Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

After hitting a few different genres over the past few days, I decided to venture back into the paranormal / occult for my viewing pleasure. While there are a ton of movies out there that would fill that craving, I decided to venture back into the Paranormal Activity franchise for their latest installment, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.

Plot/ Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, soon Jessie finds he has been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it is only a matter of time before he is completely under its control.

I honestly did not expect much from this one as the Paranormal Activity franchise has been trending downward for some time. However, after reading the tag and watching a preview, I decided to give it a shot. What I found was an interesting mixture and a decent attempt at rebooting the franchise. While to storyline differs in some ways from the rest of the series, there are enough points and similarities to connect the dots. I did like the coven aspect being brought forth. Yes, some of the acting is uneven, some of the moments feel cliché, and there is really nothing new, but that was expected. In the end, this one was better than part four, but it was far from great. Sure, it has some entertaining moments, but not enough to make me crave another installment.


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