Paranormal Activity was made on a budget of roughly $5million and over the weekend it managed to bring in an impressive $18.2 million landing at #2 in the box office and beating out The Hobbit Desolation of Smaug. It was beaten by the family friendly FROZEN.
Overall the Paranormal Activity film Franchise has made over $755million at the box office and the latest installment continues to draw in fans it would seem.
Two of our writers saw the film and they had completely different reactions to it. Something that is common on our site since we all have such diverse tastes towards horror. Jason McDonald reviewed the film and said quote;
I know that this series can be extremely divisive in the horror community. If you’ve hated all of the previous Paranormal Activity films, then there’s nothing I can say that would convince you to see this one. However, if you’ve been a fan of the series since the beginning then I have no problem saying that this is one of the best “Paranormal Activity” films yet.
The scares are a bit formulaic and not as creative as previous entries, but the overall package has reignited my love for a series that I was ready to write off after the fourth installment. – read the review
Flay Otters take was quite different after he saw Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones. He writes;
The Paranormal Activity series really boils down to, in my mind, the concessions afforded by the viewer to each film for the gaps in logic and reliance on spook-house gimmicks to scare the audience.
On the first item, if you watch enough horror movies (of all types) you get to a point where you often have a conversation with yourself about what is ‘acceptable’. That is to say, what you’ll willingly overlook whether it be plot holes or budget or acting or effects or bad dialogue to then settle in and enjoy the thing. Sometimes this is easier said than done and a film’s faults far outweigh its positives and it is a no-go.
So is Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones better than the fourth installment? Absolutely. Is it the best in the series? No. It is worth your time? That all comes down to what you’re willing to ignore and what you’re willing to not try to think about too much. – read the review
Did you see the film? What did you think of it?