IT’S CLOSER THAN YOU THINK.
In 2011, Nevada teenager Alex (Kathryn Newton) and her family take care of their neighbor’s kid when his mom falls ill; the child is a bit odd and seems to have an invisible friend… This chapter is set a few years after the events of Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) and features some of that film’s characters as well as a new family. The found-footage concept strains credibility here, and the cast is less than engaging – but the film’s main problem is that it’s dull, with few real shocks.
2012-U.S. 88 min. Color. Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman. Cast: Katie Featherston (Katie), Kathryn Newton (Alex), Matt Shively (Ben), Brady Allen, Stephen Dunham, Alexondra Lee.
Trivia: Dunham died of a heart attack shortly before the film’s release. Followed by Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015).