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    facebook.com/TheBrettside: Paranormal Activity 4 is more trick than treat


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Mrsoundbite is a regular film critic on iReport. He was none too impressed with this fourth film.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    If you enjoy watching characters sleep while their furniture moves around them, I have just the movie
      A Nevada family plays host to a very odd 6-year-old neighbor boy  whose unseen mother has suddenly been hospitalized in Paranormal Activity 4.
     A group of young unknown actors jump into the Paranormal Activity formula without a hitch.  The long stretches of green night-cam footage manage to make your  creep you out as you try to figure out if you just saw movement in the corner and when something eventually flies across the screen, no matter how much you try to anticipate it , you jump. 
     A neighborhood witches' coven plays into the proceedings, adding to the drama. In the end, as expected,  all you really get is a whole bunch of jolts and scares. If you have seen any of the previous films it's more of the same. This time around I was more tricked than treated.
     The original Paranormal Activity back in 2007 was fresh but, with this installment, the found footage evil entity gimmick has grown stale. So the flick-o-meter gives Paranormal Activity 4 a three out of five. The premise behind this one seems a bit scatter brained and pointless but, because halloween is upon us, it should do the trick of getting you in the mood for those things that go bump in the night.
    Let me know what you think. Head to my Facebook page, it's called TheBrettside, and click like
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