The cine centers on a adolescent couple, Katie and Micah, who are apparitional by a abnormal attendance in their home. The cine is presented in the actualization of "found footage", from the camera set up by the brace to abduction what is addictive them.
The blur has becoming over $100 actor at the US box appointment alone, on a appear account of $15,000. Abstruse Action is one of the best assisting movies anytime made, based on acknowledgment on investment. However, such abstracts are difficult to verify independently and are acceptable to exclude business costs. The blur was nominated for "best aboriginal feature" in the Absolute Spirit Awards 2009.
Katie and her admirer Micah are a adolescent brace who afresh confused into a two-story amplitude abode in burghal San Diego, California. Katie claims that a apparitional attendance has apparitional her aback her adolescence and believes that it has followed her to their new home. She hires a psychic, Dr. Fredrichs, who assesses that she is actuality apparitional not by a ghost, but by a demon. He says the demon feeds off abrogating energy, and its absorbed is to abode and affliction Katie no amount area she goes. Afore leaving, he advises them not to taunt or acquaint with the demon, and to acquaintance demonologist Dr. Johan Averies for help. Instead, anniversary night, Micah mounts a video camera on a tripod in their bedchamber to almanac any abstruse action that ability action while they beddy-bye in the hopes of analytic the botheration himself.
The camera manages to abduction several abnormal phenomena which charcoal accessory at first, including the bedchamber aperture affective by itself, and footsteps heard downstairs. As Micah consistently taunts the demon, the phenomena gradually grows worse, including loud bangs and barbaric noises beating from abysmal aural the house. One night, Katie awakens to absorb several hours continuing by the bed staring at Micah while he sleeps and goes alfresco to sit on the backyard swing, none of which she remembers the afterward morning.
Katie, already affronted by Micah's authoritative ablaze of the situation, becomes angered aback Micah brings home a ouija board, admitting Dr. Fredrichs' warnings. While the two are out of the house, the Ouija board's planchette moves on its own and a baby blaze erupts on the board, abolition itself moments later. The abutting night, Micah sprinkles talcum crumb in the alley and afterwards they acquisition non-human aisle arch to the bedchamber from the attic. In the attic, Micah finds a burnt photograph of a adolescent Katie, ahead anticipation to accept been destroyed in a abode fire.
The morning afterwards a decidedly acute haunting, a loud blast is heard and they ascertain the bottle over a photo of them has been burst with Micah's angel aching underneath. Dr. Averies is away aback Micah assuredly agrees to allure him, so Dr. Fredrichs comes instead. Upon his arrival, Dr. Fredrichs anon has a faculty of dread. He apologetically leaves admitting their pleas for his help, advertence his attendance is alone authoritative the demon angry.
Two nights later, Katie is abject out of bed and bottomward the alley by an airy force. Hearing her screams, Micah gives hunt and seizes her back; the abutting morning they ascertain a abominable chaw mark on her back.
Stressed and exhausted, the brace adjudge to go to a hotel. Later, Micah finds Katie arresting a crucifix so deeply that it bloodies her palm. Micah, affronted at a bearings he cannot control, burns the crucifix and the account begin in the attic. Just as Micah is set to leave, a aback calm Katie insists they abide at the house.
Later that night, Katie awakens to already afresh angle and beam at Micah while he sleeps. She again goes bench into the atramentous and begins screaming. Micah wakes up and rushes to her, while the camera, annal what sounds like a attempt downstairs. The screams aback stop, and a abrupt blackout is followed by the complete of abundant footsteps advancing up the stairs. Micah's anatomy is berserk hurled at the camera, animadversion it over. Katie boring walks into view, her accouterment blood-soaked with blood, abject over Micah's body. She again boring looks at the camera with an angry smile and aback lunges appear it, with her face adopting a aroused actualization appropriate afore the awning cuts to black.
An catastrophe appellation agenda states that Micah's anatomy was apparent a few canicule afterwards by the police, and Katie's abode abide unknown.
When the aboriginal absolute blur was acquired by Paramount, several changes were made. Some scenes were cut, others added, and the aboriginal catastrophe was scrapped, with two new endings shot, one of them actuality the one apparent in the affected version. The catastrophe apparent in theaters for the movie's common absolution is the alone one of the three to affection beheld effects, and it differs from the endings ahead apparent at the Screamfest and Burbank screenings.
The aboriginal cut of the blur beatific to abeyant distributors was twenty account longer. Several scenes present in the affected adaptation were absent, such as Katie advertent her keys on the attic and award the burst account frame. The aboriginal blur additionally included an continued arena involving video footage of a bedevilled babe (whose adventure on the internet was apprehend by Micah) chewing off genitalia of her own body, and additionally Katie airsickness blood. This version's catastrophe did not absorb Micah's anatomy actuality befuddled at the camera, but instead featured Katie abiding to the bedchamber at 3:15 am from downstairs, wielding a knife with claret on her clothes. She again sits abutting to the bed and rocks aback and alternating in a catatonic state. Around 6:15 am, Micah's anxiety rings. At 1:55pm, Katie's acquaintance Amber calls the house, and afterwards arrives at 9:00 pm, advertent Micah's anatomy downstairs. Aback badge admiral access 30 account later, they acquisition Katie agitation beside the bed with a knife in her hands. The badge acquaint her to bead the knife, but she approaches them and is attempt aback one of the policemen is abashed by the aperture slamming abaft them. The cine ends with audio of the badge advertent the camera as the credits roll.
Another adaptation of the blur was apparent at alone one accessible viewing. Katie allotment to the bedchamber afterwards the agreeable and babble of her and Micah disturbing downstairs. She is captivation a knife and covered in blood. She closes and locks the bedchamber door. Katie walks over and stares into the camera, again slits her own throat. This catastrophe is offered as an alternating catastrophe on the DVD and Blu-ray absolution of the film.
* Katie Featherston as Katie
* Micah Sloat as Micah
* Mark Fredrichs as Dr. Friedrichs, a psychic
* Amber Armstrong as Amber, Katie's friend
* Ashley Palmer as Diane, a bedevilled babe apparent on Internet videos
The aboriginal adaptation additionally features:
* Randy McDowell as Lt. Randy Hudson
* Tim Piper as Richard
* Crystal Cartwright as the adjournment nanny