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Nothing we've not shrieked at before

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Horror/Thriller. Starring Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively and Brady Allen. Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman. Cert 15A

Oren Peli's original low-budget 2009 horror was a welcome injection of adrenaline to the horror genre. This eagerly anticipated fourth chapter retains directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and propels the narrative forwards five years after the events of Paranormal Activity 3.

Fans will be delighted by a steady drip-feed of jolts and the return of one old face. However, while Paranormal Activity 4 is unsettling and honours the mythology, there's very little here we haven't jumped and shrieked at before.


>damon smith