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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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Christopher Landon

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Christopher Landon, Oren Peli (based on the film "Paranormal Activity" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Jacobs ... Jesse Arista
Jorge Diaz ... Hector Estrella
Gabrielle Walsh ... Marisol Vargas
Renee Victor ... Irma Arista
Noemi Gonzalez ... Evette Arista
David Saucedo ... Cesar Arista
Gloria Sandoval ... Ana Sanchez
Richard Cabral ... Arturo Lopez
Carlos Pratts ... Oscar Lopez
Juan Vasquez ... Santo
Carlos Romeo Arana Figuera Carlos Romeo Arana Figuera ... Mauro
Molly Ephraim ... Ali Rey
Brent Gutierrez ... Diego
Alonso Alvarez ... Eber
Chris Puckett Chris Puckett ... Cop (as Christopher M. Puckett)
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Storyline

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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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranormal Activity: The Oxnard Tapes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,343,611, 5 January 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,462,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,904,854
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first and only Paranormal Activity film to feature the Paramount opening logo. See more »

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When Oscar kills himself by crashing down on a car, if you play the clip in slow-motion - you can see the car start to implode before Oscar even makes contact with the car. See more »

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Hector Estrella: [flirting with girls] Can I get a kiss on the cheek? The thing is, my cheek is right above my testicles.
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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Paranormal Activity (2012) See more »

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High-Signing
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From a movie goer, not a fan-boy
27 January 2014 | by marcinitoSee all my reviews

First of all, allow me to stress that IMDb has been my reference point for years now - with its share of ups and downs. This time however, I felt like I need to say something, because the overall rating of this movie is a gross understatement.

Second of all, reading this you should keep in mind that I am no particular fan of the series. I have seen all the previous parts except for no.4 (I think), and as much as I appreciated them, I don't wear PA t-shirts, nor do I have PA posters hanging over my bed. This is a very solid series, with the first part being the obvious winner, but to rant The Marked Ones is a bit unjust.

I saw this movie last night at a cinema (which, I believe, is important). I won't attempt comparing it to the other films in the franchise, but it certainly provided some awesome chills. More importantly, there were some parts of the movie that kept me on the edge of my seat for minutes, not just for a moment. That is, I believe, what makes a successful horror movie. Plus I'm definitely not into torture- porn, but there is no gore in this one, which is great.

  • The story is neither super-original nor an obvious rip-off. - The "found footage" modus operandi works just fine throughout a movie, and - acting is believable enough to root for the characters.


The Marked Ones does not write genre history - nor does it boast with such ambitions. But if you're into some good chills, give it a shot. Don't believe everything people (including critics) write. Have an unbiased go at it and see for yourself. It's just another decent horror flick, not Blair Witch Project.


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