Written May 23, 2017
I was introduced to the PA series when a friend and I went to see 3 last year. I was so scared my legs were weak and literally kept giving out from underneath me as I tried walking out of the theater, tripping over my feet all the way out to the car. Security laughed at us.
After recovering, I got up the nerve to watch them all at home and was not disappointed with the previous 2 releases. I couldn't wait for 4 to come out.
I went to the sneak peek showing, and couldn't have been more disappointed. You get startled a couple times, but never scared. It was extremely predictable and the ways the people were killed weren't even worth the time spent watching.
Even worse- I got to see this movie for FREE and it was still this huge of a disappointment.
The people in charge of this franchise have quite obviously checked out. Don't waste your money OR your time.
Written April 26, 2017
After watching the credits, I realized what was missing - the original writers. Continuity was not good. First 30% took too long to establish basic storyline. Middle was muddy, and ending was not really good. No establishment of who/what was happening across the street. Too much about the teens. Way too much about the little boy w/o really establishing anything. Was clever to see tools used in ghost hunting tv shows, used to trick the eyes, etc. The over the top zombie style makeup at the end was just too much. This episode diverted way too much from the original three. If there is a #5, needs to go back to the original blueprint. They were winners. This one finished way back in the pack. ;-(
Written July 28, 2016
CLEARLY the worst in the series. I have a real love/hate relationship with this series. The only one i actually ENJOYED was 3. Now that said........ WTF!!!! They never actually explained why they are taping everything. The quality of film was movie quality. UMMMM isnt this supposed to be video in a continuing "found" video franchise? It's poorly written and poorly laid out. I liked the last one alot and REALLY wanted to like this one. It's borderline slasher flick stupid. Frankly I'm a bit sick of the bait n switch the showing you scenes not even in the movie. WEAK!!!!! If I were you I'd wait until its in Redbox or free on Netflix. If you have to see it take a date. Maybe she's easy to scare and at least you'll get some cuddling out of it.
Also let me save you some time DO NOT hunt around the screen for something to happen like in previous movies. You dont need to search the corners. Movie is about half over before you really see anything "ghostly"
Written July 23, 2016
Like all other paranormal activity movies this one is slow for first half and then then rest scares the heck out of you. You might want to bring a change of underwear!
Written January 19, 2017
There was absolutely no plot and pretty much everything was left unsettled... I honestly think 3 was pushing it but this was just terrible. There weren't as many scares and the way they tied it in to the others was absolutely stupid.Don't waste your time or money. Wait for red box.