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.
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