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A change of setting breathes some new life into the franchise, but Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones fails to provide enough consistent thrills to justify a fifth film in the series. Read critic reviews

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Teenagers Jesse (Andrew Jacobs) and Hector (Jorge Diaz) look forward to a carefree summer, but the murder of a neighbor leads to a terrifying encounter with the supernatural. After breaking into the neighbor's apartment, Jesse and Hector find a collection of ritualistic art and other bizarre items. Jesse takes a journal of occult writings and soon after finds a strange mark on his arm. His subsequent erratic behavior leads Jesse's friends and family to the realization that he is possessed.

Cast & Crew

Jorge Diaz
Hector
Carlos Pratts
Oscar Hernandez
Oren Peli
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Steven Schneider
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Gonzalo Amat
Cinematographer
Nathan Amondson
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Mary Lou Lim
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Critic Reviews for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (25) | Fresh (32) | Rotten (51)

  • This film is not scary, it's simply an exercise in waiting for a loud, ear piercing musical cue that forces us to be startled.

    April 23, 2015 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • There's no getting past the nonsense formality of taking that camera everywhere.

    January 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Yeah, this movie's a dog, but you can't blame the producers for strip-mining the same old fool-proof formula to death... and beyond.

    January 9, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The plot is a confusing, derivative mishmash of half-baked supernatural clichés, and the total absence of characterization makes it hard to care what happens.

    January 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The Marked Ones is like a supernatural Hardy Boys mystery, about a couple of amateur sleuths finding something to do during a slow summer.

    January 8, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The leads are appealing but the best scares will be familiar to anyone who has seen the previous films - or, for that matter, the trailer.

    January 6, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

  • Dec 21, 2015
    The Marked Ones stands as a sort of non-linear addition to the found footage saga of Paranormal Activity and attempts to explore the witchcraft theme deeper, following the same vein as PA3. It also adopts the same construct in the way that it is one of the strongest chapters of the series. It's one of three good films in a series of 5 (soon to be six). I think Paranormal Activity is a brilliant series personally and The Marked Ones adds benevolently to them. Whilst the jump-scares are slightly predictable and those that weren't thrilled by the efforts of the other films need not apply as there really isn't anything new here. If you enjoyed the first few then you'll definitely enjoy this one. It's also one of the more bizarre ones.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2015
    Is this claptrap still scary to anyone? The series has run its course which is highly evident within this boring, unscary slog. Rating: 38
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2015
    Having seen all the others, I wanted to see this one as well. Even though they added a new twist, it still felt very drawn out and boring.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2015
    Arguably the worst Paranormal Activity film. Definitely the worst acted. I am happy to see horror still getting made, but good horror this is not. Good anything this is not.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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