“It’s probably just the wind.” No words more naïve than these have ever been spoken in a Paranormal Activity movie.
Recently released, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is the sixth installment of the Paranormal Activity series. Before seeing this film, it’s important to be familiar with the previous five (in this order): Paranormal Activity 3, 2, 1, The Marked Ones, 4 and finally The Ghost Dimension.
In this chapter, we’re introduced to a new family: Ryan, Emily and their six-year-old daughter Leila. This family is like any typical Paranormal family seen before – fun, care free and loving with a dad who’s all but obsessed with filming every moment of his family’s life. This time, we have additional side characters: Mike, Ryan’s brother, and Skyler, the believer-of-the-other-side in the group.
Over the course of a week, things turn spooky (as always) as Ryan begins to experiment with a mysterious camcorder found in a box filled with old videotapes. PA3-stars Katie and Kristie are seen in these films from the late 80’s, practicing and communicating with the entity named Toby, who now preys on little Leila.
In the Ghost Dimension, the filming is hand held, but with 3D shooting, viewers are enveloped in this other realm of floaty particles and the sound heard when you’re underwater, something fun and unsettling while sitting in a dark theater.
I loved that this movie, in comparison to the others, you were able to see the demon spirit for a majority of the movie, with more attacks coming straight at you with the help of not only 3D imaging, but literally not having to watch a pitch-black screen the whole time. The actors did a fine job performing like any non-superstitious people would act in this situation – doubtful and sarcastic.
I recommend this movie for people looking for a tamer Halloween event this weekend, but still gets you checking under your bed and on your walls for any unnoticed cult symbols like those just seen in theaters.