Paranormal Activity script
Synopsis: Soon after moving into a suburban tract home, Katie (Katie Featherston) and Micah (Micah Sloat) become increasingly disturbed by what appears to be a supernatural presence. Hoping to capture evidence of it on film, they set up video cameras in the house but are not prepared for the terrifying events that follow.

JOSH:

I think she’s doing great.

COLLIN:

She claims to be a witch, a bruja

no less.

JOSH:

I know, Collin, and could we keep

an open mind?

New angle. The phone RINGS, Athena answers.

ATHENA:

PCI. (then) Josh, it’s Barbara.

JOSH:

I’ll take it in my office.

INT. JOSH’S OFFICE/PCI --SAME

A cramped jumble of files, tapes, books, maps and photos,

Josh picking up the phone.

JOSH:

Hello?

BARBARA (V.O.)

Colonial, God, that’s so

eighties..is that olive? No, it’s

more like a moss...

JOSH:

Honey? What are we talking about?

INTERCUT:

INT. KITCHEN/JOSH’S HOUSE --CONTINUOUS

BARBARA, Josh’s wife; 30’S, attractive, suburban prim. She’s

looking out of the window, watching the house next door. A

delivery truck is in the driveway, workmen toting a new

living room set (the subject of her comments) into the house.

6.

TED STROUD and his wife, LASANDRA, supervising. They’re

attractive, black, 30’s.

BARBARA:

Ted and LaSandra, our new

neighbors? I invited them over for

lunch tomorrow. They seem nice

enough.

Barbara waves at the Strouds, they wave back. As the

dialogue continues Barb takes dishes out of the dishwasher

and wipes off spots only she can see.

JOSH:

Is that why you called?

BARBARA:

I just got off the phone with the

Vice Principal. Danni skipped

school.

JOSH:

She did?

BARBARA:

It’s the new boyfriend. Cal. He’s

taking advantage of her.

Athena appears in Josh’s doorway, gestures, let’s go.

JOSH:

I’ve got to go. We’ll talk about it

later.

They hang up but we stay with Barbara in the kitchen. ADAM

enters. 7 years old, a smart kid trying to figure out how the

world works.

ADAM:

I finished cleaning my room, Mom.

BARBARA:

Really? Why don’t we have a look?

INT. ADAM’S ROOM/JOSH’S HOUSE --MOMENTS LATER

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Oren Peli

Oren Peli (born January 21, 1970) is an Israeli American film director, producer and screenwriter, known as the director of Paranormal Activity. more…

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