Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Trailer Has Been Released. Gregory Plotkin‘s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) movie trailer stars Nathan Brewer and Jay Hieron. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension‘s plot synopsis is yet to be released.
The trailer for the newest entry into Paranormal Activity franchise looks like a retread of set-ups we’ve seen before, callbacks to previous entries, and a horror movie too late for 2015. Don’t misunderstand me – this will most definitely make money. There are some wonderful moments when people realize a lazy, retrod horror movie is shit (like the recent Poltergeist remake failing abysmally at the box-office), but it seems that this franchise is thus far fail-safe.
I enjoyed the first film for what it achieved. A few people made an effective horror movie on a shoestring budget. I respect that, though I wasn’t particularly scared by the film. I therefore skipped the sequel, and tuned back in for Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) – which scared the shit out of me. I gained a newfound respect for the limitations set upon these films – it has to take place in a house, there’s a son or a daughter present, it must be found footage – since I was presented with new, creative ways to scare the audience.
This, however, does not pique my interest whatsoever. I’ve seen all of this before. “Experience Paranormal Activity in a way you never have before as the series comes to a shocking end”, Paramount says. “Never before” and “shocking end”. Sure. These films have become Universal Studios rides, of sorts. Rollercoasters you can get on for 80-some minutes, with plug-in-horror-clichés, where audiences can pretend that jump-scares are great.
The director – Gregory Plotkin – is a former editor of this franchise. It seems, to me, that he has an automated sense of how to make one of these movies, what parts go where, which plot beats should occur when. It doesn’t seem inspired, it seems mechanical, familiar, and boring.
Decide for yourself. Is this old VHS tapes gimmick played out? I think so. Have we seen a little girl communicate with the paranormal presence by herself already, in many other films, as well? Definitely. Are we tired of black clouds creeping up on people? I am. Am I glad that Paramount claims this will conclude the series? Thank God. Do I believe them? Nope.
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