The six-film series of ‘Paranormal Activity’ is one of the most debated franchise ever. It did start a new era, the era of the found footage flicks but on the other hand, it is one of the most disliked horrors by the geeks. Most of these movies are intended to be money-churners. ‘Paranormal Activity’ films could be called the safest bet in terms of revenue. They are made on an extremely minimal production cost. They cater to a section of the audience, the audience on whom they can count to show up at the Movies every time a film from their franchise pops up.
In purely cinematic terms, the franchise isn’t a complete null. Due credit has to be given to the makers. These films need good cinematography, perfect sound effects and the necessary amount of horror to keep the audience hooked. And on the minimal budget, ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies do a good job in serving their audience what they need. Hence, for those fans among you, I rank all the movies in the ‘Paranormal Activity’ film series. Here is the list of all ‘Paranormal Activity’ films ranked in order from worst to best.
6. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015)
This starts with the end of ‘Paranormal Activity 3’ (which by the way is easily one of the best movies of the franchise). It’s 1988 Santa Rosa, California. Dennis is killed. Grandma Lois leads Kristi and Katie upstairs to Kent, another disciple of Tobi. They are told that there will be another. Some 25 years later, Ryan and Emily are the new homeowners with their young daughter Leila. Friend Skyler is visiting. Also, Uncle Mike arrives after a bad breakup. They find an old camera and videotapes left from the previous homeowner. The camera has an unusual effect. The tapes are somewhere around twenty years old and the people seem to be interacting with the present day world.
This is the point where the franchise becomes tiresome. Honestly, I barely remembered some of the previous movies while I was watching this one. The story is not too exciting. It’s nice to tie this back to the earlier films though. ‘The Ghost Dimension’ faces many of the same problems as other horrors. There has to be a reason for the family to stay so long in the house. They do call in Father Todd but it’s not enough. It’s the same and it’s old. At some point, the franchise needs to be blown up or it needs to end. The problem is that these films are relatively easy to make, and somebody will make another one in the future.
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