Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | R | Horror
88 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Review


Using a special camera that can see spirits, a family must protect their daughter from an evil entity with a sinister plan.

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) is an American 3D found footage supernatural horror movie that is the sixth/final installment in the Paranormal Activity series. The movie had an estimated budget of $10 million and grossed over $26.2 million as of October 25, 2015. Director Gregory Plotkin (The Insider (1999), Fracture (2007), He’s Just Not That Into You (2009), Pay It Forward (2000)) failed upon executing the six installments. I am not sure whether to blame the director or screenwriters Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman, Adam Robitel, and Gavin Heffernan for a poor screenplay that appears effortless. The movie contains one minor sexual scene where nothing happens because of interruption, minor violence, bad language, a dragged on the storyline with plot holes, minor frightening scenes, and a surprise ending. The first few minutes and ending of the movie was the best part, everything in between was a dreadful watch where I kept on looking at the time.

The Ghost Dimension starts with a scene from Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) where Dennis’ spine was being crushed by a supernatural, mysterious force as Katie and Kristi were watching him. Grandma Lois ( Hallie Foote - Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), On Valentine’s Day (1986), Walking to the Waterline (1998)) takes Kristi and Katie upstairs. They went into a room where a man tells them about Toby and their importance to his plan. The movie then skips forward to twenty-five years later in the year 2013. Ryan Fleege (Chris J. Murray - Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009), El Cazador (2013)) and his family are getting ready to celebrate Christmas. The family received unexpected visitors with open arms. Ryan and Mike were decorating the house when Mike found an old box containing videos and little behold; the two adults watch the videos. The videos were from 1988 - 1992 with people practicing supernatural things with a man who appears sinister. The brothers notice that the females from the video appear to know that Ryan and Mike are looking at them - spooky. While they are doing that, Skylar sees Ryan’s younger daughter Leila ( Ivy George - Curse of the Slender Man (2014), 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016), Iszila (2015)) talking to Toby, her imaginary friend. Ryan found a camera in the box and decides to use it which enforce supernatural events to start occurring at their home. Ryan and Mike (Dan Gill - The Wedding Ringer (2015), Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015), Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003), Creative Control (2015)) notices that the camera picks up more than the usual camera can, like supernatural spiritual beings.

Ryan decides to leave the camera recording one night to see if anything strange occurs while they sleep, and he was in for a surprise the next morning. While viewing the record, he saw an oily looking black spirit being coming out from the ground and hovers over Leila for several hours. Ryan was scared out of his mind at that point but was even more scared after seeing Leila talking to it. They began to experience one supernatural event after another with dark figures threatening them. After a few events, Leila opened a doorway to another realm that she disappears. Fast forward and we see Skylar ( Olivia Taylor Dudley - Chernobyl Diaries (2012), Transcendence (2014), The Barber (2014)) puking blood that does something to Mike’s body. The ending of the movie was tragic, and another outcome would have been nice, but it is what it is!

I do not recommend this film to horror fans, even if you are a Paranormal Activity fan and feel that you have to see the last installment. The film was a daunting boring watch that needed more action, good special effects instead of average and needed to explained things/people background story. The special effects appeared as though they just did whatever to say there are special effects, and maybe the movie would have been better without it, just maybe. Overall, stay clear of the movie.

About Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension 2015

Title: Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Original Title: Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension
Year: 2015
Runtime: 88 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 20 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 20
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Maria Olsen, Mark Steger, Don McManus, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hallie Foote, Aiden Lovekamp, Doby Daenger, Ivy George, Jessica Tyler Brown, Chloe Csengery, Michael Krawic, Jay Hieron, Jae Bireley, Cara Pifko, Nathan Brewer, Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Dan Gill, Rebecca Larsen, Tracy Sorensen, Sabrina Culver
Writers: Jason Pagan, Andrew Deutschman, Adam Robitel, Gavin Heffernan, Brantley Aufill, Oren Peli
Director: Gregory Plotkin