The not so “True Story” makes it’s way to fourth film

You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. The fourth “Paranormal Activity” film rolled into theaters last week on Oct. 18.

“Paranormal Activity 4” takes place in 2011, five years after Katie (Katie Featherston star of the other three movies) killed her husband, sister and brother in law. Katie and her nephew, Hunter (Brady Allen), have moved into a new house and changed Hunter’s name to Robbie. The story focuses on Alice and her mother, who live in the house next door to where Katie and Robbie move in.  They quickly start experiencing the paranormal activity.

The movies are quite alike in the story aspect.  They  all start out with a family then somehow the demented come into the house and havoc arrises.  The children are usually the first to notice the odd activities going on, in this case Alice;  and the adults never believe or see what is happening.  Things stay the same for about half the movie, until the paranormal activities become so bad that there is no saving the whole family.

Yes, the PA movies are  better then the average horror flick, with the predictable ending; but they have been the same for the last three movies.  Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have mastered the ability to  make the audience members feel extremely creeped out as they leave the theater and people haven’t realized that they are all paying to see a movie that they have already seen three times.  But no matter how similar these movies are to each other, they strike fear in the audience and keep them coming back for more.