Synopsis: Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan. – IMDB
Tagline: Every secret will be revealed.
Release Date: 2015-1023 | MPAA Rating: R | Coolthulhus Earned: 3
Trailer: Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension
Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension Review
Let’s be honest, I knew going into Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension that it was going to be bad. It was just a matter of determining how bad it was. Past the first one, they’ve pretty much all sucked. Anyways, I enhanced my bravery via adult beverage, popped it in, and prepared for jump scares galore.
Well, it looks like they actually spent more than 150 on special effects and did some stuff that didn’t involve green screen/wires. That’s cool. However, it is ridiculously formulaic. To the point you could pinpoint every time something was going to happen, AND what was going to happen with a large degree of accuracy. Not only did it follow the same basic line (I can’t even call it a plot with a straight-face), but it also had the guts to try to step it up a notch by introducing a priest doing his voodoo (well, Catholic-oo) around the house. Betcha can’t guess how that ended.
I was almost tempted to count the number of jump scares the movie contained, but figured that would be kind of mean, considering that’s what these line of movies is famous for. Let’s just say, there were plenty. Still, I can’t hate too much on it. I mean, I willingly rented it even though I knew it was going to be bad. That says something. Plus, there were so many chances for my partner and I to snark at the screen that it had to qualify as at least mildly entertaining.
It’s nothing new, it’s not even bad enough to fall into the ‘so bad it’s good’ category, but it is not without it’s merits. I mean, it’s probably at least a little bit better than 2 and 3. Not that that takes much, mind you. Anyways, on a lighter note, I watched the first one again last night. IT still holds up well!