“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” Review: Average January Horror Fair

"Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" Review: Average January Horror Fair

Maybe I should see the first four?

I have to admit The Marked Ones is the first film in the franchise that I have seen. As the fifth installment I realize I am pretty late to the party, but I think this allowed me to enjoy the spinoff more than seasoned PA viewers. I have nothing to compare it too except other found footage horror movies like Blair Witch (obviously a better film).

The Marked Ones was just a fun movie for me. A horror popcorn flick (if that even exists) I really enjoyed watching because of the comedy and due to interesting street gang interactions with witches and possession. Seeing high profile gang members take their machine guns and shotguns to attack paranormal activity isn’t a normal occurrence. In addition, seeing a classic color memory game used to speak to another realm had some of the best moments in the film.

With a $5 million budget and almost $80 million in revenue, I think The Marked Ones isn’t even close to the last installment in the series. Especially when it actually may be worth spending $3 at a movie house that plays movies that have been in theaters for awhile.

Overall, the film is nothing more than average January fair for horror fans to enjoy while award season movies light up indie theaters and multiplexes everywhere. I can’t speak for its quality compared to previous installments, but it is worth going to see it with someone if you want to playfully cower in fear.


Critically: 4.5/10

Personally: 5.5/10

By: Jonny Havey | Editor-in-Chief


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Categories: Jonny Havey, Movies, Reviews


A few years ago I founded the companies Mile High Movie Reviews, LLC and Mile High Pictures, LLC and have decided that it is time to let it go and move to bigger and better horizons. I have always been about taking the next step, and that is why you are here. I am now the founder, CEO, Producer and Editor-in-Chief of Vlizz Entertainment and hope to lead a very talented staff to success. I’ve been passionate about film ever since I saw Peter Jackson’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” (2001) and have found a love for the creativity and the business behind the industry. I am a double major in Accounting and Film Studies and Production at the University of Denver (DU) and am applying for my MBA. I will also be working towards getting my CPA license in the next few years. I have been involved in the online entertainment journalism industry since August 2010 and am excited for how social media is paving its future. My goal is to redefine the film and entertainment industry by combining my cinematic creative passion with an extensive knowledge of business, finance and most importantly accounting.

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2 Comments on ““Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” Review: Average January Horror Fair”

  1. September 23, 2014 at 7:05 AM #

    Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
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  2. Glo
    January 27, 2014 at 9:05 AM #

    Thanks for the info. I won’t b seeing this movies, because I am not a horror movie fan.

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