Paranormal Activity

Revealing mistake: In most of the shots with fast forwarding you can see that there is no synchronization between breathing movement of the stomach and the time passing by (most obvious on night #15 when Katie is standing looking at Micah who's still asleep). (00:37:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Mika brings Katie upstairs after investigating another noise downstairs, you hear a thump come from downstairs. Mika turns the camera down the stairs, and you can see a crew member scrambling to get out of the shot.

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Micah: Basically, they're these malevolent evil spirits that only exist to cause pain and commit evil for their own amusement. It's pretty creepy. I mean, they stalk people for years, like decades, and sometimes they're really intelligent in the way they do things to freak you out.

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Trivia: At one point before the film was widely released, the studio was interested in remaking the film with a larger budget and more well-known actors, and including the original version of the film as a DVD "special feature." Thankfully, this idea was eventually shot down, and the original version of the film was released in theaters.

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Question: Can someone tell me if I'm interpreting this correctly? When Katie changes her mind about fleeing the house and is found clutching a cross with blood on her hand and leg, Micah takes it and burns it, after which she becomes possessed. Was she successfully warding off the demon with the cross and clutching it so desperately that it made her hand bleed, and then Micah wrongly thought it was being used to attack her and inadvertently made her possession a done deal by burning it?

Answer: The screenwriter confirms in the commentary that burning the cross and picture was a mistake because it was the last defence they had.

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