Paranormal Activity 4 review

The fourth installment in the horror series

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It's all quiet on the home front once again, picking up from the end of Paranormal Activity 2 .

Attempts to keep the franchise young – sparky teens (Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively), modern gadgets (including the year’s eeriest product placement) – can’t disguise the novelty wearing thin.

But this is a step up from prequel Paranormal Activity 3 , a rumbling ghost train of (nervous) giggles, fake scares and real ones.

Aside from the usual self-slamming doors and flying bodies, there are enough creepy kids and hiding knives to distract from a plot that’s increasingly mobile yet running on the spot.

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