'Paranormal Activity' Cast Touts Latest Installment21 Dec, 2015 By: Chris Tribbey
LOS ANGELES — Ten-year-old actor Aiden Lovekamp (“Pawn Sacrifice”) has pretty inoffensive tastes in movies. He lists things like Adventures in Babysitting, The Mighty Ducks and The Goonies as his typical fare.
But when he first landed a role in 2012’s Paranormal Activity 4 and again in this year’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, his mother ignored the ‘R’ ratings, and let him watch every one of the films in the popular horror franchise. And while it may have been for research purposes, he said he’s enjoyed every scare.
“I got to watch them all, and they’re really good movies,” Lovekamp said ahead of the Jan. 12 disc release of Ghost Dimension from Paramount Home Media Distribution. “They’re scary, but they’re not [like other] horror movies.”
That seems to be the consensus among Ghost Dimension cast members, both long-time “Paranormal” veterans and newcomers: There’s something special about this franchise, something unique that helps it stand out in a crowded genre.
“You feel like you’re part of one of the biggest things ever, something on a scale of ‘Batman’ without the same budget,” said Brit Shaw (“Royal Pains,” “NCIS”), who stars as Emily in Ghost Dimension. “We put something together that has a unique feel to it, [compared to] the previous [‘Paranormal’] films. I’m proud of it.”
Shaw praised first-time director Gregory Plotkin for compressing “hundreds of hours of footage” into a fast-paced, coherent hour-and-a-half thriller. “When you watch it, you’re wowed by how it flows and comes together,” she said.
Ghost Dimension is 15-year-old actress Chloe Csengery’s third appearance in the franchise (after Paranormal Activity 3 in 2011 and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones in 2014), and she considers this one to be a favorite among the more dedicated fans of the franchise. “It’s not just about jump scares,” she said. “The way [Ghost Dimension] ends pulls everything in the [franchise] together. The fans are really happy with what happens.”
This was actress Cara Pifko’s (The Possession of Michael King) first “Paranormal” appearance (as Julie) and she too gained an appreciation for what makes these films stand out. “They’re incredible and terrifying, and for all the witches, they’re still just plain fun,” she said.
Available now as an unrated cut via Digital HD, Paramount will street Blu-ray Disc combo pack, Blu-ray 3D combo pack, and DVD SKUs of Ghost Dimension on Jan. 12. The Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D combo packs include three versions of the film (theatrical, unrated cut, and an unrated cut with an alternate ending), as well as deleted scenes.