History YMMV / ParanormalActivity

20th Jul '17 5:31:50 AM TheAimz
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** Doug and Holly, [[SupernaturalProofFather Alex's parents]], [[CassandraTruth for refusing to listen]] [[NotNowKiddo to a thing their daughter says]].



** For the third film, the scene with the bedsheet.

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** For the third film, the scene where Toby uses a bedsheet to mess with the bedsheet.babysitter.



** The first time [[spoiler:Katie]] shows up in ''Paranormal Activity 4'', she's completely in her [[spoiler:demon-controlled blank affect mode]] for ''just'' long enough before acting normal that it becomes this.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Toby's semi-corporeal form, as seen in ''The Ghost Dimension'', is suitably impressive and unsettling.]]
* TheWoobie: Ali in ''2''. First her parents don't believe her when scary things begin to happen, [[spoiler: one day her stepmother wakes up acting like a cross between a wolf and a serial killer. Then, oh, things are looking up! No horror for three weeks! Until you come home to find your family brutally murdered.]]

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** The first time [[spoiler:Katie]] shows up in ''Paranormal Activity 4'', she's completely in her [[spoiler:demon-controlled blank affect effect mode]] for ''just'' long enough before acting normal that it becomes this.
* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Toby's semi-corporeal form, as seen in ''The Ghost Dimension'', a tall, vaguely-humanoid mass of smoke and tendrils, is suitably impressive and unsettling.]]
* TheWoobie: Ali in ''2''. First her parents don't believe her when scary things begin to happen, [[spoiler: one day her stepmother wakes up acting like a cross between a wolf and a serial killer. Then, oh, things are looking up! No horror for three weeks! Until you come home to find your family brutally murdered.murdered and your baby brother missing.]]
20th Jul '17 3:45:07 AM TheAimz
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** The death of Doug (Alex's father) in ''4'' becomes somewhat harder to watch with the knowledge that his actor, Stephen Dunham, died shortly before the film was released.
20th Jul '17 3:29:07 AM TheAimz
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* InternetBackdraft: ''The final film'' has garnered this, due to the fact that [[spoiler: it ends everything on a rather negative note and while it provides a lot of TheReveal regarding the events of each film, it only left more of TheUnreveal. It doesn't help that as usual in [[SarcasmMode glorious PA-Fashion]], the film ends on a DownerEnding note]].

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* InternetBackdraft: ''The final film'' has garnered this, due to the fact that [[spoiler: it ends everything on a [[DownerEnding rather negative note note]] and while it provides a lot of TheReveal [[TheReveal revelations]] regarding the events of each film, it only also left more of TheUnreveal. It doesn't help that as usual in [[SarcasmMode glorious PA-Fashion]], the film ends on a DownerEnding note]].several things [[TheUnreveal unexplained]].]]


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** For the third film, the scene with the bedsheet.
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: ''The Marked Ones'' seems to be less divisive than ''2'', ''3'' and ''4'' with some fans and critics feeling it to be up to par with the first film and enjoying the expansion to the series' mythology.


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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Toby's semi-corporeal form, as seen in ''The Ghost Dimension'', is suitably impressive and unsettling.]]
18th Jul '17 11:07:19 AM TheAimz
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most these days prefer the ''original'' ending to the first series instead of what was publicly released.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most these days Some viewers prefer the ''original'' ending to the first series instead of what was publicly released.
* FranchiseZombie: Fans are already considering the series to be the next ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' or ''Film/FinalDestination'' now that a sixth movie has already been
released.



* UncannyValley: The first time [[spoiler:Katie]] shows up in ''Paranormal Activity 4'', she's completely in her [[spoiler:demon-controlled blank affect mode]] for ''just'' long enough before acting normal that it becomes this.


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* UncannyValley: Those possessed by the demon tend to move slowly and stiffly.
** The first time [[spoiler:Katie]] shows up in ''Paranormal Activity 4'', she's completely in her [[spoiler:demon-controlled blank affect mode]] for ''just'' long enough before acting normal that it becomes this.
8th Mar '17 1:07:49 AM Anddrix
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* HellIsThatNoise: The ambient rumbling noise that almost always accompanies the demon.
** This is a large part of what the demon does in the first film. It spends most of the film just fucking around with Katie and Micah until the last 20 minutes or so when the demon decides to go for full-blown NightmareFuel.
** ''AAAAAAHHHHHHHGGGG! MICAH!! '''MICAAAAAHHHHHH!! AAAAAAUUUUUUGGGG--'''''
** Some viewers found [[spoiler: [[NothingIsScarier the cut-off end of the scream and the span of time before the final scene scarier than the scream itself]]]].
** In an early jump scene, the protagonists listen carefully after Katie thinks she hears something. After a few moments of dead silence, there is what can only be described as an extended scream/howl, followed by a massive ''thump''. [[NightmareFuel Bricks were duly shat.]]
** The sequel manages to do this with a ''children's toy.''
** An infamous scene from ''2'': [[spoiler: during the day in the second movie you get about a minute of silence before everything in the kitchen flings open and falls.]]
** Shortly after the above-mentioned kitchen scene, there's the piercingly loud whistle of the kettle.
** Also from ''2'': Hunter's screams of terror.
** Any time the demon is heard making some kind of vocal noise, like growling, roaring or breathing.
16th Feb '17 6:36:54 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* FanonDiscontinuity: Most these days prefer the ''original'' ending to the first series instead of what was publicly released.
23rd Jan '17 2:00:35 AM TheAimz
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* HarsherInHindsight: Katie's shrieks of terror at the end of the first film are frightening enough. Then came the ending of ''The Marked Ones'' which reveals that [[spoiler:Katie wasn't in control of herself while screaming for Micah, as it originally seemed - it was the demon using Katie to lure Micah downstairs.]]
23rd Jan '17 1:51:18 AM TheAimz
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The Creator/{{Netflix}} description of ''3'' says it is a sequel instead of a ''prequel'' to the series, and that ''4'' takes place five years after ''3'' instead of ''2''.
12th Dec '16 1:37:08 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The Netflix description of ''3'' says it is a sequel instead of a ''prequel'' to the series, and that ''4'' takes place five years after ''3'' instead of ''2''.

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: The Netflix Creator/{{Netflix}} description of ''3'' says it is a sequel instead of a ''prequel'' to the series, and that ''4'' takes place five years after ''3'' instead of ''2''.
2nd Oct '16 8:37:25 AM JamesAustin
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* CompleteMonster: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Sweet]] [[EvilOldFolks Grandma Lois]] is revealed as the worst the series has to offer in the third entry in the series. All of the horror stemming from the demon plaguing the family [[BiggerBad can be traced back to her]]. It is revealed that Lois is a {{wi|ckedWitch}}tch and the head of a coven that bargained with the invisible demon, [[ItsAllAboutMe in return for personal gain]], to surrender the first male member of the family to the demon. To that end, Lois allows her daughter, her daughter's boyfriend and two young daughters into her home along with the demon. Lois [[OffingTheOffspring orchestrates the death of her own daughter]] and watches her boyfriend's brutal death when the man tries to rescue the little girls. The film ends with Lois about to conduct a ceremony with the little girls and the demon, fully aware that eventually her great-grandson will be taken by the demon and her granddaughters' lives ruined or ended, all because of Loisís personal {{greed}}.

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* CompleteMonster: [[BitchInSheepsClothing Sweet]] [[EvilOldFolks Grandma Lois]] is revealed as the worst the series has to offer in the third entry in the series. All of the horror stemming from the demon plaguing the family [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain can be traced back to her]]. It is revealed that Lois is a {{wi|ckedWitch}}tch and the head of a coven that bargained with the invisible demon, [[ItsAllAboutMe in return for personal gain]], to surrender the first male member of the family to the demon. To that end, Lois allows her daughter, her daughter's boyfriend and two young daughters into her home along with the demon. Lois [[OffingTheOffspring orchestrates the death of her own daughter]] and watches her boyfriend's brutal death when the man tries to rescue the little girls. The film ends with Lois about to conduct a ceremony with the little girls and the demon, fully aware that eventually her great-grandson will be taken by the demon and her granddaughters' lives ruined or ended, all because of Loisís personal {{greed}}.
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