Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension takes place in December, 2013. A family have been living in a new house for a few months now and they're fitting in quite nicely. That's until Ryan (Chris J. Murray) discovers a set of tapes in his back yard, as well as a camera unlike any camera he's ever seen before. The tapes are from 1988, showing a young Kristi (Jessica Tyler Brown) and Katie (Chloe Csengery) growing up under the guidance of a witch cult, where they are constantly in contact with a spirit named Toby. Soon, strange things begin to happen in his own home, except this time around, his new and rather mysterious camera is capable of filming this malevolent spirit, so yay for him?
We're then taken forward to 2013, and it's here we're introduced to the actual plot. It's the same characters from every other Paranormal Activity movie, except they have new faces and new names. There's nothing special about any of them and they all have the same "arc" as their counterparts did in the previous instalments. One's reluctant. One believes. One tags along for the ride. One see's ghost, and it's always a child that fills this role. We then get an hour and a half of predictable and pointless jump scares with dumb characters making dumb mistakes. A violent demon that tried to burn your house down and has possessed your child is standing on the other side of the table? Better duck down and hide. I'm sure it didn't just FUCKING STARE RIGHT AT YOU. Hey, at least they stayed quiet, right? WRONG.
While some of the previous instalments managed to create some solid tension, The Ghost Dimension does not. It's pointless, dull and slow, and showing the ghost seems like a good idea on paper, but on screen it just looks so awkward. Remember in Paranormal Activity 3 when the young girls were talking to thin air? In this movie, a similar thing happens, except they're talking to venom from fucking Spider-Man. It's so painfully dumb and the design of the ghost is just ugly. It really is. It oozes from one place to another, popping out towards the screen at the most random of times. The plot never goes anywhere. It's just jump scare to jump scare to jump scare, the 3D adding absolutely nothing, and even all the jump scares are the exact same thing over and over.
To sum up, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is a big, dumb, repetitive and pointless clusterfuck of a movie. It's an 88 minute string of jump scares, all of which involve a ghost jumping towards or away from the camera. I'm pretty sure The Martian is still playing in theatres. Go see that instead.