Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) Movie Review

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

2014 | R | Horror, Thriller
84 minutes /

User Score: 60/100

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Review


When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.

I couldn’t wait to see this movie and it was truly because of the amazing trailer I saw. It was worth the wait and I will see it again. I must say if you are a fan of Paranormal Activity franchise one through four then you will be happy to see Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones because it answers so many questions/events from the first films. This movie also contains more gore than the previous ones.

Director Christopher Landon outdid himself with this movie. He executed this horror movie tremendously well. He also directed Only Child in 1996, Burning Palms in 2010 and Making the Video which is a television documentary in 1999. He may not have directed much and he may be young but I appreciated what he did with this chapter of Paranormal Activity.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is about an ordinary teenager named Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) who is marked by a demon. The demon is the same demon who tortured Kristie and Katie in previous Paranormal Activity movies. Jesse and Hector (Jorge Diaz - Grand Theft Auto V, Love Concord, Filly Brown) are friends who gets into shenanigans in their urban gang neighborhood everyday according to the first 20 minutes of the horror film. Jesse and Hector went to their murdered neighbor’s apartment and found creepy/scary spiritual black magic things. After a few events, Jesse learns that he is a "marked one" and has a spirit watching over him and also that he has supernatural powers that makes him immune to damage and makes him faster and stronger.

The movie has a lot of humor in it which made it enjoyable to watch. Hector and Jesse is the comedians in this movie, so when there wasn’t comedy, there was suspense and thrills. Its a movie that has everything that I enjoy.

I got emotionally connected to the actors and felt sorrow for them when something bad happens. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones contains nude scenes (a naked woman painting with blood on another naked woman), violence, lots of gore, profanity, drug use, and creepy little girls with no eyes who so terrified me.

I was actually sitting on the edge of my seat for the entire movie because the jump out of your seat scares are very unpredictable which makes it an awesome movie for horror fans. The ending (last twenty minutes) of this movie is so unpredictable, I did not and would not of guessed it. I cannot wait for Paranormal Activity 5 (releasing in theaters this October 24, 2014) because of the ending of this scary movie.

Andrew Jacobs (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) is his first movie and Angel of Death is in post production to be released in 2014.

About Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014

Title: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
Original Title: Paranormal Activity: The Oxnard Tapes
Year: 2014
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 180 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 180
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Brian Steele, Kimberly Ables Jindra, Katie Featherston, Hallie Foote, Eddie J. Fernandez, Jessica Tyler Brown, Chloe Csengery, Micah Sloat, Eddie Perez, Meredith Eaton, Gabrielle Walsh, Molly Ephraim, Noemi Gonzalez, David Saucedo, David Fernandez Jr., Joey Anaya, Wallis Barton, Chris Puckett, Crystal Santos, Frank Salinas, Emely von Oest, Hector Luis Bustamante, Silvia Curiel, Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Rodrigo Vera, Catherine Toribio, Renee Victor, Maralyn Facey, Julian Works
Writers: Christopher Landon, Oren Peli
Director: Christopher Landon

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