I'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link]

Clio: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 5/5 stars. IMDB: 8.6/10.
The native public rating for this movie is: Netflix: 3.0/5 stars, IMDB: 4.6/10.

CAROLYN’S THOUGHTS: Better than the last one. Very creepy. They didn’t beat around the bush, that escalated pretty quickly. But then I’d be like “Get the fuck outta here” sooner than they did. And you slept with your daughter one night and creepy shit happened, and so you don’t sleep with her the next night? But overall, it was good. The franchise overall is good, too.

CLIO’S THOUGHTS: The last one, Paranormal Activity 5, had a lot of shakycam, which people won’t like. I don’t care about that very much, but it did seem like they were trying to get on the Cloverfield bandwagon a bit more with the last one. This returns more to the fixed camera formula used in Paranormal Activity 1, Paranormal Activity 2, Paranormal Activity 3, and Paranormal Activity 4. So it feels more authentic to the franchise. It also links the story together a bit more.

The Paranormal Activity movies follow an almost Saw-like formula of successive retconning. And I like that. I look forward to the next one.

RECOMMENDATION: If the last Paranormal Activity movie made you want to abandon the franchise, this one is better.


Directed by Gregory Plotkin.
Written by Jason Pagan (Project Almanac), Andrew Deutschman (Project Almanac), Adam Robitel, Gavin Heffernan, Brantley Aufill, Jason Pagan (Project Almanac) & Andrew Deutschman (Project Almanac).

Chris J. Murray as Ryan.
Brit Shaw as Emily.
Ivy George (Krampus) as Leila.
Dan Gill (The Wedding Ringer, 1 ep of The Office) as Mike.
Olivia Taylor Dudley (Transcendence, uncredited in The Dictator, uncredited in Walk Hard, 1 ep of Arrested Development) as Skyler.
Chloe Csengery (Paranormal Activity 3,5) as Katie.
Jessica Tyler Brown (Paranormal Activity 3,5) as Kristi.
Don McManus (The Maze Runner, National Treasure, The Onion Movie, Ocean’s Thirteen, Magnolia, 2 eps of 24) as Kent.
Michael Krawic (Legally Blonde 2, 3 eps of In Living Color, 1 ep of Malcolm In The Middle, 1 ep of Lois & Clark) as Father Todd.
Hallie Foote (Paranormal Activity 3,5) as Grandma Lois.
Aiden Lovekamp (Paranormal Activity 4) as Hunter Rey.
Cara Pifko (6 eps of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 4 eps of Better Call Saul) as Laura.
Mark Steger (I Am Legend, uncredited in Men In Black 2) as Tobi.

This is the first (only) one not to have Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity 1-5) as Katie.Mood: good
Music: INXS – Suicide Blonde