Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

A father uses a camera that can detect supernatural entities to investigate strange phenomena.

 

United States
2015
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Christmas
Character Focus: 
Ghost Film
Demon Film
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
Relative: 
Offspring
Catastrophes: 
Earthquake
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Teleporter
Time Traveler
Meta
Unknown
Infected: 
Cursed
Legend: 
Urban Legend
Psychics: 
Telekinetic
Wizards: 
Possessor
Evoker
5.04
Jump out of your skin!
6
3.04
6
5.04
2
3
4
Effects
Pace
Photography
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension visits the backstories of Kristi and Katie, when they were kids, through VHS tapes dating from 1988 and onward. It’s Christmas time for the main protagonists, which adds a lot to the ambiance. There is distortion in the sound and image of the main camera, including trippy motion trails, a cool 3-D color offset and ghastly particle compositing effects.
There are way too many jump scares in this. They are mostly inconsequential and therefore an irritant. For better or worse, the audience can’t ever let their guard down. Like all previous installments, this movie is incredibly tense most of the time. Scenes of terror use silence to their advantage rather than an eerie score, a technique that is once again surprisingly effective.
Like every sequel so far, Ghost Dimension introduces a new visual gimmick. In this case, the camera perceives images from other dimensions, so we’re sometimes the only ones to witness strange phenomena that the human eye can’t detect. It complements the Paranormal Activity mythos beautifully. Furthermore, we finally learn what happens to those who “find the footage”, as implied by the subgenre.
Alternate Titles: 
Paranormal Activity VI
Paranormal Activity Part 6
Paranormal Activity Part VI
Paranormal Activity 6
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