RANKING THE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY MOVIES
In celebration of the "final" film in the series coming out this weekend, here's my ranking.
- •5: PA4The final three minutes of terror and suspense are overshadowed by an annoying protagonist, unoriginal scares, and the worst parents ever.
- •4: PA2This disappointing followup takes many risks, some of which are highly effective, and some that were too forced. The tie-in to PA1 is excellent however.
- •3: PA: The Marked OnesIn an effort to change things up following PA4, the film has many new types of scares, mixed with some predictable jump scares that ties into the franchise in an interesting and clever way.
- •2: PA3This film gives the origin story for the franchise, while constantly delivering well placed scares that occasionally cross the threshold of "jump scares" and truly makes the audience cringe in terror.
- •1: Paranormal ActivityGreatly playing a part in the revamp of the found footage film, this disturbing low budget film brought a fresh look at horror in a slow build that continually makes the audience uneasy before the explosive finale with an impressively low budget.