How to Watch ‘Paranormal Activity’ Movies in Order?

By Gabriela Vatu / December 22, 2020

Those who love spooky movies have certainly tried at least one Paranormal Activity film. Well, there are plenty of them now, and you may want to watch them all in order, so let's see how we can do this.

The Paranormal Activity madness started in 2007, with a story following the life of a family that is stalked and terrified by a demon. What made the movie stand out at the time, and later on the others too, is the fact that the action appears to be filmed by surveillance cams in the home or other cameras that are set up by the family. This all gives the film an added element of spookiness.

Given the way the movies were filmed, they were all a complete commercial success, ranking in over 30 times the overall budget.

However, the films have timelines that don't fall in chronological order, as it usually happens with movies that grow in popularity, and directors seek to bring in new ideas. So instead of moving forward in time, we go back and offer a glimpse into the past instead.

Nonetheless, it just means there are more ways to enjoy the story and there's nothing wrong with that.

Where to Watch Paranormal Activity Movies?

The first three Paranormal Activity movies can be watched on Hulu, but the rest are missing on streaming services.

What Order to Watch Paranormal Activity In?

Paranormal Activity is a franchise that comes with six movies, and they can be enjoyed in several ways, depending on what timeline you want to follow. Thankfully, we're going to help you out a bit.

Release Order

You can watch the Paranormal Activity movies in the order they were produced and released in.

Chronological Order

As we mentioned, along the way, they decided to jump through the timeline a bit and give us a look into various other hauntings. Not only that, but watching the movies in this chronological order will also allow you to pick up various comments that will also impact future movies and so on.

There you have it! No matter which method you decide to go for, you will certainly enjoy quite a few scary hours. Both ways have their own advantages and disadvantages, but if you want to get the experience people had over the years, watch them in order of release.

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