Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Review

Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 10.12.47 PM      Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the next episode and hopefully the final chapter in this series of found footage horror films. A film where we get to observe slaves being forced by the plot to realize actions it requires, a film that follows the same formula as those that preceded it, a film that manages to ruin what was scary about the first one, the fact that you don’t see the demon, the imagination, instead we get a not-terribly acted film with a bundle of jump-scares to continuously startle you, some weird concepts of clairvoyance and time-travel, re-watching the third one (but on a smaller screen this time), and seeing the demon as the CGI mess that it is. All that said, I didn’t hate myself for wasting moments of my life I will never regain once this movie ended, maybe it was the fact that I finally knew this franchise had ended or that my precognitions about how bad this movie walking in were at an all time low, nevertheless, I did not hate this movie. Sure I found it offensive to the horror genre, it saddens me that this is considered horror and that films such as The Babadook and It Follows are being overlooked, but my standards walking in were so low and since I already know the formula to any of the films in this franchise, I knew what I was getting into and so, I tried to make the best out of it. Actually, thats something that extremely bothered me about this one, the formulaic nature of it, the way it tries to connect to the other films in the franchise when it really shouldn’t, that and the title, which simply feels like a way to cover the fact that this like the millionth entry in the franchise. In the end, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is exactly what you expect, plus a really disappointing finale for a final chapter, ranking it at a 38 out of 100.

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