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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES

If you thought four films flogging the same concept was too much, think again.

Cue Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, the franchise’s fifth and latest ‘found-footage’ film that is so bad it’s almost good.

Writer/director Christopher Lander portrays two friends who have just graduated from high school and have to contend with a strange curse. The boys are avid filmmakers and so enthusiastic that they manage to film everything on their GoPro in amazingly professional detail. This includes kids with jinxes to people running through dungeons in the dark.

While the scary scenes are textbook to a tee, there are some genuinely comical moments spliced throughout the story.

Sometimes chilling, often funny and entirely inauthentic, only for audiences who can forgive themselves for laughing instead of screaming in the film’s climactic scene. (RG)

*1/2

BY RHYS GARD

 

 

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