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‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’: Did it scare you? (SPOILERS)

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Spoiler Alert: don’t read if you don’t want to know where at least one of the big jumps is coming in this flick! If you just can’t help yourself and want to read a complete plot spoiler for the entire movie, start to finish (we stopped ourselves about 3/4 of the way through), you can go here to The Movie Spoiler to read it.  If you do want to see Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (AKA Paranormal Activity 5) in the theater, you should probably catch it next weekend; it appears from box office reports (“appears” is the key word here) that it made the most money during the Thursday late-night sneak preview showings and thus may not be lingering in theaters all month. Then again, we didn’t think Insidious Chapter Two would last long in theaters, so what do we know?

Screen shot 2014-01-04 at 1.34.26 AMIt turns out there’s confusion out there over the ‘twist’ ending (the quotation marks are there because we don’t know what it is yet, and it seems like the phrase ‘twist ending’ is over-used/misused a lot these days, and WE will be the judge of if the ending to Paranormal Activity: The Marked ones is a REAL twist ending, thank you very much), so we even found an elaborate discussion of the ending explained here, including how it ties in with the other movies in the series (and some “Easter eggs” for the series). We do know there’s some kind of  {redacted} travel involved…

Originally posted on Inside Movies:

[ew_image url=”” credit=”” align=”left”]In general, people in theaters who shout things out during movies should be roasted in an auto-da-fé atop a giant burning pile of celluloid. But this rule doesn’t necessarily hold equally across all types of movies, and for some reason I tend to enjoy a bit of audience participation with my horror films in a way I wouldn’t enjoy someone yelling “Don’t go in there, dummy!” at Judi Dench in Philomena. Case in point, the original Paranormal Activity was one of the best moviegoing experiences of my life specifically because the audience was so lively. People were screaming, running up and down the aisles, and insulting the protagonists relentlessly, and it improved the experience tenfold. Especially when, immediately following the scene where the Ouija board burst into flames all on its own, a grown man ran out of the theater, never to be seen again, shouting…

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