Thursday, June 26, 2014

Paranormal Activity - The Marked Ones (2014)


This is part of a series of location blogs for the Paranormal Activity series.  I was lucky to catch the first film at the Slamdance Film Festival in January 2008.   I had no idea at the time the phenomenon it would become, but I did know it was a special creepy little film.  I only wish they would have retained the ending I saw as opposed to the CGI version released in theatres.   You can check out the other locations here:
      Paranormal Activity 2
      Paranormal Activity 3
      Paranormal Activity 4

The fifth entry in the franchise, but technically not a sequel according to the studio, turned out better than I expected by changing up the setting and characters.   Most of the film was shot in the Central LA area.  So, let's get to the main location, the apartment....






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And the building across the street...




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There are a few scenes that take place behind the apartment....







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Here is the auto repair place...



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Just down the street is a scene that takes place in front of the auto body shop....


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I did not go inside the church, but here are a couple exterior shots....


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Here is the small house they go to a couple times for help....



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The alley behind the house where they have a scary confrontation....



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The car crash scene was shot nearly 20 miles away in Altadena....



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9 comments:

  1. Great pics man, thanks for sharing! Do you think we can find the locations on Google Maps and share the links?

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    1. The main apartment is at 4126/4136 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. The church is up across the street at 4101 West Adams Boulevard. The autobody shop is at 4207 Montclair St. The gangster's house is at 2826 S Norton Ave. The alley is behind 4057 W 28th Street. The basketball courts are next to the church at 3200 West Adams Boulevard. The crash intersection is at approximately 3061 Lincoln Ave in Altadena.

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  2. Are you getting any closer to finding the Grandma's house that is featured at the end of the movie?

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    1. do paranormal activity the ghost dimension find the houses

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  3. The opening scene for the high school looks like my old high school in Oxnard. Channel Islands High School. I recognized the murals on the wall in the quad.

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  4. Yeah, what about Oxnard, CA?
    So did they move to LA after his graduation? Really threw me off. Thank you for such a terrific site!!

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  5. Is it expensive to live in those apartments now that they are famous as the shooting location for paranormal activity?

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  6. Do you think it's expensive to rent in those apartments now that they are known for being the shooting location for paranormal activity?

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