I have to admit, I didn’t expect much going into Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
. In my eyes, the franchise had been on a steady decline since Oren Peli
’s original, which absolutely haunted my nightmares – wait, no. Paranormal Activity
made sleep just a tempting fantasy as I laid in my bed clutching my blanket over my eyes, so I couldn’t even reach the nightmare stage – I was just scared. After that, each sequel seemed to lose that spark of inventive horror, even though a new camera gimmick was introduced each time. In a way, I thought the technology removed that inherent terror, as I slowly became bored with Katie, Hunter, and all the witching hour dramatics.
I’m happy to report that Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
breathes wonderful new life into Oren Peli
’s franchise, as our young cast exhibits a tight chemistry that injects midnight-movie