Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4

Paranormal Activity 4

The Paranormal Activity series returns to a contemporary setting and another house of unwitting victims who go about documenting creepy goings-on. This time it's a teenage girl and her Skype boy pal who are convinced strange things are happening involving her younger brother and his odd new friend.

The directors of Catfish and Paranormal Activity 3 return with this fourth instalment to the horror found-footage franchise which picks up five years after PA2. Teenager Alex (Kathryn Newton) and her boyfriend Ben (Matt Shively) keep in touch with their phones and over Skype, both devices document the occult events that start when Katie (Katie Featherston from the other PA films) and her little boy move in across the street. Soon Alex's house is rigged with hidden cameras and an X-Box Kinect that combine to capture another batch of increasingly paranormal activity.

2012Rating: M, contains violence, offensive language & horror88 minsUSA
Horror
Director:
Henry JoostAriel Schulman ('Paranormal Activity 3', 'Catfish')
Writer:
Zack EstrinOren Peli
Cast:
Katie FeatherstonBrady Allen

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Paranormal Activity 4 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Less reliant on slow-burn suspense and larded with fake-out jump scares, this is the first sequel in the series that fails to advance the overall mythology in any meaningful way.

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Total Film

Total Film

Aside from the usual self-slamming doors and flying bodies, there are enough creepy kids and hiding knives to distract from a plot that’s increasingly mobile yet running on the spot.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This film's strong suit is that it finally feels contemporary.

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IGN

IGN

The film does deliver on scares, and at a time when so few Hollywood horrors succeed on that front, we should [be] grateful for the consistency of the Paranormal Activity films.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This once-innovative series rolls on without much regard for either plot or character development.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Catfish pair Joost and Ariel Schulman keep the franchise firmly on track with a satisfyingly scary fourth instalment.

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