Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Poster


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Followed by 


Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)
Part of the series


Forbidden Planet (1956)
The family have a robot toy in their video room.
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Poster seen in the guestroom where Julie and Dennis stay.
Poltergeist (1982)
Katie's dad says she is like "Carol-Anne" because she can connect with poltergeists
Back to the Future (1985)
Randy and Dennis discuss the improperly named film, citing that the plot revolves around travelling to the past then returning to the present as apposed to travelling to the future.
MacGyver (1985) (TV Series)
mentioned in dialogue
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin (1987) (TV Series)
Teddy Ruxpin doll seen

Referenced in 

Midnight Screenings: Spy Kids 4D: All the Time in the World (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Midnight Screenings: The Best and Worst Movies of the Summer 2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Ridges (2011)
It is homaged.
Estrenos Críticos: La Cosa (2011) (TV Episode)
release mentioned
Midnight Screenings: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) (TV Episode)
among films playing at the box office
Bum Reviews: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.24 (2011) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that the film is #1 at the box office
The Projectionist Project: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) (TV Episode)
This episode is a review of the film.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.58 (2012) (TV Episode)
Lena Dunham mentions the movie by name.
Honest Trailers: Paranormal Activity (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the narrator
El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is referenced
Face Off: In the Shadows (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster seen
Raising Hope: Para-Natesville Activity (2014) (TV Episode)
Burt says, "I've seen all five 'Paranormal Activity' movies."
The Cinema Snob: Brazilian Planet of the Apes (2014) (TV Episode)
"This is a camera rig left over from Paranormal Activity 3."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Misleading Movie Trailers (2014) (TV Episode)
The trailer for Paranormal Activity 3 is given an honorable mention.
Honest Game Trailers: Five Nights at Freddy's 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
Title shown
The Gallows (2015)
The end sequences with the two male officers rushing the Ross residence serves as a homage to the ending of Paranormal Activity 3 where Katie & Kristi's grandmother is revealed as aiding a malevolent entity in murder as well as corrupting a female daughter. Both the Grandmother and Alexis Ross don the same matching gown and shockwire sets of grey hair and have a set up room full of markings and pictures pertaining to their dark secrets.

Featured in 

Shameless: A Great Cause (2012) (TV Episode)
The Gallaghers watch a bootleg of this movie
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 New Halloween Classics (2014) (TV Episode)
this series takes #9
Nostalgia Critic: Should Found Footage Stop? (2015) (TV Episode)
among the found-footage movies discussed and examined
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
The ending is used for the prologue; clips from the home videos can also be viewed.
Cinematic Excrement: Found Footage (2017) (TV Episode)
Used as Smeghead talks about Found Footage.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Horror Movie Prequels (2018) (TV Episode)
Paranormal Activity 3 is #1.
The Blockbuster Buster: The Paranormal Activity Movies (2018) (TV Episode)
movie is briefly reviewed
The Venomonth Of Horrors: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) (2019) (TV Episode)
Topic of review.

Spoofed in 

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIII (2012) (TV Episode)
Marge's sisters called up the demon when they were children in "UnNormal Activity"
A Haunted House (2013)
The spinning fan camera and 1988 VHS flashbacks are parodied
Scary Movie 5 (2013)
One of the main parodies.

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