‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ scares no one

This movie was always going to be trash, the only reason to see it was to find out if the series could salvage something. 

“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” directed by Gregory Plotkin and starring Chris J. Murray and Brit Shaw, ends a terrible series with an awful installment.

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In this movie, a couple and their daughter move into the house from the second film and soon realize they are not alone and their daughter is in line to be used by a malicious, demonic presence. 

This series has never been good.

The original film was decent, if not just OK. From there, the movies only worsened to the point where the penultimate “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” jumped the shark and added time travel.

Given the chance to redeem the entire series, this film does not make the cut. 

“The Ghost Dimension” has to make-up for five iterations of no answers and little to no mythology that makes it an expository mess.

The number of times characters spend explaining the ridiculous situation they are in is baffling. It slows down the entire flow and exhausts any viewer.

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This series in general relies on jump scares — the laziest tactic to frighten someone — and this film is no different. It seems like every five seconds a ghost is jumping out for no reason.

Eventually the cheap scares become laughable and you focus on that more than the actual movie.  

The only redeemable quality lands on the random pieces of funny dialogue. It is not ironically funny, it is barely hilarious in an actual, natural way.

But a few random bits of good dialogue does not save this garbage.

It would have been more entertaining for the demons to possess me than watch this film.

Stars: 1 out of 5. 

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