Reel Watchers: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" is the fifth installment of the film series, this one detailing the life (and destruction) of a young man named Jesse.

After Jesse reaches his eighteenth birthday, strange and horrific things begin to happen. Jesse and his friends discovers that he has been marked for possession by a demonic spirit. As the time of the final possession ritual grows closer, Jesse's behavior becomes more erratic and dangerous.

Soon Jesse's friends and family begin to fear for their lives, not only from supernatural entities but from Jesse himself. Jesse's friends attempt to save him and themselves from the demonic entity. Can Jesse be saved or will he, like many others in this franchise, be lost to the demon?

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is a spin-off from the original Paranormal Activity films. However, it does connect back to both the first and third in the series. This film gives the audience a little more insight and explanation into events that happened in previous movies.

Some details will be difficult to understand for audience members new to this franchise.

This film does have its scream-out-loud moments. However, as the number of spin-offs in this franchise increases, the aspects of what made the first movies so terrifying seem to decrease. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones lacks the spine chilling yet subtle scary moments that made Paranormal Activity such a cult hit.

If you are a fan of the franchise or love horror movies, you will enjoy Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. However, if you are simply looking for a great horror movie to watch, I would suggest the original "Paranormal Activity" for a good scare.

Out of four miners, I give "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" two miners.