Paranormal Activity Reviews, Interviews & More

'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Day Of The Dead Teaser

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As we mentioned yesterday when discussing the new Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones theatrical poster, Paramount has been looking to shore up their dwindling Paranormal Activity franchise box office receipts by releasing a spin-off/ side-quel that centers on a more Catholicism-based haunting occurring to a group of Latino characters, all in a bid to cash in on the fact...

Halloween Click-Bait Arrives In The Form Of 'Paranormal Activity: The...

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Back in 2012, we reported to you that Paramount was looking to shore up their dwindling Paranormal Activity franchise box office receipts by releasing a spin-off/ side-quel that centered on more Catholicism-based haunting occurring to a group of Latino characters in a bid to cash in on the fact that Latino audiences make up 25% of all U.S. movie ticket sales.

'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Trailer: More Door-Slamming, But Now...

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After really exhausting a pretty thin premise (a ghost really likes this gal named Katie) with one fun original film followed by three sequels that barely attempt to construct a crude mythology (a family made a pact with a demon, there’s a lady-cult, something something, Katie gets possessed), all in an excuse to make the film over and over again in which people film doors getting slammed...

'Paranormal Activity' Gets Two 2014 Films: Twice The Random Door-Slamming/...

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As we noted in 2012, Paramount has been planning on a Paranormal Activity 5 since last October, right after Paranormal Activity 4 was released to tepid reviews.  Such was their faith in the series, in which a California family is haunted for multiple generations by a pissy ghost who seems to have a thing for random door slamming and grabbing for attention...

DVD and Blu-ray Picks for January 29 - February 4

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A couple of the fall’s more interesting movies hit DVD and Blu-ray this week, which means it’s going to be easy to play catch up with some of the films that may have slipped by during their theatrical runs. There are also some good classic titles this week, and a box set of a franchise that just turned twenty five.

Box Office Roundup: 'Argo' Wins by Not Losing

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It was obvious that Cloud Atlas was not going to be an easy sell. But with the names attached it was thought to be something of a sell. It turns out that the answer to that was nope. Also big news: Argo, in it's third week of release, topped the box office. But it would be impressive if it had to fight off any competition This...

Box Office Predictions: 'Cloud Atlas' Might Not Top a 'Silent Hill'

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Fall season is starting to kick into gear, and starting next week the real season begins of blockbusters and Oscar contenders (and some that are half one, half the other). This week the major releases are Chasing Mavericks, Cloud Atlas, Fun Size and Silent Hill: Revelations.

'Paranormal Activity 5' Is Now Happening, Of Course

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As we reported last week, the Paranormal Activity franchise will be receiving a Latino-themed spin-off in early 2013 (though it will still be in English, because English-language viewers can’t be bothered with subtitles when watching someone’s door slam in the middle of the night); but, thanks to Paranormal Activity 4’s number 1 spot at the weekend box office, as well...

Box Office Roundup: Believe It or Not 'Argo' Won the Weekend (in Second...

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 Paranormal Activity 4 had the lowest grossing opening weekend of any Paranormal sequel, which means that the franchise may yet get a fifth entry, but is either wearing out its welcome, or this entry wasn't marketed as well as its predecessors. Perhaps there's just nowhere left to go. Alex Cross didn't open, so who...

Box Office Predictions: 'Paranormal' Activities Takes the Weekend

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This weekend shows that Paramount still remembers how to do horror sequels as they've dashed off three quickie horror sequels in the last three years to capitalize on the success of Paranormal Activity. It reminds of their success with Friday the 13th films (though they were much more embarrassed of that franchise). And then there's Tyler...

'Paranormal Activity' Latino Spin-Off To Be Revealed In Post-Credits...

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Let's face it, when we sit through the entire credit roll at the movie theater, we're hoping something will pop up after. But unless it's The Avengers or some other comic-book movie, that's unlikely to happen. But we have some news for anyone going to see Paranormal Activity 4 on October 19th. You're going to want to stay for the credits...

'Paranormal Activity 4' Trailer: There's Even A Ghostly X-Box This Time...

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Well, it’s almost October again, so you know what that means: time for another dirt-cheap film starring a host of low-paid unknowns, featuring a lot of conveniently staged and shot found footage of blankets being pulled and doors being slammed… real hard.  And then that weird ch-ching ch-ching noise in the background as the studio rakes in a ton of cash.  That’s...

'Amityville Horror' Sequel To Rip Off 'Paranormal Activity,' Will Probably...

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The Amityville Horror franchise is not exactly one of horror’s better or more distinguished haunted house franchises—seriously, the villain in Amityville 4 is a goddamn haunted lamp—but like all major horror franchises, it essentially tells the same story over and over again, with just tiny changes and iterations with each new sequel. ...

'Paranormal Activity 4' Trailer: More Cheaply-Filmed NannyCams And Ghosts...

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In the mood for some found-footage filmmaking in which you hear things bump around in the background for about 80 minutes followed by 10 minutes of actual activity?  Well, have we ever got something for you—the trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 (a.k.a., Paranormal Activity 4: Jesus, You People Are Still Paying For This?  Seriously, We’re Just NannyCam-ing A Bunch Of...

Paranormal Activity 3: Movie Review

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Realistically, Oren Peli's 2009 film Paranormal Activity should never had generated a sequel. There's not much of a story to tell and explaining why people are haunted by ghosts is just as likely to ruin the mystique as expand on it. But 2010's Paranormal Activity 2 was also a huge hit, and so a year later there's a third film. And unlike the...

New Paranormal Activity 3 Trailer and Contest

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You have to give credit to the people behind Paranormal Activity. The first film by Oren Peli became a word of mouth sensation, and they were smart to rush the second film into production to come out a year later. Now, just two years after the first film, they've already got a third film due out October 21. They've released a better trailer for it, and it already...

Paranormal Activity 3 Release Date Announced

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In October, Paranormal Activity 2 opened to great reviews and even greater money. The film was a huge success and has grossed $156 million so far at the box office. The first film topped off at $193 million so it won't be long before the sequel catches up. While Paramount is counting their money, they've decided to push a third film into development, and according to...

Weekend Box Office: Saw 3D Tops Charts Halloween Weekend

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This weekend horror films Saw 3D and Paranormal Activity 2 took the top two spots at the box office. The final installment of the long-running Saw franchise topped the box office with $24.2 million -- people sure do love the jigsaw. Now, most of the movies down below have been the top ten week after week, but this...

Weekend Box Office: Paranormal Activity 2 Breaks Record

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This Halloween season everyone is going bananas for Paranormal Activity, the sequel. Much like its predecessor, the horror film has broken box office records. It took the number one spot this weekend earning $41 million, while breaking the record for the biggest midnight gross for an R-rated movie. Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, which...

Paranormal Activity 2 Breaks R-Rated Midnight Record

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The freaks come out and night and the majority of them are drawn to the horror sequel, Paranormal Activity 2. Thursday evening, fans of the film lined up in droves across the country to attend the first midnight screenings of the sequel, and all their dedication paid off big for the studio. PA 2 broke a box office record while simultaneously scaring the sh*t...