Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014

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The activity is back and has claimed a new victim. Jesse has been hearing horrifying sounds from his neighbor's apartment, but when he sets out to uncover their source, he encounters an ancient evil that won't rest until it's claimed his soul.

Starring:
Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz
Runtime:
1 hour 24 minutes

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Christopher Landon
Starring Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz
Supporting actors Gabrielle Walsh
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mitun on 4 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' is a supernatural horror film that released in 2014. It is the fifth installment in the Paranormal Activity film series. The film was met with a mixed response, however succeeded at the box-office and became a hit.

The plot revolves around two friends, Jesse Arista (Andrew Jacobs) and Hector Estrella (Jorge Diaz). They discover, after the death of a neighbor that Jesse has been marked by demonic witches for possession.

I have seen the previous four installments in the series and enjoyed all of them, a guilty pleasure they are. On this occasion, different tactics are employed, with success I must add. More emphasis is placed on the build up of suspense and tension as opposed to the normal false scares. There is a different fresh setting with a dash of humor that works. Last but not least, the performances of the lead actors come across as real adding an edge to the horror.

The sustained suspense and tension works wonders as the frights, which there aren't many compared to previous outings, become more effective. I found this feature to be more creepy than scary and still enjoyable. The film ends with a good twist.

The acting by the lead actors is the best I've seen in all outings. The characters seem real making the horror solid and spooky.

The direction by Christopher B. Landon makes the movie a cinematic offering than the normal strict found footage format. There is considerably less annoying amateur style camera work that always gives me a headache. His different approach has for me re-energized the franchise.

'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' is a horror event in the series that leaves a serious mark!
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By PMunkus on 23 Sep 2014
Format: Blu-ray
So please correct me if I'm wrong... but isn't the point of a horror film to invoke that feeling of dread into its viewers? To take you on a thrill ride of goose-pimples, involuntary yelps and cushions covering faces (when it get's really bad.) Well in my view that's what a good horror should do.

However this film really can't figure out what it's trying to do, let alone if it's trying to scare you or not.

It seems like the makers set out to do something a little different from the other P.A films and they should be commended for trying, but the result is a bastardised cross between [Rec] and Chronicle but nowhere near as good as either of them.

One of the main factors that let's this film down, is it's all filmed in the day, and horror 101 will tell you that nothing scary happens in the day. But seriously... this film is not even remotely scary, creepy, freaky or anything else... it is a bit amusing in parts and there's even the od laugh but after that there's nothing here at all to get stuck into.

My advice: re-watch the first one and leave it at that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton on 22 May 2014
Format: DVD
I guess it's kind of obvious but if you like the Paranormal Activity sequels so far (I do) then it's likely you'll enjoy this.

It takes a new set of characters, a younger Latin American crowd, and does something slightly different with the Paranormal Activity folklore, which ties into the previous films nicely. The style is a little different also, instead of the familiar static camera shots this is mainly a guys carrying a camera and filming EVERYTHING they do sort of style. It worked for me, bringing a bit of freshness to the storyline.

There's the usual creepiness and enough jumpy moments to satisfy. Decent stuff and worth 80 minutes of your time.
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 19 Jan 2014
Format: Blu-ray
This latest installment I found to be the least in the series. Kids graduate and start filming everything, attempting to show us Hispanics know nothing about filming. After Oscar kills Anna, and everyone seems to know this but the cops, our group of film makers break into her place so they can get their fingerprints at the crime scene and steal her book of demonic doorways. Later Jesse, talks to a Simon game, because Ouija boards are so passe. It seems the same possessed Chihuahua has bitten Jesse as Oscar. At some point in time they opt to tie the series all together by filming poorly lit scenes with people screaming and a camera going through a jerking motion, enough to cause inner ear sickness.

Oh yes, the acting sucked too. Sick a fork in it. It's done.

Parental Guide: F-bombs. Nudity?
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Format: Blu-ray
These movies appear to just get worse as the sequels progress. `Paranormal
activity: The marked ones` is nothing really to do with the other previous films.
This one takes place in Latino California, among a group of schoolkids.

Jesse is a school graduate living in a rough neighborhood who discovers
he is a part of the curse... Can his friends save him?

It starts off pretty well, but gets really far fetched. The camera work is the shoddiest
and shakiest yet... The ending is one of those "What the fu**" sort of ones...

I would say if you are a fan see it just for a rental... If not avoid!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Loved the first two Paranormal Activity films. Three wasn't quite as good and four lacked impact all together. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is a return to form. Set in a Latin American community, we follow the journey of 18 year old Jesse and his friends, as Jesse slowly seems to gain unusual powers but loses control of his mind to demonic possession. A must see for anyone who liked the original and it's sequel.
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