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

Director:

Christopher Landon

Writers:

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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Once Marked It Is Already Too Late

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

This is the only film in the franchise that does not feature a camera POV on its poster. See more »

Goofs

During the beginning of the film, Jesse tests out his GoPro. Although GoPro can record sound along with videos, there are few limitations on sound quality. Here the few scenes that the camera is in use, the audio sounds high quality and there are no noises coming from the camera when it's moved around. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The Paramount opening credit is shown having glitches like when demon presence get caught by the video camera See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version has an extra 17 minutes of footage incorporated into the film; half of it being humorous. See more »

Connections

References Mystic River (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Gang Battles
Written by Kevin Brandon and Gehovanni Flores
Courtesy of The Music Collective
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Coming from a huge fan of only the first PA movie
4 January 2014 | by youngster50See all my reviews

The first PA movie was a surprise hit that made millions out of its miniscule budget which led to several sequels that were both average and disappointing especially the fourth one which was made so lazily that its sole purpose was to make a quick cash-grab.

I expected this to be another average PA film but was surprised to see how well it was made. If you are not a fan of found-footage films which has recently become a huge trend, then obviously this movie will do nothing for you. The typical static camera shots of spontaneous noises and random things moving from the previous movies are gone now which is a good thing since there's only so much they can do with that. It takes place in a new setting with new characters and a lot more humor is added in this time. The protagonists were likable and not annoying and acted competently.

However, the good always comes with the bad but not too many. The film does nothing new or original but it wasn't as big a problem for me since the film was effectively made. Some of the scenes involving Latino gangs were too stereotypical and unnecessary but other than that, the movie didn't have too many flaws.

All I'm going to say without spoiling anything is that the last 20 minutes of the film will truly scare you with a huge twist at the end that will obviously not be explained further until the confirmed PA 5 comes out this October. I really thought this franchise was sealing its fate after the fourth one but The Marked Ones gives fresh opportunities for the filmmakers to indulge in. If you are a fan of the PA films excluding the fourth one and are unsure about whether you want to spend money to see this film, my recommendation is go see it without a doubt. I got my money's worth. :)


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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

Gross USA:

$32,462,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,894,962
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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