‘Paranormal Activity 2’ stars step out of the shadows

Oct. 22, 2010 | 8:55 a.m.
 Paranormal Activity 2 stars step out of the shadows

"Paranormal Activity" (Paramount)

The makers of Paranormal Activity 2 have been more than a little reluctant to reveal who actually stars in the movie — one more tactic to suggest that it might not really be a movie after all.

 Paranormal Activity 2 stars step out of the shadows

Sprague Grayen (Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)

Paramount Pictures used the same is-it-real-or-is-it-Memorex? strategy on the first film. As it turned out with last year’s predecessor, Katie was played by a woman named Katie (last name: Featherston) and Micah was played by a guy named Micah (last name: Sloat).

But now that the first round of largely positive “Paranormal Activity 2” reviews are rolling in, the identities of the second film’s lead players–a married couple who experience all sorts of bad things–are no longer so secret.

Kristi, a new mom to son Hunter who also is Katie’s sister in “Paranormal Activity 2,” is played by Sprague Grayden, whose main credits come from television: the series “24,” “Jericho,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Over There” and “Six Feet Under” among them.

Her mostly clueless husband Daniel — the guy who thinks the automatic pool cleaner is simply climbing out of the water by itself — is played by Brian Boland, who has had a number of small roles in a handful of small features, including “The Unborn,” “The Express” and “Death of a President.”

No word yet on the name of the dog who plays the couple’s German shepherd.

–John Horn


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4 Responses to ‘Paranormal Activity 2’ stars step out of the shadows

  1. Kurtis says:

    i hope that this one is as badass as the first one!!!!!!!!

    • patti says:

      work in a video store, and get the new ones early. It comes out on DVD 2/8..but saw it tonight. I love the intrigue of horror flicks. I saw the first..was not much impressed. This one left me yawning a few times..3/4 way through…EYES WIDE OPEN!
      Enjoy, cause its worth the trip!

  2. Micky says:

    I saw it today at around 8 a.m and was very boring in the beggining but at the end I was scared out of my mind but I knew it was fake even tho it says it was a real story I like I hope they make a 3rd

  3. Chris says:

    I was just watching a Law and Order SVU episode where Sprague Graydon appears as a victim. Knowing I knew that face from the PA franchise, it turns out my instincts were correct. SVU episode she stars in is called "Legalities" Season 10 Episode 21.

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