Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – Movie Review


Can the fifth entry in a horror franchise that’s not considered the fifth film actually be good? Hit the jump to watch my full review…

Official Synopsis: Jessie begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn’t long before Jessie finds he’s been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it’s only a matter of time before he is completely under its control…

Review Summary: The new trend is releasing a horror movie the first weekend of January, generally being awful. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones follows the same path. It’s a film late in a franchise’s years, relying on the same tired clichés of the genre that I’ve grown sick of. This film is not scary, it’s simply an exercise in waiting for a loud, ear piercing musical cue that forces us to be startled. I give kudos to the cast, for being likable enough, but their characters are all such imbeciles, I found myself counting the minutes until this film ended. Oh, and speaking of the ending, it’s mind-blowingly awful.

Grade: D

Starring: Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh
Directed by: Christopher Landon
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity and some drug use
Run Time: 84 min.

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