History Trivia / ParanormalActivity

20th Jul '17 5:47:27 AM TheAimz
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* FranchiseKiller: ''The Ghost Dimension'' may have been intended as a GrandFinale, but even if it hadn't, its poor performance at the box office, stemming partly from a VOD distribution strategy that caused some theater chains to boycott the film, likely would've killed the series regardless.

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* FranchiseKiller: ''The Ghost Dimension'' may have been intended as a GrandFinale, but even if it hadn't, its poor performance at the box office, [[ExecutiveMeddling stemming partly from a VOD distribution strategy strategy]] that caused some theater chains to boycott the film, likely would've killed the series regardless.
20th Jul '17 3:41:51 AM TheAimz
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** Fans now call the demon Toby thanks to Kristi calling him as such in ''[=PA3=]''.

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** Fans now call the demon Toby thanks to Kristi calling him as such in ''[=PA3=]''. In the later films, the name became canon, and apparently [[IHaveManyNames one of several names the demon has used]].
12th Feb '17 1:15:13 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* TheDanza: Everyone in the first film.
** "Katie Featherston" is played by Katie Featherston
** "Micah Sloat" is played by Micah Sloat
** "Amber" is played by Amber Armstrong
** "Dr. Fredrichs" is played by Mark Fredrichs
* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/TheFourthKind'' for the first movie and ''Film/Saw3D'' for the second movie.

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* TheDanza: Everyone in the first film. \n** "Katie Featherston" is played by The characters Katie Featherston
** "Micah Sloat" is played by
Featherston and Micah Sloat
**
Sloat share their names with the actors playing them, while "Amber" is played by Amber Armstrong
**
Armstrong and "Dr. Fredrichs" is played by Mark Fredrichs
Fredrichs.
* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/TheFourthKind'' for the DuelingMovies:
** The
first movie went up against ''Film/SawVI'', in a case of two subgenres of horror duking it out. Its resounding victory at the box office, despite playing in fewer theaters, is often regarded as [[GenreKiller the death knell]] for the TorturePorn genre that the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' franchise [[TropeCodifier served as the face of]], precipitating the rise of supernatural horror in the '10s. The second film going up against, and beating, ''Film/Saw3D'' for the second movie.following year merely finished the job.
** The first film also dueled with ''Film/TheFourthKind'', another found-footage, supernatural-leaning horror movie released in the fall of 2009 (even if the baddies in ''The Fourth Kind'' were aliens instead of ghosts or demons).



* FanNickname: Fans now call the demon Toby thanks to Kristi calling him as such in [=PA3=].
** Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones has been called Paranormal Activity: The Marked [[JustForPun Juans]].
* FranchiseKiller: ''Somewhat'', but not a lot of people enjoyed [=P4=] due to being the weaker films (ironic since it has more memorable and likable characters than that of [=PA1=] and [=PA2=]), although ''The Marked Ones'' seemed to have gotten some good reception.

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* FanNickname: FanNickname:
**
Fans now call the demon Toby thanks to Kristi calling him as such in [=PA3=].
''[=PA3=]''.
** Paranormal ''Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Ones'', due to its mostly Hispanic cast, has been called Paranormal ''Paranormal Activity: The Marked [[JustForPun Juans]].
Juans]]''.
* FranchiseKiller: ''Somewhat'', but not a lot of people enjoyed [=P4=] due to being the weaker films (ironic since it has more memorable and likable characters than that of [=PA1=] and [=PA2=]), although ''The Marked Ones'' seemed to Ghost Dimension'' may have gotten been intended as a GrandFinale, but even if it hadn't, its poor performance at the box office, stemming partly from a VOD distribution strategy that caused some good reception. theater chains to boycott the film, likely would've killed the series regardless.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The first choice to direct the sequel? None other than Brian De Palma, director of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'', ''Film/DressedToKill'' and ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''. He considered the offer but turned it down.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The first choice to direct the sequel? None other than Brian De Palma, director of ''Film/{{Carrie|1976}}'', ''Film/DressedToKill'' ''Film/DressedToKill'', and ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''. He considered the offer but turned it down.down.
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23rd Jan '17 1:53:17 AM TheAimz
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* EnforcedMethodActing: Much of the dialogue for the first film was unscripted, with Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat improvising most of it. Also, in some scenes, they weren't told when anything scary was about to happen in order to get a genuine reaction out of them.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Much of the dialogue for the first film was unscripted, with Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat [[{{Improv}} improvising most of it.it]]. Also, in some scenes, they weren't told when anything scary was about to happen in order to get a genuine reaction out of them.
23rd Jan '17 1:52:42 AM TheAimz
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The Creator/{{Netflix}} description of ''3'' says it is a sequel instead of a ''prequel'' to the series, and that ''4'' takes place five years after ''3'' instead of ''2''.
** Writers of quite a few synopsis/reviews/articles seem to believe that the malevolent entity in the films is a ghost, rather than a demon.
21st Mar '16 11:14:20 AM hamza678
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Despite the series's stance on lesser known actors, they have had some recognizable faces.
** In ''[=PA3=]'', the babysitter Lisa is [[WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool Jenny Matrix]].
** In ''[=PA4=]'', [[Series/TrueJacksonVP Ryan]] is Alex's boyfriend Ben and Alex is in Film/BadTeacher.
24th Oct '15 2:12:41 PM stuffedninja
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Despite the series's stance on lesser known actors, [=PA4=] had some recognisable faces. [[Series/TrueJacksonVP Ryan]] is Alex's boyfriend Ben and Alex is in Film/BadTeacher.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: Despite the series's stance on lesser known actors, [=PA4=] they have had some recognisable faces. recognizable faces.
** In ''[=PA3=]'', the babysitter Lisa is [[WebVideo/VideoGameHighSchool Jenny Matrix]].
** In ''[=PA4=]'',
[[Series/TrueJacksonVP Ryan]] is Alex's boyfriend Ben and Alex is in Film/BadTeacher.
18th May '15 2:46:35 AM erforce
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/TheFourthKind'' for the first movie and ''{{Saw}} VII'' for the second movie.

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* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/TheFourthKind'' for the first movie and ''{{Saw}} VII'' ''Film/Saw3D'' for the second movie.
28th Feb '15 1:44:23 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* FranchiseKiller: ''Somewhat'', but not a lot of people enjoyed [=P4=] due to being the weaker films (ironic since it has more memorable and likable characters than that of [=PA1=] and [=PA2=]), although ''The Marked Ones'' seemed to have gotten some good reception.
24th Jan '15 3:23:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* DuelingMovies: With ''TheFourthKind'' for the first movie and ''{{Saw}} VII'' for the second movie.

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* DuelingMovies: With ''TheFourthKind'' ''Film/TheFourthKind'' for the first movie and ''{{Saw}} VII'' for the second movie.
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