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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

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When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.

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Christopher Landon

Writers:

Christopher Landon, Oren Peli (based on the film "Paranormal Activity" by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Jacobs ... Jesse Arista
Jorge Diaz ... Hector Estrella
Gabrielle Walsh ... Marisol Vargas
Renee Victor ... Irma Arista
Noemi Gonzalez ... Evette Arista
David Saucedo ... Cesar Arista
Gloria Sandoval ... Ana Sanchez
Richard Cabral ... Arturo Lopez
Carlos Pratts ... Oscar Lopez
Juan Vasquez ... Santo
Carlos Romeo Arana Figuera Carlos Romeo Arana Figuera ... Mauro
Molly Ephraim ... Ali Rey
Brent Gutierrez ... Diego
Alonso Alvarez ... Eber
Chris Puckett Chris Puckett ... Cop (as Christopher M. Puckett)
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Storyline

Jesse begins experiencing a number of disturbing and unexplainable things after the death of his neighbor. As he investigates, it isn't long before Jesse finds he's been marked for possession by a malevolent demonic entity, and it's only a matter of time before he is completely under its control... Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, graphic nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paranormal Activity: The Oxnard Tapes See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,343,611, 5 January 2014

Gross USA:

$32,462,372

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,894,962
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in the franchise that does not feature a camera POV on its poster. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar kills himself by crashing down on a car, if you play the clip in slow-motion - you can see the car start to implode before Oscar even makes contact with the car. See more »

Quotes

Hector Estrella: [flirting with girls] Can I get a kiss on the cheek? The thing is, my cheek is right above my testicles.
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Crazy Credits

The Paramount opening credit is shown having glitches like when demon presence get caught by the video camera See more »

Alternate Versions

The Unrated version has an extra 17 minutes of footage incorporated into the film; half of it being humorous. See more »

Connections

References Midnight Run (1988) See more »

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Quiéreme mucho
Written by Gonzalo Roig (as Gonzolo Roig) and Augustin Rodriguez (as Agustin Rodriguez)
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Starts off promising but quickly falls victim to horror clichés and cheap scares.
21 May 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

I've only seen the first Paranormal Activity so I'm reviewing this as a standalone movie, even though it's actually a spin off or whatever. It's the same premise though - found-footage, teenagers, ghosts, demons, and what have you.

The first 30 or so minutes I was invested in the movie. I really was. I liked the characters, I thought the filmmakers were doing something interesting and fresh, there are some comedic bits thrown around, it was just enjoyable to watch. Then it turns into cliché city. Easy jump scares, stupid mythology that isn't even explained and makes no sense, people running around from room to room with no suspense. It's like halfway through the movie the filmmakers were like "oh crap, this has to be a Paranormal Activity movie. Let's just make a bunch of supernatural crap happen to these characters we developed and wrap this up as quickly as possible". And that's how the entire third act feels: rushed and lazy. It basically went from being an intriguing murder mystery to a generic possession movie.

I won't say it's terrible because I didn't hate myself watching it. It just got really uninteresting really fast. Near the end I was just waiting for it to be over because you know there's not going to be any explanation or any depth to the story at that point. You just want these stupid jump scares to stop so you can go about your life not watching this movie. There are worse found-footage movies out there, but The Marked Ones is definitely one you can skip over.


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