‘Paranormal Activity’ Did ‘The Marked Ones’ Deliver on the Scares?

Promotional Poster for "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones". Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Promotional Poster for “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”.
Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Sometimes, when a film has undergone so many different sequels, the story starts to get deluded and fades into oblivion causing people to wonder why they ever spent their hard earned money on a ticket. Thankfully, this is not the case with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.

This is not your traditional Paranormal Activity film. The activity is not contained within one family, nor is it confined within one structure.

Another thing that I have noticed, without giving too much away, slowly but surely, the activity has been happening more and more during the day, so you can’t even find solace in the daylight. Also, the activity has become much more malevolent. Don’t get me wrong, Katie murdering Micah in the original Paranormal Activity film was pretty malevolent, but you know what I mean.

Rather than play on the cheesiness that is some supernatural thrillers, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones takes you back to the basics of what it is to be scared. Simple things like the monster hiding in the darkness and the things that go bump in the night. Or the occasional thing dropping out of the sky when you least expect it.

The Marked Ones, directed by Christopher B. Landon, follows the story of Jesse, his friends and his family. Jesse, who just graduated high school, is getting ready to begin his life in the real world when things start to go horribly wrong; and it all starts with the strange lady downstairs.

Her name is Anna. All of the kids in the neighborhood consider her to be some sort of a bruja; which is a Spanish word for a witch. All kinds of strange things happen in her apartment at night. However, it all starts to get worse the moment that she turns up dead.

This is where things all start to go horribly wrong.

If you were a fan of the original Paranormal Activity movies, or even if you are just jumping into them now, there are plenty of terrifying twists and turns and some pretty well orchestrated scares in The Marked Ones.

Is it worth the money to go see it in the theater; definitely. However, unless you are one of those who are not scared of anything, I would go see it in the daytime.

The film stars Andrew Jacobs as Jesse and Jorge Diaz as his best friend Hector. The film also stars Gabrielle Walsh, Renee Victor, Noemi Gonzalez, and more.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is in theaters now.

Topics: Horror, Movie Review, Movies, Paramount Pictures, Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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