By THOMAS BOND, Oklahoma City Horror Movie Examiner
(as published on Examiner.com)
“All the activity has led to this.”
At least that’s what the posters say. But what exactly have three movies about paranormal things that occur while we sleep led to? “Paranormal Activity 4″ doesn’t say.
The latest installment of the scare-a-minute franchise brings back directors Joost and Schulman, who breathed new life into the franchise with “Paranormal Activity 3″, but who seem to have run out of air here. Sure, their new film is scary enough and still retains a more personal touch than the first two films, but it lacks any significant contributions to the building universe of the franchise.
“PA4″ brings us to present day Nevada and introduces a whole new family (read: victims). The married couple with a teenage girl and a little adopted boy soon begin taking care of another little boy from across the street after his mom has an accident and goes to the hospital. This new boy is creepy. Damien from “The Omen” has nothing on this little guy. Soon enough, strange things begin to happen at the house. Chandeliers crashing inexplicably, knives plunging themselves into marble counter tops, doors opening and closing, and a virtuoso scene involving a running car and a seemingly inescapable garage…
(Read the full review and watch the trailer here, at Examiner.com)