Posts Tagged ‘paranormal activity’

The PARANORMAL ACTIVITY Movies Have An Ending; I Bet It’s Something About Profits

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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Writer/producer Christopher Landon, who’s been with the Paranormal Activity franchise since the first sequel is assuring fans and haters alike that there is an endgame in place for the found footage horror flicks.  I personally think there’s no way a studio would let a franchise exit on its own terms without a good reason, that reason being profit.  These movies are so cheap to make and usually bring in record profits as you can see from its history:

paranormal-box-officeHowever, Landon, hopes that the latest Paranormal spinoff The Marked Ones (which he directed) has put them one step closer to reaching that goal telling shocktillyoudrop:

“It started when we were making Paranormal 2,we started making this mythology and it worked as a think tank for us. It was really when we were making the third film that things started to crystalize. I had an endgame in mind which I had pitched to the group and they loved it.  We’ve been working toward getting to this finish line. But there is an endgame at play here.”

Landon continued, “I think the frustration is that we got a little lost in the fourth film.  I think that was frustrating for the fans, and The Marked Ones was my opportunity to get it back on track. To answer some questions and ask some new ones. We have a lot more story left to cover, we’re hoping the fans allow us to keep going there. We had an idea as to where we wanted this to go for some time now.”

When asked why he thought Paranormal Activity 4 set the series back, Landon replied, “Four was a tricky one… I think there are some fun moments and great scares and we got some stuff right, but where we really dropped the ball is we didn’t advance the mythology and left the audience in a narrative wasteland.”

Also, you’re not seeing things, there is another PA movie planed for October 24th of this year; scary indeed.

Trailer for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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So they are still making these, strange.  Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is the latest film in the titular franchise, and the first not to be released in October.  The Conjuring is out on home media now, so if you want to be scared or at least entertained, watch that.

I haven’t seen all these movies, and the one I have seem to mesh together.  Still, people love them.  So if you like the flicks, check out the trailer below.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens January 3, 2014.

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First Trailers for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

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Here are the first two trailers for Paranormal Activity 4, which by this point if you have been watching, you know the formula: found footage, cynical characters, something paranormal, and credits.

I can see that maybe this one is happening present day with all new characters that may have something to do with past characters.  Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.

Will be you checking it out?  Watch the trailers below and let us know:

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Two Teaser Trailers for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

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There will be an official trailer for the fourth entry in the Paranormal Activity franchise tomorrow, in the mean time we have two teasers to tease you with.  The teasers look like footage from the past movies (does that count as found footage?) so there isn’t much here.

I’m not a fan of the series, I think I saw half of one when the TV was on in the background as I groomed my dog.  Bad movie, good nail clippers.

Check back here on Wednesday to watch the first full trailer. Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.

Watch the teasers below:

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Your Wallets Have Spoken: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Is Happening

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Just saying...that guy would have had this thing dealt with.

Paramount sent out a press release this week with release plans for 2012 where it was made clear that Paranormal Activity 4 was a go for this year. There are no details about the sequel, we don’t know who will direct, write, star, or when it will even come out (I bet it’s around October).

As you can see from the numbers below (brought to you by The-Numbers.com), the found footage franchise is a sick bonus for everyone involved.  Film it over a weekend, edit with windows movie maker and you just got paid.  I get it, I do.  When I saw Blair Witch and that tent started shaking, I wet myself.  The only difference is now, it’s not so scary.  So my question is: who keeps paying to see this tent shake again and again!?

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‘The Muppets’ Parody Paranormal Activity and The Avengers

Friday, October 28th, 2011

muppetsThe Muppets have released two final trailers as parodies, we like them like that.  The highly anticipated return of the Muppets is set to be released on November 23rd, watch the trailers below.

When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

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New Trailer for Apollo 18

Monday, June 27th, 2011

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Apollo 18 had some “Paranormal Activity” like footage that was released (see it in our Summer Movie Guide), it was basically “clever” marketing to make the story seem more realistic (or the Blair Witch Project effect).

The story goes: “Apollo 17, launched December 17th, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But a year later, in December of 1973, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the US Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.”

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Today’s Links 5/5/2011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Today's LinksA collection of links from across the web that may be film, TV and or entertainment related.

  • The “Seven Samurai” remake has a director,  Scott Mann. [variety]Rachel-Weisz
  • Catfish directors take on Paranormal Activity 3. [bloody-disgusting]
  • Rachel Weisz to play evil witch in Disney’s ‘Oz’. [THR]
  • Friedberg, Seltzer’s latest spoof “The Biggest Movie of All Time 3D” is happening, making me sad. [variety]
  • Tomb Raider to get reboot, as you do. [deadline]
  • Jay Baruchel is writing two projects, “Random Acts of Violence” and a rewrite of Summit’s “Exorcism Diaries.” [THR]
  • Terminator 5′ director Justin Lin (Fast Five) denies original cast reunion. [MTV]
  • ‘Twilight Saga’ author Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’ with Saoirse Ronan to star. [deadline]

Full Trailer for CONAN THE BARBARIAN (more…)

The CoF Weekend Preview: Silly Rabbit, Movies Are For Chipmunks

Friday, April 1st, 2011
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Michelle Monaghan continues to play her 'Eagle Eye' character.

Here is our weekend preview of what is opening in theaters and what you might want to catch on TV. Have a great weekend everyone, check back Sunday night for a Box Office Report and as always, we return Monday with a brand new City Strip! – And Here We…Go! (more…)

Trailer: ‘Insidious’ from the Makers of ‘Saw’ and ‘Paranormal Activity’

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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Director James Wan (Saw, Death Sentence) is back and teaming with Paranormal Activity creators for a film he has said himself he wants to be “the Poltergeist for this generation”.   Insidious premiered at TIFF 2010 and garnered great word of mouth. The story follows a young family that discovers the body of their comatose boy attracts evil entities, while the boy’s mind is trapped in a dark realm known as The Further. Insidious releases in theaters on April 1, 2011.  Watch the trailer below: (more…)