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Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Published in P
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:25
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    If I say Bloody Mary three times will someone bring me a cocktail?

  • Starring

    Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, Ivy George, Dan Gill, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Chloe Csengery, Jessica Tyler Brown, Don McManus, Michael Krawic

  • Directed by

    Gregory Plotkin

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are dragged, knocked over/aside, bitten, burned (acid), throat-grabbed, neck-snapped, run through, thrown through the air. A man's body is twisted backwards. Shadowy figures lunge/zoom at/past the camera. Objects smashed, thrown through the air. Cracked mirror. A bible is torn up, a wall cracks open, property damage/wall-shaking. Yelling, screaming. Missing children, house burned down, devil worship, Satan, exorcism mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody hands, fingers, handprint, object, mouth. Black goo comes out of a child's mouth. Black eyes/veins. Model/toy skull. Slain lamb mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Video footage of a couple having bedroom sex (underwear/straddling/kissing). Sleepwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Ornamental reindeers are placed in a sexually suggestive position. A woman offers sex to her husband. Sexual innuendo. Pornographic films, stripper mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume drug-laced chocolate then appear to be tripping. Alcohol (beer, wine). Rehab, vodka, vermouth, [magic] mushrooms mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Supernatural, demons, cults, symbols, portals, haunted houses, ritual, sisters, home videos, found footage, Christmas, spirit photography, creepy children.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup mentioned. Vomit. Objects move by themselves, loud sounds/creaks/noises/bangs, shadowy/inky/veiny shapes/figures.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Atmospheric, creepy. Good build-up, occassionally effective scares, a few creative moments, offers some answers to previous film plot threads.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unoriginal, familiar, over-the-top, predictable, irritating, weak, gimmicky, unscary, tired. Uneven tone, some scenes feel out of place, many plot holes.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Published in P
Monday, 13 January 2014 04:45
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language and supernatural themes.

  • The pitch

    Finds the mark.

  • Starring

    Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, Renee Victor, Noemi Gonzalez, David Saucedo, Gloria Sandoval, Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts

  • Directed by

    Christopher Landon

  • Running time

    84 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, grabbed, choked, hit with objects, thrown through the air, beaten, hung upside-down, tormented, threatened, pushed. Suicide (jumping), property damage, explosion, vehicle collision. Committing suicide discussed. An animal is tormented. Attempted mugging, a youth is chased by a bully. Killing mentioned. Screaming, yelling, growling, snarling, scratching noises. Murdered couple, kidnapped child mentioned (newspaper headline). Blood/gore: Corpses, body bag. Blood splatter, blood on objects, bloody knee, bloody elbow. Bite mark. Objects extracted from eye. Decapitated head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A teen couple commence foreplay. Kissing, undressing. Fully nude females. Girl in bra, cleavage. Whorehouse mentioned. Erection references. Drawings of nude woman, male genitals.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Youths smoke a drug bong. Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots). Intoxication, underage drinking. Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Possession, shamanism, satanic symbols, witches, covens, black magic, rituals, the occult, practical jokes, protection, superhuman strength, missing persons, self-control, snooping, thugs, underage drinking, graduation, found footage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Fortune-telling/seance, levitation. Mysterious noises, reflections. Movement beneath skin, skull/skeleton motifs. Dog. Firecracker. Farting. Some Spanish language (no subtitles). Jumpy edits, jittery camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Un-cynical, straightforward, humorous. Fresh cast, better humour, viable scares, improved character development, good rapport between leads, authentic use of Latino slang and cultural references, unexpected conclusion, some clever camera placement, strong first half.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Convoluted, implausible, familiar, misogynist, unoriginal, overcooked, perfunctory, dull. Tired concept, mediocre scares, relies heavily on tropes.

A Haunted House

Published in A
Monday, 29 April 2013 09:16
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sex scenes, sexual references and crude humour.

  • The pitch

    Par-abnormal activity.

  • Starring

    Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Marlene Forte, David Koechner, Nick Swardson, Andrew Daly, Alanna Ubach, Cedric the Entertainer

  • Directed by

    Michael Tiddes

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get shot, hit with objects, slapped, beaten, possessed, nipple-pinched, groped, dragged, thrown through the air. A woman falls down stairs. The body of a possessed woman distorts into unusual shapes and angles. An animal is run over by a car. Objects/doors appear to move/slam shut by themselves. A girl is put over her step-father's knee and spanked with a belt. Loud noises, growls, mysterious shadows. A man slices a girl's arm with a switch-blade. Screaming, yelling, arguing. Knife raised. Things get thrown, knocked over, smashed. Rooms are ransacked, property upended and/or damaged. Gruesome painting. Blood/gore: Dead animal seen beneath car tyre. Dead animal resurrected (implied) and dragged along ground. CPR performed on an animal (mouth-to-mouth and defibrillation using car jumper leads). A man knocks his girlfriend's father's ashes over then defecates on them. Anal bleeding, haemorrhoids, menstruation (mentioned).  Bruising. Bloody cuts and gashes on arm (self-inflicted), bloody clothing, bloody bullet wounds. Bloody hand prints, writing, demonic symbols on walls.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have frequent sexual intercourse. A man simulates sex (vaginal, anal and oral), bestiality and fetishism with stuffed toys. A woman has sex on a table with a man and a leaf blower. A man and a woman are raped by an invisible entity. Kissing (female-male; female-female), fetishism, sexual fantasy. Infidelity, porn, sex tapes, herpes, female ejaculation (discussed). Women dance, gyrate suggestively. A man makes a wanking motion with his hand. Swingers, partner-swapping (discussed). Mandingo party/orgy. A woman masturbates with a crucifix. Vibrator (seen). Nudity: Nude males (genitals not visible). Breasts, underwear, cleavage. Swimwear. Penis and white globs drawn on face. A man is dressed in bondage gear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People smoke joints, sniff powder. Cannabis, packet of white powder seen. Getting high, meth, Viagra, Cialis, Pepto-Bismol (mentioned). Stoned behaviour. A crucifix and a Bible are used as drug receptacles. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, derogatory terms for females, slang and actual terms for male and female genitalia. Name-calling, derogatory insults. Religious references, blasphemy and exclamations. Gender, cultural, ethnic, racial, genre and sexual stereotyping. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Demons, hauntings, paranormal investigation, comic horror, relationships, ghosts, psychics, sex, possession, poltergeists, exorcism, parody, reality television, misogyny, homophobia, perversion, bigotry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dog. Deceased father, dead cat (mentioned). Dog allergy, claustrophobia (mentioned). Farting, adult thumb-sucking, spitting, poo, bum-wiping, urination, bed-wetting. Woman on toilet. Ouija board, séance. Movie continues mid-credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Contains some genuine spooky moments. Authentic chemistry between leads.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tasteless, crude humour. Obnoxious, unfunny, offensive, pointless, dumb, dull. Relentless misogyny and (verbal) gay-bashing.