Halloween is near and it is the time of year when people are looking for something scary to watch. There are lots of subgenres of horror movies but one of the most used one in recent times is the found footage genre.
The Blair Witch Project started the trend and now movies of its kind are starting to run themselves to the ground. One of the franchises that are ready to put the final nail in its coffin is Paranormal Activity. The movies that are part of this series are not really that scary.
In 2009, Katie (Katie Featherston) and her nephew went missing. Nobody knows where they are until 2011 when Paranormal Activity 4 is released. We find out that Katie and Hunter have left Carlsbad, California.
Then another found footage feature a new family, mother Holly (Alexondra Lee), father Doug (Stephen Dunham), teenage daughter Alex (Kathryn Newton) and six year old son (Wyatt Aiden Lovekamp). Alex’s boyfriend Ben (Matt Shively) usually records their online chats.
Then one night, their neighbor is brought to the hospital and the son, Robbie (Brady Allen), has to stay with them for a couple of days. Then all hell breaks loose at the house and everything points out to Robbie and his mother.
Directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost return after successfully turning Paranormal Activity 3 bearable to watch. But Paranormal Activity 4 features a lot of neck snapping that makes it too tedious to watch.
One thing that makes Paranormal Activity 4 tolerable is its humor courtesy of the character Ben. The father also finds it funny how technologically advanced kids are at present. But then again it can’t mask the finale, which you might have guessed, features lots of neck snapping. It also has drug-induced levitating ghost rape that is unintentionally funny.