a couple of legitimate jolts and some funny cheap ones."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"There really just aren't any scares to be had here. Even people who normally find themselves scared at the smallest "boo" will find themselves drifting off less than halfway through the film."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"If you haven't seen the first two movies, why are you watching this? And if you have seen the first two movies, why do you need to watch this?"
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"This third Paranormal is a prequel that occasionally goes off the rails but also offers more laughs and somewhat more character development than the previous installments."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"I just spent the whole movie covering my eyes, opening them right before what I knew was going to happen happened ... and then shutting them again and curling up. These movies, man. They get me every time."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Drips with tension, horror, and building suspense that explodes in to a mind blowing finale that you'll not soon forget."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Paranormal Activity 3 delivers, and does it without gore or "look at me!" special effects."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"Series creator Oren Peli and his conscripts have managed to do it again, but you have to wonder how far they can continue to push this found-footage angle."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"It ... brings fake-out jolts and humor into play."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Sustaining horror is what the Paranormal Activity movies are all about and in that sense, part 3 doesn't disappoint."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"Paranormal Activity 3 doesn't reinvent the series' wheel but it definitely refines an already effective format."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"In the moments that count, those silent wolf-hour compositions of gathering dread, the franchise has earned a place of pride in horror history."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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