PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION The Last Exorcism
released OUT NOW! 2015 | 15 | 3D Blu- ray/ Blu- ray/ DVD/ download
Director Gregory Plotkin
Cast Chris J Murray, Brit Shaw,
Dan Gill, Ivy George, Mark Steger
Slap a different title on this and it’d be just another entertaining, if generic, creepshow. But as the last ever Paranormal Activity film, it has to be more than just spooky – it has to provide closure, tying up the loose ends of an increasingly slapdash franchise. Unsurprisingly, it fails miserably.
Ghost Dimension’s best idea is the ghost- cam, a bizarre invention that makes the demonic “Toby” visible at last. Getting to watch the entity behind all those slammed doors as he grows in power is legitimately scary, though it’s probably not worth shelling out for the version in 3D ( this entry’s main innovation). And giving the ghost- cam to a new set of victims, completely unconnected to the family in the other films, is a mistake; it didn’t work in the fourth film, and it doesn’t work here.
Watch it for the jump scares, if you must; there are a couple of good ones. But don’t expect a proper ending to the franchise – all this film does is underline just how pointless every Paranormal Activity sequel was.
Extras Nine deleted scenes ( 20 minutes). Sarah Dobbs
This is the only PA film that doesn’t even include a cameo by Katie Featherston. Maybe she was washing her hair.
She’d only asked Dad for a picture hook.