Movie Review: Paranormal Activity 4

And, then there was four.  “Paranormal Activity 4″ is a sequel to the second film, not the third, and totally unnecessary, of course.

Katie Featherston returns as the demon-possessed mom every little boy dreams of.  She’s got her own little dickens, of course (Brady Allen).  And, she also has designs on the kid across the street.  He’s about Robbie’s age, and you can never have too many bad seeds.

The PA phenomenon has always been a mystery to me.  Cameras capture a variety of paranormal events happening around a particular house leading up to a single scary scene at the end of the film that goes unexplained.

There’s a ton of dead air in these movies.  Why?  Silence is NOT, in and of itself, scary.  Not when it’s repeatedly used in lieu of real tension building.  After awhile, the audience is going to call you on it.  For me, getting through the first film was a major struggle and it hasn’t become any easier.

I’m ready for the series to end.  How about you?  Grade: D.