The Editing Room Takes On “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” (The Abridged Script)


Hey, I found a box of tapes from “Paranormal Activity 3”. Maybe we could get some answers to one of the franchise’s many unsolved questions.


Both BOYS collapse into PEALS OF LAUGHTER.


(wiping tears from eyes)

Ha ha ha. Oh Andrew, that was a good one. Andrew? Andrew where did you go? Andrew? Andrew? I ask because no teenager calling out for their friend in a dark and abandoned area ever gets ambushed in a horror movie.


Maybe if I put the camera right up to this bead curtain. I’m sure nothing will jump out at-





-Excerpt from The Abridged Script of PA:TMO , written by Lachlan R.

We haven’t seen the movie yet (but will shuffle out feet while looking down at the floor and admit we’ll rent the DVD when it’s out… which probably won’t be a gigantic wait), however, we can assure you this is one of the funnier scripts for a horror movie from The Editing Room that we’ve read in several months.  Oh, I doubt this will be a big issue for most people, but if you haven’t seen the movie yet, plan to, and don’t want the entire movie spoiled for you (I kept hearing that the ‘twist’ ending was the best part…meh), don’t read the script till you see it.

Otherwise? Click on the big ole’ link below to read the abridged script, and have a good laugh:

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones: The Abridged Script  – The Editing Room.


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

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…

Film Review: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’

We’re on the fence about this… there’s not as much of a marketing push as usual (whether they call it a ‘spin-off’ or not) but Uncle Creepy from Dread Central gave it a rave review (which you can read here). It’s not getting very good reviews in general, though, and it’s coming out in January… arrrgh. We’ll wait to see what more reviewers we trust have to say about Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones before we decide whether to see it on DVD or in the theater. If you’ve seen it, we’d love to hear you sound off below…