Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Director Chris Landon has called this fifth Paranormal Activity a "cousin" to the found-footage horror series. While it features the demon from the PA canon that previously claimed Kristi and Katie, it incorporates new Catholic themes, a Latino cast and overcrowded Californian apartments as its setting.

2014Rating: MA15+, Strong coarse language and supernatural themes84 minsUSA
Horror

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The haunted house setpieces provide reliable doses of jolts, even if one can see the scaffolding of each scare being built from miles away, and director Landon has fun with some clever camera placement here and there.

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Total Film

Total Film

A sort of-sequel that only dovetails with the 2007 original via a strained coda and its use of the increasingly tired-looking found-footage gimmick.

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Time Out

Time Out

As ever with this series, the shocks are cheap but effective, and the shaky-cam aesthetic adds an unsettling layer of realism (if you’re willing to overlook the innate ridiculousness of the film-everything concept).

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There's no escaping that the found-footage phenomenon has gone from fresh and original to just plain annoying.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The shocks are no less effective than the ones in the other Paranormal Activity movies, but no more original, either, with only the whipping of a handheld camera to set it apart from the offscreen gamesmanship that’s long been the series’ stock in trade.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The script succeeds by expanding the Paranormal Activity mythology with additional details and even a few surprising twists.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Better than your average Part 5, this delivers enough scares and twists to satisfy longtime fans.

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