Paranormal Activity 2 is a 2010 American supernatural horror film directed by Tod Williams and written by Michael R. Perry. The film is a prequel to the 2007 film Paranormal Activity, beginning two months before and following up with the events depicted in the original film. In August 2006, a "burglary" occurs at the home of Kristi (Sprague Grayden) and Dan Rey (Brian Boland), trashing their house and leaving only their infant son Hunter's bedroom untouched. The only thing stolen is a necklace that Kristi's sister, Katie (Katie Featherston), had given to her. Dan installs security cameras throughout the house after the vandalism. When the family begins to notice paranormal occurrences on the cameras, they realize they are being haunted. Martine (Vivis Cortez), the Hispanic family housekeeper and nanny, goes into Hunter's room after hearing a loud bang and senses a demonic presence inside the room. She takes him downstairs and attempts to cleanse the house of "evil spirits" but Dan arrives home and catches her burning sage, resulting in Martine being fired.