Parents' Guide to

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Sixth entry in sputtered-out found-footage spook series.

Movie R 2015 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Cake boss!

Ever think Santa haunts your attic? If you love the long string of handheld 3AM challenge Youtube videos watch this Xmas chiller. Now, if everything goes after the plan there migth be another PA next Halloween.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 15+

Hopefully the last installment

Not worth the time you waste watching this installment of paranormal activity.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (9):

Very tenuously connected to the rest of the Paranormal Activity films, this sixth entry follows the familiar routine, with the same old scares and no fresh ideas. It struggles simply to make sense. The ghost camera is perhaps the only new wrinkle (viewers finally see "Toby" for the first time), but nothing terribly unique is done with it, aside from showing off some tired 3D effects. Also, characters are simply dropped as scary stuff starts happening; we cease to care.

Director Gregory Plotkin was an editor on the last four entries, including the very good parts 2 and 3, and yet his knowledge of the found-footage idea doesn't seem to have taken hold. The logic behind his choices of shots isn't always clear and is often uninspired. Even the lazy title makes no sense. There's no "ghost," and there's no "dimension." This series is sputtering out.

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