Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension : Movie Review

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Oren Peli defied the odds with his 2009 debut feature, "Paranormal Activity," a $15,000-budgeted found-footage fright flick that became a breakout phenomenon based on its viral "Demand It!" theatrical campaign while earning the kind of word-of-mouth rarely seen since 1999's "The Blair Witch Project." Fast becoming one of the most profitable films of all time (earning over $193-million worldwide), a new horror franchise was birthed just as the annual "Saw" pics were losing their luster. Six years and five sequels later, the "Paranormal Activity" installments have followed Jigsaw's suit, fading within pop-culture's fickle, here-and-now consciousness. Sensing it is time to wrap things up, Paramount Pictures and Blumhouse Productions aim to conclude their lucrative demonic spookathon with "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension." While the story reaches something of a conclusion (albeit a singularly ho-hum one), do not expect it to fill in all the remaining gaps of the previous films' twisted mythos. If this is the best that could be concocted for a grand finale, this series would have been wise to end about three movies ago.

While putting up Christmas decorations with visiting brother Mike (Dan Gill), Ryan (Chris Murray) happens upon a bulky, '80s-era camcorder and a box filled with videocassettes. There is something odd about this still-functional camera, however, the lens seeming to capture manifestations not seen by the naked eye. Soon after, Ryan and wife Emily (Brit Shaw) grow concerned by 7-year-old daughter Leila's (Ivy George) withdrawn demeanor and change in personality. Leila sees someone named Toby lurking in the house, and knows it is only a matter of time before he takes her away. If Ryan and Emily have any chance of saving their daughter, they will need to figure out a way to stop the demonic forces haunting them.

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