Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

2014 R 1h 24m Blu-ray / DVD

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

2014 R 1h 24m Blu-ray / DVD
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This spinoff from the spooky "Paranormal Activity" series relates the terrifying ordeal of a Latino family living in Southern California. When assailed by a horde of demons, the family must turn to their faith to escape with their souls intact.
Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, Renée Victor, Noemi Gonzalez, David Saucedo, Gloria Sandoval, Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts
Christopher Landon
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. UR -
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the fifth in the successful, found-footage horror series. Violence includes only a little blood, but characters fire guns and we see some dead bodies, plus some fighting, a car crash, a tormented dog, and some scary, ghostly images. Some full-frontal female nudity is shown, and a sex act nearly happens, but is interrupted. Language is very strong, with near-constant use of "f--k" and "s--t." Teens smoke pot, there's some very brief drinking, and alcohol seems readily available in this world. After the drop in quality and enthusiasm after Paranormal Activity 4, it's not likely that teens will hold a sustained interested in this sequel.

Sexual Content

Some full-frontal female nudity. Characters spy on a neighbor through an air vent, and a fully-naked woman is seen standing motionless. Another woman is shown from behind in the same scene. In one scene, the main character attempts to have sex with a young woman. She takes off her top and shows her bra. She asks him to get a condom, but their sexual activity is interrupted. A character draws a penis on a sleeping friend's face. Otherwise, there's some brief innuendo and sexual suggestion.


In one scene, heavy artillery -- shotguns, etc. -- are pulled and a couple of witches are "blown away," though no blood is shown. There's an attempted mugging, and some punching and fighting. A character commits suicide by jumping from a height; his body lands on a car and smashes it up. Another body is thrown through a glass skylight and lands on the floor. A character tries to choke another character, while a third bashes the attacker with a baseball bat. A woman is shown at the bottom of some stairs, with her head smashed and a pool of blood underneath. There's a car crash. A severed cow head is shown as part of a witches' ritual pentagram. A dog appears to be tormented in one scene. Otherwise, there's some creepy, ghostly imagery.


"F--k" and "s--t" are used almost constantly throughout. Occasionally, "p---y," "dick," "t-ts," "bitch," and "boner" are used.

Social Behavior

The portrait of the Latino community is a welcome addition to the movie series, andmany of the main characters are generally well meaning, but ultimately, this is a horror movie without many redeeming messages.


A "Simon" electronic logic game is used as part of the plot.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Teens are shown smoking pot in one scene. They are also seen with ready access to alcohol, though they are rarely shown drinking. There's some very brief drinking at a party. A teen gives alcohol to his grandmother, and teens are seen with beer bottles sitting on a table.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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