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Paranormal Activity

Release date September 25, 2009

Life in the suburbs doesn't prove as peaceful as anticipated for a young couple (Micha Sloat and Katie Featherstone). It seems every time they try to sleep, an unexplained something goes bump in the night.

Why is Paranormal Activity rated R? The MPAA rated Paranormal Activity R for language.

Paranormal Activity
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is Paranormal Activity rated R? Paranormal Activity is rated R by the MPAA for language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of non-graphic violence

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

- Frightening scenes and suspenseful situations.

- Occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Frequent portrayals of unexplained aural and visual phenomena.

Sexual Content:

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual references and innuendo.

- Crude content.


- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang, cursing and profanity.

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Paranormal Activity
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes.
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes, Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Children.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Young Children. Coarse Language.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes, Disturbing Content.
Quebec 13+ Horror.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "Paranormal Activity"

Cast and Crew

Paranormal Activity is directed by and stars Micha Sloat, Katie Featherstone, Mark Fredrichs.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Paranormal Activity movie is December 29, 2009. Here are some details…

Paranormal Activity is releasing to DVD and Blu-ray on December 29. 2009.

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