The first trailer for the next installment of the Paranormal Activity series has found its way online. This is the sixth movie in the franchise overall.
The latest is titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, and it follows a family who discovers a box of old home movies on video tape of the original family from 20 years earlier, which of course leads to some strange, unexplainable events unfolding in their own lives.
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Paranormal Activity 4 Directed by Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Written by Christopher Landon, Chad Feehan
Starring Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively, Brady Allen, and Aiden Lovekamp
Rated R | 88 Minutes
Release Date: October 19, 2012
Things that go bump in the night. The primal unknown that can make anyone lose sleep. It’s a simple concept that we can all relate to, which is why the original Paranormal Activity struck such a nerve. Audiences loved it, and it made over 12,500 times its budget in profit. So it’s not surprising Paramount has been churning out sequels every year since.
As with the previous films, Paranormal Activity 4 features “found footage” captured by the characters themselves. Each film as found put a unique spin on how the footage is captured, but the result is the same. This time, the audience is shown an amalgamation of footage captured from web cams, digital cameras, and, in a less-than-subtle piece of product placement, feedback from an XBOX Kinect setup. Unlike the previous films, however, this one offers no explanation for when or how the footage was found and put back together. This was the first sign that storytelling was not a high priority this time around.
The new Paranormal Activity 4 trailer quickly establishes that there is a connection between it and Paranormal Activity 2. It all begins with a home surveillance camera capturing a very familiar possessed woman snatching a boy and then walking off into the darkness. The trailer than flash forwards to last year, where we are introduced to a new family, and the evil spirits that haunt their chandeliers, Skype, and Xbox Kinect.
Check out the brand new trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 below.
Henry Joose and Ariel Schulman return to direct the third sequel to the Paranormal Activity franchise. Whether or not the film involves Katie and Hunter remains a mystery, but the trailer certainly implies that there is a connection between the two.
Just when you thought the found footage style would have overstayed its welcome, it finds a creepy way to stay in theaters. Up to now, we had no idea what the plot was for Paranormal Activity 4, but a new trailer give us an idea as to what it could be.
The previous three Paranormal Activity films have always found creative ways to present the found footage shooting style, by utilizing various forms of camera technology. We’ve seen hidden cameras, security cameras, and handheld camcorders. But for Paranormal Activity 4, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) have found a way to use the found footage technique using modern technology.
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.