Paranormal Activity

Lists: Horror

Brief Synopsis: "After a young, middle class couple moves into a 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."

Overall Ranking: 1497 (Rank from 2007: # 44)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 10%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Dave Examines Movies95(full review)
Dan O'Neill90(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90
David Baruffi88
Bryan Lienesch85 - This is the next landmark film in the evolution of the horror genre.
Comedy: 2
Sex Appeal: 6
Scary: 9
Rewatch: 8
Chris of This Is Madness75(full review)
Thomas Pollock70
Gorgon Reviews52
Colin Flanagan43 - A boring horror film that is the cinematic equivalent of "Where's Waldo?"
Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 2
Morgan On Media25(full review)

People Involved

  • Katie Featherston (Katie)
  • Micah Sloat (Micah)
  • Mark Fredrichs (The Psychic)
  • Amber Armstrong (Amber)
  • Ashley Palmer (Diane)
  • Oren Peli (Director)

  • Other Movies in the Series

  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • Paranormal Activity 3
  • Paranormal Activity 4
  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones