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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is coming to theaters on January 3rd, 2014. But you and a friend could see what this freaky feature has in store before anyone else with this exclusive giveaway.
Director Christopher Landon worked on several of the previous features, so he’s well-versed in making the camera shake all over the place while interjecting spooky shit. I’m really glad he’s upping the ante on the paranormal side of things, as the third series entry was the only one that worked for me, mostly due to things getting absurdly weird.
The Marked Ones borrows more elements from V/H/S and its sequel than it does from Paranormal, with teenage characters infiltrating a place they shouldn’t see, then paying the price for their intrusion by being “marked” and blessed with despicable powers.
The other side of this typecasting coin though is that people—from directors to casting agents and the general public—may never be able to see you as anything other than your major break through character. This is the problem that both of the vids—above and below—present through two very different roles.
For the first time since 2009, theaters nationwide will not be haunted by a new installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise this Halloween. While Paramount had previously announced that the fifth installment of the franchise would be released on October 25th, last month we learned that the studio was planning to push the movie back.
With Paramount already planning on Paranormal Activity 5 and set to unveil a Spanish-language spin-off next spring, I began to wonder, where the franchise will go from 4, and where it needs to go to get back on track. Obviously, this discussion will focus on specifics of Paranormal Activity 4, so MAJOR SPOILERS lie ahead.
At this point a new Paranormal Activity movie is pretty much synonymous with the arrival of fall weather and Halloween, so it would be more surprising if Paramount had decided not to make another movie in the franchise, especially given the heavy-duty $30 million it's estimated to have made this weekend. But Paramount has put a twist in the usual formula of green lighting a sequel
Fans of found footage horror have the fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity series to look forward this fall. And from what’s being reported, it sounds like an offshoot of the popular franchise is in the works, in the form of a semi-related horror film by some of the people behind Paranormal Activity.
The next installment of the Paranormal Activity has locked in a writer, and it’s someone who is no stranger to found footage horror. Zack Estrin, whose current work you’ve seen on ABC if you’ve been watching The River, is reportedly penned a deal to pen the fourth Paranormal Activity film.
Earlier this week we learned that the Paranormal Activity franchise would be getting another sequel this year. The obvious prediction for the release date for the horror film would be somewhere near Halloween, which is when the earlier films made their way into theaters. Sure enough, the announced date does fall into that timeframe...
This past weekend Paranormal Activity 3 set a whole slew of new records. The movie now holds the top spot for midnight opener for a horror film (bringing in $8 million), best opening day for a horror film in the US ($26.2 million) and best opening for a October/fall movie ($54 million). What makes it a true success, though, is that the whole movie cost only $5 million to make...
Unlike a lot of horror movie franchises, which just substitute a new group of characters to get terrorized whenever it's time to make a sequel, the Paranormal Activity films focus very tightly on a single family, with the first two films linking up to each other and establishing a large mythology
As a big fan of the franchise, I was looking forward to the third installment and was delighted when it was added as a Fantastic Fest secret screening. For a good portion of the film, it was delivering exactly what I was expecting with a few impressive new elements thrown in.
Paranormal Activity will continue to work its way backward through the story next month when the third installment of the horror franchise hits theaters. Paramount released the creepy new poster for the film, which is set in the late-’80’s.
Hawke has signed on to the latest Scott Derrickson picture, an as-yet-untitled genre film that will be produced by Jason Blum (Insidious, Paranormal Activity). Derrickson, who directed 2005’s bare-bones exercise The Exorcism of Emily Rose, will begin shooting the picture in September.