Written October 13, 2015
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 March 03, 2015
Another year, another Paranormal Activity. This one follows the same tried-and-true formula for creating suspense. But the cat's out of the bag for this one. You almost expect all the scary moments, as they all are taken from previous Paranormals. Still the movie uses lighting and sound well to create the perfect atmosphere for a fright. The coolest aspect of it is how it uses an Xbox Kinect and a night vision camera. The night vision camera picks up the tracking dots that the Kinect uses to track movement, so just imagine the possibilities. All in all, not the scariest or the best Paranormal Activity. But if you like them, you'll at least enjoy this somewhat. Otherwise, don't waste ten bucks on ever increasing movie tickets.
Written July 31, 2015
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 22, 2015
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.
Written May 04, 2015
My wife and I don't get to see movies very often, and she really wanted to see a scary movie. So we went to Paranormal Activity 4, and she has yet to see her scary movie. This movie, like the others, draws out for almost an hour before anything interesting happens, and even then it is disappointing.
No major activity.
Deaths were VERY unoriginal and uneventful, serious? Snapped neck and fall from ceiling? Really?
The ending, oh it gets worse they have really ruined this block of movies for good!