The film is more than just a Paranormal Activity spin off, it not only buries itself deep within the franchise's mythos, it injects the series with a sense of humor and a boost of fun and horror. The leads are engaging providing the film with an entertaining cast for a change. Miles above the previous entry and on par with the best the Paranormal films have had to offer thus far, The Marked Ones is a tiny gem of a film. Goofy, scary, wonderful fun. A great start to 2014.