Much more a prequel than a sequel to the word-of-mouth-driven blockbuster about the use of video equipment in monitoring a supposedly haunted house, this edition uses much the same premise as a woman ( Sprague Grayden, "Jericho") and her family - including an infant - are plagued by bizarre circumstances.
This story links into the original one in some surprising ways, and those who got caught up in the first film's eeriness are likely to find themselves in similar throes here. DVD extras: theatrical trailer; deleted scenes. *** (R and unrated versions: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)
Buy 'Paranormal Activity 2' on DVD.