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Year : 2012 Director : Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Running Time : 88 Genre :
Movie review score
2.5/5

What’s it about?
It has been five years since the disappearance of Katie and Hunter, and a suburban family witness strange events in their neighborhood when a woman and a mysterious child move in.

What did we think?
Having played every one of their suspense tricks in the first three instalments, the Paranormal Activity franchise takes a different tack in the fourth by turning it into a game. With viewers now expecting subtle movement in the peripheries, the makers taunt us with long shots to get the audience guessing what (if anything) will happen. Surprisingly it works well especially with a few added laughs.

Nowhere near as scary as any of the first three, it’s an okay addition but doesn’t auger well for a fifth.

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