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Paranormal Activity 4 Confirmed

Paramount has confirmed that a fourth film, in the Paranormal Activity series, is in production.

This news comes as a surprise to just about no one, these movies are so cheap to make and rake in millions.  It’s not hard to see why they’d want the franchise to continue, but how long can they keep going before they’re just forcing something, that should have ended a long time ago, into our faces?  Final Destination comes to mind, though I am a sucker for those films, and I’m not saying Paranormal Activity has reached that point yet, just wondering if they’ll stop before it does.

The first Paranormal Activity introduced the viewers to this couple, Katie and Micah, and we learn, along with the Micah, that Katie is haunted by a demon.  As the two, especially Micah, play around with the spirit the haunting gets worse.  We are then, in the second one, shown Katie’s sister, Kristi, and her family being haunted, which provides some answers about the demon.  The third instalment explores Katie and Kristi’s childhood, thus further going into the origin of the haunting, but leaving many unanswered questions about the characters in the present day.  This is potentially what the fourth film will focus on and if so this could, and probably should, be the end of the series.

Paranormal Activity is, in my eyes, a great franchise.  It takes everything good about old ghost stories and just looks at it in a different way.  There’s nothing really overly complicated, though the plot does get deeper as the films go on, and there’s something very scary about keeping things simple.  It’s like how bad practical effects are classic, but bad CGI is laughable.  My only hope is that they don’t mess it up.  Keep going for the story and the characters, not for the money and the fans.

What do you think?  Are you excited about Paranormal Activity 4?  Have you seen the other 3?  Do you think they’re scary?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.  P.S. I have a Twitter account, just saying nonchalantly.

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5 responses

  1. Hi Adam, loving the big commitment of buying your own domain name 🙂 This isn’t some random weirdo btw, it’s Kieran, your old college buddy.

    Have set up new blog and am in the process of trying to get rid of the ‘just another wordpress blog’ tag-line. Any advice? Custom header is available. All I wanna do is rid of that pesky tag line.

    p.s how’s the blogosphere treating you; hits?

    Yours in Dhulaigh,

    Kieran

    January 4, 2012 at 1:31 am

    • Hey Kiaran, believe it or not I remember you ha. Thanks I felt buying the domain name was the natural next step in my plan to take over the internet. To get rid of that tag line just go into settings, then general and you can either change it to say something new or delete it. Your so lucky, they count Twitter followers as blog followers ha. The best advice I can give you is to write about stuff that you really like and just show how obsessive you are about it. I am a couple of thousand hits away from 80,000 hits. I get between 3 to 2 hundred a day, though it is a little less now because I took some time off over the Christmas. It’s given me a lot of opertunities though, like getting invited to movie press screenings and, hopefully, a pass to attend E3 2012, it’s an unlikely dream of mine. If you have any questions or anything then just let me know, also pictures are really important I get a lot of praise on other sites and blogs for the pictures and people link back to me and find me that way so it’s really nice.
      Adam

      January 4, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      • Correction, just over 1000 hits away from 80,000. My hit counter is at the bottom of the page.

        January 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

  2. Amy

    I think paranormal activity is genuinely scary. I’ve only seen the first one though I really want to see the rest. I’m glad they got a fourth movie but I’m thinking maybe they should end it there. They shouldn’t over do it.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:36 am

    • You should definately see the others, the serious is really good. I always find it more jumpy than scary, but that’s more than most horror movies get out of me these days.

      January 4, 2012 at 8:10 pm

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