Paranormal Activity – American 3D Found Footage Supernatural Horror Film
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a 2015 American 3D found footage supernatural horror film directed by Gregory Plotkin in his directorial debut, and written by Jason Pagan, Andrew Stark, Adam Robitel, and Gavin Heffernan. Plotkin served as the editor for the past four Paranormal Activity films. It is the sixth and final installment in the Paranormal Activity series. The film was released on October 23, 2015.
The film opens with a scene left off from Paranormal Activity 3 where Katie and Kristi are watching Dennis getting his spine crushed by a mysterious force. Grandma Lois takes the girls upstairs while an unseen force takes the camera with them. They all go into a dark room while a man encounters the girls and talks to them about “Toby” and how they are critically important to his plan.
Twenty-five years later in 2013, Ryan Fleege (Chris J. Murray), his wife Emily (Brit Shaw), and their six year old daughter Leila (Ivy George) are about to celebrate Christmas, when Ryan’s brother Mike (Dan Gill) moves in after breaking up with his girlfriend. Along with them, is Skylar (Olivia Taylor Dudley), who notices that Leila is talking to an imaginary friend named Toby. While setting up the house that day, Mike finds a box of old video tapes from 1988 to 1992, in them contain Kristi and Katie with their mother and Dennis in 1988, whilst others from 1992 are in Lois’s house where the two are practicing supernatural abilities with the mysterious man. While watching one of the videos, Ryan and Mike notice that the girls are seemingly aware of the two’s presence.
Leila’s interaction with Toby coincides with Ryan using the old camera around the house, where he notices the camera picks up spiritual beings. He decides later to roll the tapes overnight to see what weird things are occurring. One night, a black and oily being arises out of the ground and it hovers over Leila for several hours (much like Katie did), and she eventually talks to it. Soon, Skylar walks in and checks on Leila, only to be attacked by the spirit. The next night, Ryan tapes Leila sleeping, but a dark and demonic spirit appears on camera and forces him to drop the camera. The following day, Ryan and Emily go out for the night and leave Skyler and Mike to take care of Leela. After experiencing the entity outside, they discover a slab of concrete in the ground with Katie and Kristi and the year 1988 etched in it. They discover their house is built on the same property that Katie and Kristi used to live in before their house burned down in 1992.
But Leila gradually becomes less talkative and this worries Ryan and Emily enough to call Father Todd (Michael Krawic). He interviews Leila relatively unsuccessfully, and as a result, Leila attacks him. Todd is convinced that ‘Toby’ is a demon linked to a cult called The Midwives. Ryan researches, and realizes this cult has killed a family in Nevada related to a boy named Hunter, who was born on the same day as Leila. One night, Leila’s interaction with Toby leads her to open a doorway to another realm into which she disappears. Ryan and Emily soon find her, but flee with Leila to a hotel.
Father Todd comes back and attempts to cleanse the house. He decides to trap the demon, upon which the demon violently shakes the house. Todd is strangled and dragged away by Toby, leaving the family to finish the cleansing. Ryan entraps the demon in a white sheet. Leila returns to normal and the demon disappears. After thinking the ordeal is over, Skylar starts to vomit blood all over Mike, but the blood burns him, killing them both. Leila then begins to flee, Ryan and Emily pursue her upstairs, but Ryan is killed when a tentacle grasps through his heart. Leila sprints away into the “portal” in her room with Emily following her also; she arrives at Kristi and Katie’s mother’s house, in 1988, where she finds a young Katie, and finally confronts the human version of Toby. Emily pleads with the demon to spare Leila, but is killed when he snaps her neck; her body is tossed at the camera as it’s also flipped over. Leila identifies the demon “Toby” and the two walk off (presumably to the coven) as the camera is abruptly cut off, ending the film.