HOLLYWOOD—For those looking for a new wave of flicks to hit theaters this weekend, you’ll be greatly disappointed. January tends to usher in some of the worst movies of the year in my opinion; it’s kinda when studios release those pictures that have been on the shelves for quite some time.  For those not tired of the supernatural ghost stories, the next installment in the “Paranormal Activity” franchise “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” arrives this weekend.

The film is not a direct sequel to the previous installment, but does find a way to weave in the continuation of the Katie saga that has been at the forefront for the first three pictures. This installment utilizes black magic and a mysterious death as major plot points of the picture.  The film stars Andrew Jacobs, Richard Cabral and Carlos Pratts.

“Paranormal Activity 3” was the worst in the franchise, which explains why I was not too fond of the fourth installment. Those invested in the franchise are hoping that this new film, with a new direction will bring audiences back to franchise which created waves back in 2009. The whole home video footage concept is quite old in my opinion, but if the scares are elevated the audience will indeed hit the multiplex for more.