The latest “Paranormal Activity” hit screens earlier this month. Have you caught up with the fifth movie in the series?
I love horror movies, and the original “Paranormal Activity” is one of my favorites. I’ve seen all of the “Paranormal Activity” films, but I haven’t loved any of the sequel/prequels as much as I loved the original (although the third movie offered some hard-to-forget scenes).
The trailers for “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” make it seem like this one isn’t really connected to the original films, except that a young man, Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) is haunted by the same supernatural problems that plagued Katie and her family in the previous films.
And that’s true – Jesse starts experiencing some crazy scary and unbelievable paranormal, well, activity, after his downstairs neighbor, the mysterious Anna (Gloria Sandoval), is murdered. Like all of the “Paranormal Activity” films, “The Marked Ones” is also based on “found footage,” so some of the scares feel very familiar.
And that’s how much of “The Marked Ones” felt – kind of like deja vu. I wasn’t taken with much of the film, but I absolutely loved the ending. If you’re a fan of the first three, you’ll love the ending. A cool ending doesn’t make up for a boring movie, but I still love this series.
I don’t want to spoil you, and I’ll try not to, so I’ll label this as a big fat spoiler: it is very, very cool to go back and watch the first movie (especially the first movie’s ending) after you see “The Marked Ones.” That’s all I’ll say.
If you’ve seen “The Marked Ones,” what did you think?