"Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" (Guardian 23/10/15)
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension *
Dir: Gregory Plotkin.
With: Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill. 88 mins. Cert: 15
perennial’s sixth film adds a third dimension: unspooling over a family
Yuletide, its found footage catches stereoscopic flickers of spectral activity
around a house once occupied by the cult now central to series mythology.
Again, it’s a test of one’s tolerance for watching predominantly empty frames –
the anonymous performers scarcely count – in the hope something will jolt us
from mounting tedium: for over an hour, the action highlight is a slight
adjustment in the camber of a see-saw. 3D opens up new, inevitably
darker-looking corridors, but we’re basically being asked to pay a surcharge
for much the same downtime and blank space. A marketing advance, maybe; a dead
loss as a night out. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is now playing in cinemas nationwide.