The upcoming Paranormal Activity movie is headed right to Paramount+ – and it has company. A new Pet Sematary film, which will serve as a prequel to the 2019 adaptation of Stephen King’s horror classic, is headed to the nascent streaming service as well. The news comes as part of Paramount’s plan to overhaul their release strategy as the theatrical experience is called more into question as streaming becomes dominant.
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In an interview last year, Paranormal Activity reboot writer Christopher Landon said he was “super excited” about the yet-to-be-announced director who would be shepherding that vision to the big screen. “I can’t say who it is because they won’t let me. He’s a get. He’s awesome! I think people are going to be really surprised by where we’re taking this thing.”
Now that mystery has been solved. A new report says that the Paranormal Activity reboot director will be William Eubank, who most recently directed the Kristen Stewart-starring aquatic horror film Underwater. Read More »
Writer/director Christopher Landon has carved out a nice corner of the genre space for himself over the past few years with the Happy Death Day movies and the new body swap horror film Freaky, which was just released in theaters today. But he’s returning to a familiar franchise as the writer of the upcoming Paranormal Activity reboot, and now he’s teasing that the new film will be led by an “exciting” director who he describes as a “get.” Who could it be? Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, get a look at some of the Easter eggs you might have missed in the second season premiere of The Mandalorian. Plus, watch as the Corridor Crew reacts to the visual effects in horror movies like Cabin in the Woods, The Ring, and more. And finally, take a virtual ride on Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure at Shanghai Disneyland. Read More »
If there’s a main human villain for the Paranormal Activity movies, it’s Katie Featherston, the possessed victim of the first sleeper hit who has been the only character to consistently appear in most of the installments of the horror franchise. Played by Katie Featherston (who was an unknown who starred by her own name in the original Paranormal Activity), Katie has appeared five times total through the franchise’s six films. And she might be making a sixth appearance in the latest Paranormal Activity sequel that’s currently in development.
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There has been an endless amount of shuffling of movie release dates this year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. One of the bigger movies that was originally intended to arrive this fall was Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins from Paramount Pictures. The action adventure movie based on the Hasbro toyline would have hit theaters in October, but the studio chose to remove it from the 2020 release calendar altogether. Now Paramount has set the movie for release in 2021, and they’ve also given release dates to new installments of the Scream and Paranormal Activity franchises and more Read More »
Christopher Landon, who wrote Paranormal Activity 2 through 5 (and directed 5, too) is returning to the franchise for the new film – the seventh in the series. Not much is known about Paranormal Activity 7, but it’s safe to assume the movie will involve found-footage and also things going bump in the night. It’s currently slated for a March 19, 2021 release date.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
It’s easy to forget that the original Paranormal Activity, released in 2009, wasn’t just a massive box office hit. It was an event. I’ll never forget the early festival buzz and I’ll never forget the girl silently weeping in terror in the row in front of me when I saw it on opening night. Even though the many sequels ultimately drove the franchise into the ground, this is a landmark series and perhaps the most influential and important horror title to emerge in the past decade.
So yeah, news that another Paranormal Activity sequel, the seventh in the franchise, is in the works shouldn’t surprise anyone. Not really. It was inevitable. And it’s time.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Although the first Paranormal Activity film didn’t open in wide release until 2009, it held its first festival screenings in 2007. The means one of the more divisive modern horror franchises is about to celebrate its tenth birthday. Aw. Happy birthday, Paranormal Activity.
Perhaps that’s why Oren Peli, the director of the first film and a producer on all of the sequels, has posted Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat‘s original auditions on YouTube. And in keeping with the film’s style, these auditions were completely improvised by the actors, giving us some insight into the film’s unusual production.
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Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
This will not be a defense of the Paranormal Activity series.
You either like these movies or you don’t. You either appreciate their charms or you find them dreadfully boring. You either dig their slow-burning tension or you hate their reliance on jump scares. You either respect their commitment to an increasingly overblown and confusing mythology or you tuned out two movies ago. I have no intention of convincing you that these movies are worth your time if you have already decided that they are not for you. But if you like them… Hi! Welcome to the club.
With the sixth and supposedly final film in the series, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, in theaters now, I am going to rank all six of these movies. Because even though this series has burned me and angered me and driven me up a wall built out of my own frustrations, I genuinely like two thirds of these films. But which two thirds? Well, feel free to read on, if you dare.
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