History Film / ParanormalActivity

22nd Sep '17 2:35:04 PM DaleAndrew
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* AdultsAreUseless: Dan [[spoiler: until the very end where he saves the day.]]

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* AdultsAreUseless: Dan [[spoiler: until the very end where he saves the day. Then again, his actions result in Katie being possessed, and Micah, Kristi and himself all dead.]]
20th Jul '17 12:56:23 PM TheAimz
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** The spirit camera shows the demon standing next to Leila's bed staring at while she sleeps in exactly the same manner as possessed Katie did in the first movie]].

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** The spirit camera shows the demon standing next to Leila's bed staring at while she sleeps sleeps, for hours, in exactly the same manner as possessed Katie did in the first movie]].movie.
** In the same scene as above, Toby moves to stand at the foot of Leila's bed. In the first film, Katie describes seeing a shadowy figure standing at the foot of her bed during her childhood.
20th Jul '17 12:45:46 PM TheAimz
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The spirit camera that the cult leaves for the family to find allows them to put up a better fight against Toby than any of the protagonists of the previous films. [[spoiler:Toby is still too powerful to be defeated, though.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The spirit camera that the cult leaves for the family to find allows them to put up a better fight against Toby than any of the protagonists of the previous films.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday: The spirit camera that film's events are set during the cult leaves for Christmas period.
* LeanAndMean: [[spoiler:Toby is usually seen taking
the family to find allows them to put up a better fight against Toby than any form of the protagonists of the previous films. a ''very'' tall and thin humanoid.]]



** What does Toby look like? [[spoiler: Tobyís true form evolves as he gains strength. At first he manifests as diffused tendrils of dark energy floating around, which later coalesce into a very large cloud capable of interacting with the environment and assuming a vaguely human-shaped form. The cloud becomes more and more dense until it becomes a dark HumanoidAbomination with a terrifying face about 2 meters tall]].

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** What does Toby look like? [[spoiler: Tobyís true form evolves as he gains strength. At first he manifests as diffused tendrils of dark energy floating around, which later coalesce into a very large cloud capable of interacting with the environment and assuming a vaguely human-shaped form. The cloud becomes more and more dense until it becomes a dark HumanoidAbomination with a [[NightmareFace terrifying face face]] about 2 meters tall]].
20th Jul '17 5:22:29 AM TheAimz
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* {{Cult}}: The Midwives, a coven of witches who worship Toby and [[GreaterScopeVillain are responsible]] for the events of each film.



* KillEmAll: Except for [[spoiler: Katie, who became the demon's host, Ali (and maybe Abby) who was not in the house when all goes to hell, Hunter, who was abducted by possessed-Katie, Randy, who got the hell out of dodge, the babysitter, who also got out while she still could, and the sisters' grandma Lois, who was the mastermind of the whole thing.]]

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* KillEmAll: Except for [[spoiler: Katie, who became the demon's host, Ali (and maybe Abby) who was not in the house when all goes to hell, Hunter, who was abducted by possessed-Katie, Randy, who got the hell out of dodge, the babysitter, who also got out while she still could, and the sisters' grandma Lois, who was the mastermind of the whole thing.thing (although she does die offscreen, presumably of old age), Hunter and Leila, who fall under Toby's influence, and several other minor characters.]]



* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Possessed-Katie snaps Dan's neck in ''2''. In ''3'', the demon snaps Dennis' neck ''and'' back, commando-style.]] Happens again in ''4'' when [[spoiler: Possessed-Katie kills Ben at the computer]].

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* NeckSnap: [[spoiler:Possessed-Katie snaps Dan's neck in ''2''. In ''3'', the demon snaps Dennis' neck ''and'' back, commando-style.]] Happens again in ''4'' when [[spoiler: Possessed-Katie kills Ben at the computer]].computer]], and in ''The Ghost Dimension'' when [[spoiler:the now-corporeal Toby strangles Emily before snapping her neck.]]
20th Jul '17 5:17:31 AM TheAimz
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* FullFrontalAssault: [[spoiler:At the end, Toby, in his corporeal form, appears to be naked as he snaps Emily's neck.]]
20th Jul '17 5:07:18 AM TheAimz
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** [[spoiler:The demon itself has an inhuman face with features that can just barely be made out.]]

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** [[spoiler:The demon itself has an inhuman face with features that can just barely be made out.are vaguely skeletal.]]



* CreepyChild: Leila becomes this as Toby gains influence over her. [[spoiler:Young Kristi and Katie are also shown to be this as the coven brainwashes and manipulates them.]]



* TheFaceless: [[spoiler:At the very end, all we see of Toby in his corporeal form are his legs and hand.]]
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Mike gets some BadBlackBarf in the face, courtesy of a possessed Skyler, which burns the poor guy's face off.]]



* WrongGenreSavvy: Father Todd brings up the often mentioned advice from the previous movies that moving out wonít do any good since demons donít haunt places; they haunt people so Toby would just follow them. [[spoiler: In this case he happens to be wrong, since this particular house is a key part of the Covenís plan, being the place where the TimeTravel portal can be opened. Getting Leila as far away from that house as possible wouldíve foiled the bad guys plan]].

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Father Todd brings up the often mentioned advice from the previous movies that moving out wonít do any good since demons donít haunt places; they haunt people so Toby would just follow them. [[spoiler: In this case he happens to be wrong, since this particular house is a key part of the Covenís plan, being the place where the TimeTravel portal can be opened. Getting Leila as far away from that house as possible wouldíve foiled would've delayed the bad guys plan]].
20th Jul '17 4:00:15 AM TheAimz
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** The Midwives Coven itself, of which [[spoiler:Lois]] is a member, which is revealed to have been active since at least TheMiddleAges.


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** [[spoiler:The demon itself has an inhuman face with features that can just barely be made out.]]
19th Jul '17 7:12:08 AM TheAimz
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** [[spoiler:Time-displaced versions of Katie and Kristi as children also sport these when Jesse comes across them in Ana's basement.]]



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Hector's baseball bat. It's first seen and discussed in the back seat of his car early on, and is later used by Marisol to subdue Jesse.]]



* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Oscar kills himself before the demon can fully take over his body.]]



** While the trio is reading the journal they found, they read about doors that allows TimeTravel to unholy places. [[spoiler:While running from Demon Jesse in the witches' house, Hector goes through an ominous door and ends up in the house of Katie and Micah from the first movie. Demon Jesse follows him through it]].

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** While the trio is reading the journal they found, they read about doors that allows TimeTravel to unholy places. [[spoiler:While running from Demon Jesse in the witches' house, Hector goes through an ominous door and [[StableTimeLoop ends up in the house of Katie and Micah from the first movie.movie]]. Demon Jesse follows him through it]].



** At first, the "cleansing" ritual seems to have worked when [[spoiler:Jesse passes out]]. [[FromBadToWorse It hasn't]].



** At the end, Hector and Marisol travel to a house that, according to [[spoiler:Ali]], is where the "final ritual" will be performed and seems to be one of the coven's base of operations. The house is actually [[spoiler:the same one that Lois lived in.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The dog is not seen again following the scene where Hector tries to get Jesse to stop tormenting it with his powers.]]

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** At the end, Hector and Marisol travel to a house that, according to [[spoiler:Ali]], is where the "final ritual" will be performed and seems to be one of the coven's base of operations. The operations (or one of them, at least). Upon their arrival, the audience can see that this house is actually [[spoiler:the same one that Lois lived in.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:Chavo the dog is not seen again following the scene where Hector tries to get Jesse to stop tormenting it with his powers.]]
19th Jul '17 7:03:35 AM TheAimz
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* CallForward: Early on, we see the same photo of Katie from the first film, and again later [[spoiler:when Dan and Martine are using it to pass the curse on to Katie.]]


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** The house that the "final ritual" is performed in is [[spoiler:Lois' old house]].


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* TheReveal: The coven that worships the demon is revealed to be called "The Midwives".


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** At the end, Hector and Marisol travel to a house that, according to [[spoiler:Ali]], is where the "final ritual" will be performed and seems to be one of the coven's base of operations. The house is actually [[spoiler:the same one that Lois lived in.]]
19th Jul '17 5:15:52 AM TheAimz
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* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Robbie, the child living with Katie from across the street]].
** Alex's brother Wyatt also counts. [[spoiler: Especially after TheReveal that he, and not Robbie, is Hunter.]]

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* CreepyChild: [[spoiler: Robbie, the child [[spoiler: living with Katie from across the street]].
street]]. Given that he's presumably [[spoiler:been raised by the cult, it's not too surprising that he is the way he is.]]
** Alex's brother Wyatt also counts.counts, as Robbie and [[spoiler:Katie]] gradually manipulate him and introduce him to Toby. [[spoiler: Especially after TheReveal that he, and not Robbie, is Hunter.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Robbie tells Ben that [[spoiler:his "imaginary friend" doesn't like him. When Ben asks who wouldn't like him, Robbie replies with "You'll see."]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Robbie tells Ben that [[spoiler:his "imaginary friend" doesn't like him. When Ben asks who wouldn't like him, Robbie replies with "You'll see.find out."]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Robbie '''isn't''' Hunter at all, it is in fact Wyatt, Alex's adopted brother.]]



* SupernaturalProofFather: As mentioned above, even when shown video, Alex's parents don't believe anything weird is going on. Towards the end, it seems like her father might be coming around to the idea, [[spoiler:but is killed before he can find out more.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Robbie '''isn't''' Hunter at all, it is in fact Wyatt, Alex's adopted brother.]]



* SupernaturalProofFather: As mentioned above, even when shown video, Alex's parents don't believe anything weird is going on. Towards the end, it seems like her father might be coming around to the idea, [[spoiler:but is killed before he can find out more.]]



* VirginSacrifice: [[spoiler: Alex.]]

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* VirginSacrifice: Part of the demonic ritual requires one. [[spoiler: Alex.Alex is strongly implied to be the sacrifice.]]
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