It’s simple math, guys and gals. Take a franchise that makes millions of dollars and costs tens of dollars to make, and you have cash cow that makes one hell of a profit. That’s why we are getting this.
STYD is reporting that Paramount is set to put a fourth film in the Paranormal Activity into motion. Nothing more is known yet, but with a Halloween 2012 release date obviously in the wings, details are going to be coming hot and heavy over the next couple of weeks.
Paranormal Activity 3 Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Written by Christopher B. Landon, Oren Peli
Starring Lauren Bittner, Chloe Csengery, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Jessica Tyler Brown, Dustin Ingram, Katie Featherston, Sprague Grayden
Release Date: October 21, 2011
It was not surprising that Paranormal Activity was turned into a franchise after the original, which was made on a budget of $15,000, made over $100 million at the box office. What is surprising is that Paranormal Activity 3, despite rehashing the same formula as the first two films, still manages to scare people half to death.
The evil is back. The incorporeal evil has been caught on tape again, and this time it has a name… Toby. That’s right, the malevolent entity haunting the family in the Paranormal Activity series is named Toby. At least, that is, according to Kristi (Jessica Tyler Brown), who gives the name to what her sister Katie (Chloe Csengery) thinks is her imaginary friend. Katie and Kristie both learn the hard way that Toby is not imaginary in the first two films, but Paranormal Activity 3 is set in 1988, when the girls are still children living with their mother Julie (Lauren Bittner) and stepdad Dennis (Christopher Nicholas Smith).
Right along with comic book projects, there are very few genres of film that breed better franchises than horror films.
Be it franchises like Saw, or in the case of this new trailer, Paranormal Activity, people can never get enough scares. A new trailer for the upcoming third film in that newly minted series has hit, and with the last film making good on the fun premise planted by the first film, this sucker may in fact be the best one yet.
Paramount Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated third film in the hit “found footage” horror franchise, Paranormal Activity.
The movie, simply called Paranormal Activity 3, continues the scares as home video footage shows unthinkably evil happenings. As far as an official synopsis goes, details have not yet been shared, but as you’ll see, the movie takes place (at least partially) during young Katie’s childhood in 1988, and shows the roots of where her very haunted future begin.
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Check out Episode 21 of the Flix of Doom podcast, the official movie podcast of Geeks of Doom, with hosts Empress Eve and Justin Vactor.
Joining us for this episode is Angie Han of angiehan.com, who is also a long-time contributor to Geeks of Doom. Angie is Justin’s favorite Han. Right next to Han Solo. We’re pleased to have a representative of the Han Dynasty on today’s show.
This week, we’ll be discussing the new film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, as well as the latest news and box office results.
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