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Trivia: Paranormal Activity
  • The Danza: 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
  • Dueling Movies: With The Fourth Kind for the first movie and Saw VII for the second movie.
  • Enforced Method Acting: 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.
  • Executive Meddling: Averted. When the rights to the film were initially purchased, the studio put the film on the shelf and intended to remake it with a larger budget and more famous actors in the roles; when audiences walked out of test screenings for the film because they were scared, the studio quickly reversed their stance.
  • Fan Nickname: 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 Juans.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Despite the series's stance on lesser known actors, PA4 had some recognisable faces. Ryan is Alex's boyfriend Ben and Alex is in Bad Teacher.
  • Viral Marketing: Used heavily to market both movies. The second movie features a number of viral clips on Youtube.
    • Now there are recent channels on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube that follows a man named Jacob Degloshi. The videos appear to be leading to Paranormal Activity 5 while giving more detail on the Featherston sisters' past.
  • What Could Have Been: The first choice to direct the sequel? None other than Brian De Palma, director of Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Scarface (1983). He considered the offer but turned it down.

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