Paranormal Activity 3
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 21, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the jolts and thrills are undeniably subject to the diminishing returns that plague most horror sequels, Paranormal Activity 3 is a surprisingly spine-tingling treat.

Adam Graham
Detroit News

Joost and Schulman sustain a consistent sense of dread, playing with our own fears of things that go bump in the night.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The shtick movie "Paranormal Activity 3" is the horror equivalent of vaudeville comedy: a little patter, a little pie in the face, repeat.

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Scott Weinberg

A few surprisingly effective set pieces that earn some legitimate scares, regardless of how familiar it's all starting to feel.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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?

Claudia Puig
USA Today

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

Andy Webster
New York Times

It ... brings fake-out jolts and humor into play.

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Will Leitch

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A dull and obvious prequel with a predictable paper-thin plot that reuses the same old unscary sheet tricks of the first movie and even has a guy - stubborn to… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The same, tired tricks are used, but these do not take away from the film's ability to engage. It is in fact more involved than its predecessors, and… More
Nikhil Nandu
Going even deeper into its mythology, the third movie is certainly sacrificing the things which made the second so scary to develop a more interesting story. By… More
KJ Proulx
The "Paranormal Activity" series began with an incredibly original premise, followed by a jolting sequel that met all expectations. This time, we go… More
Edward Boxler
It would have been a better film had it not been made as "Found Footage," because there is real ingenuity in the way this prequel scares its audience… More
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