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"PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4"
(2012) (Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Extreme
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Extreme
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Horror-Thriller: A Nevada family is haunted by a demonic force soon after a mysterious single mother and her creepy son move in across the street.
PLOT:
Five years have passed since the possessed Aunt Katie (KATIE FEATHERSTON) abducted her nephew, Hunter, and disappeared. The story picks up in Henderson, Nev., where a suburban family of four goes about their daily routines. The parents (STEPHEN DUNHAM and ALEXONDRA LEE) are having relationship troubles, and their 15-year-old daughter, Alex (KATHRYN NEWTOWN), worries to her boyfriend, Ben (MATT SHIVELY), that they might get a divorce.

Mom and Dad are also oblivious to the growing threat a creepy neighbor boy named Robbie (BRADY ALLEN) poses to their adopted son, Wyatt (AIDEN LOVEKAMP). The family takes Robbie in when his mother is mysteriously taken to the hospital one night. Robbie immediately starts talking of an imaginary friend who doesn't like Ben and the others. At one point, he paints strange symbols on Wyatt. And he is prone to wandering the house at all hours of the night.

Alex is so freaked out by the recent strange activity that she has Ben set up Webcams throughout the house to monitor for ghost activity. Her fears are eventually confirmed when Robbie's mother reappears, and it is indeed evil Aunt Katie from the previous films eager to cause more death.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Despite the R rating, older teenagers will likely want to see this on dates and in groups.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language and some violence/terror.


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