Paranormal Activity is a 2007 American supernatural horror film produced, written, directed, photographed and edited by Oren Peli. It centers on a young couple (Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat) who are haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. They then set up a camera to document what is haunting them. The film utilizes found-footage conventions that were mirrored in the later films of the series.
Young couple Katie and Micah move to a new house in San Diego. Katie claims an evil presence has been haunting her since she was a child, so Micah sets up a camera in their bedroom to record any paranormal activity that occurs while they sleep. Katie visits psychic Dr. Fredrichs, who suggests Katie is being haunted by a demon that feeds off of negative energy and is intent on tormenting her. He advises not to communicate with the demon without a demonologist, but Micah continues to film and seek it out.
|events||demon haunted house supernatural|
|keywords||baby powder bite mark demonologist demonology evil presence flickering light haunt house fire kill morning after motivate move new house one night ouija board paranormal activity police officer possess psychic search young couple|
|producer||Jason Blum Oren Peli Steven Schneider|
|productionCompany||American Film Institute Blumhouse Productions|
|publisher||IM Global Paramount Pictures|
|theme||camcorder independent psychological horror psychological thriller supernatural|