Pin It

Paranormal Activity 3 familiar but scarily effective 

Prequel will make you jump, remember the '80s

Like the charity haunted house at your nearest community centre, Paranormal Activity 3 arrives in time for Halloween with familiar but nevertheless effective scares. A prequel to its two predecessors, the film travels back to 1988 and the childhoods of sisters Kristi and Katie as they are plagued by a sinister apparition. Mom's boyfriend attempts to record anything strange happening in the home, which prompts the film's scariest moment when we see the size of his VHS camera gear. Clunky '80s references aside, Paranormal Activity 3 features the requisite number of “jump” moments, as well as a surprising amount of humour for a story of demonic assault. Some questions from previous outings attempt to be answered, but everyone's really here for the scares. Go to a late show packed with terrified teenagers and try to pretend you're not freaking out.
Paranormal Activity 3
Rated R (MPAA) · 81 min. · 2011
Official Site:
Director: Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
Writer: Michael R. Perry and Oren Peli
Cast: Katie Featherston and Zayd Jaber


Now Playing

Paranormal Activity 3 is not showing in any theaters in the area.

What others are saying

  • Support The Coast

    At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

    Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

    Related Locations

    Pin It


    Subscribe to this thread:

    Add a comment

    Get more Halifax

    Our Thursday email gets you caught up with The Coast. Sign up and go deep on Halifax.

    Coast Top Ten

    Real Time Web Analytics

    © 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.