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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

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When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.

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Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn't long before Jesse 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... Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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3 January 2014 (USA)  »

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Paranormal Activity: The Oxnard Tapes  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,343,611 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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$32,453,345 (USA) (14 February 2014)
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WILHELM SCREAM: (at around 30 mins) During the party, when Jesse is drinking directly from the bottle. See more »

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(at around 28 mins) When Jesse is showing Hector his new trick of leaning backwards without falling over you can see the wires holding him in place - it's wrapped around his right foot in the long shot. See more »

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Jesse Arista: [looking through a book from Ana's apartment] They're basically saying that if you build this door, it's like, you could travel through time.
Hector Estrella: Man, if she could travel through time, why the hell is she staying in this shitty-ass apartment? I'd timeportal my ass to the Bahamas.
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Ender's Game/The Shining (2013) See more »

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Arranged by Jeremy Sweet (as Jeremy A. Sweet)
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And Just When You Think This Franchise Can't Get Any Worse...
1 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let's face it, the Paranormal Activity franchise is one of the worst out there. The whole franchise has been built on the over hyping of one film that led to billions of dollars in revenue and spawned a franchise of even less scary sequels. Now after 4 installments, the franchise has gotten it's first spin-off and it's just as awful as you'd imagine.

If there's anything positive that can be said about the film, it's not as bad as the last installment. This really isn't a positive though considering that the film is still garbage and the fourth installment is one of the laziest films I've ever seen. The Marked One's does add some elements that haven't been seen in the previous films, but they are things that you've seen done a million other times in different films and they aren't even particularity done well here. It's essentially just ripping off much better movies.

The acting here is by far the worst in the whole series and it doesn't help that the writing is as equally atrocious. The profane filled dialouge is embarrassing to the point where you will actually find yourself becoming annoying by the constant use of the F-word, and this is coming from someone who has a pretty filthy vocabulary.

Aside from elements from other films that have been rehashed into this entry, The Marked One's offers nothing you haven't seen in the other installments. It's slowly paced and features the same cheap scares that you've come to expect from the franchise and you've seen more than a dozen horror films, than you've seen everything that this film has to offer.

The worst part of all is that the ending for the film is downright insulting to the viewer. It's evident that the writers were trying hard to tie this one in with the rest of the franchise, but had no clue how to. They try to present to us a so-called "twist" that makes absolutely no sense and is only there so there is some sort of connection the previous films. I won't spoil it, but most of the audience left the screening pretty annoyed.

If you've somehow managed to enjoy this terrible franchise, you might find some enjoyment in The Marked Ones. But if you are a veteran horror viewer, you'll want to look elsewhere because there is nothing here worth wasting time on. Hopefully this franchise will come to an end soon and we can stop having to sit through these awful films every year. The only scary thing about this is that we've got to sit through another installment in October.


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