Paranormal Activity 5 officially confirmed

News Simon Brew 21 Nov 2012 - 06:57

It's definite: Paranormal Activity 5 is heading to cinemas, unsurprisingly, in October 2013...

Paranormal Activity 4’s box office returns suggested that this is one franchise that people may just be beginning to tire of. Notwithstanding the fact that the film, outside of a couple of decent jumps, seemed to have run out of interesting ideas, its worldwide take of $135m signalled a sizeable drop from the $207m its predecessor raked in.

Yet these films cost around $5m apiece to make, with marketing costs on top, and are amongst the most profitable pictures that Paramount Pictures releases. And thus it’s come as little surprise that Paranormal Activity 5 has now been 100% officially confirmed, and given a release date.

While it’s unclear as of yet whether Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost will return to direct for a third time, we do know that Paranormal Activity 5 will be released on October 25th 2013. Without giving anything away, if it picks up immediately after the fourth film, then it might just be a more interesting, and quite different, entry in the franchise. Here's hoping...

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Will this crap ever end?

No, it won't. :(

Surely it'll be a 90s-set prequel? We'd finally get to the house burning down...

This series seems almost universally to garner derision and hatred these days. I may be in a minority of one in liking them rather a lot. I've not seen no. 4 though, as I can no longer tolerate certain elements of the audience at this type of film, and I don't want to turn up on the off chance of a good screening. I was a bit disappointed by no. 3, but I still find some eerieness to the series that cannot usually be found in other modern horror. Whilst there may be a glut of found footage films these days, I don't quite understand the argument that it's getting old. Certainly the opening text on screen stating something like "These tapes were recovered etc etc..." can seem a bit tired, but other than that it's a perfectly valid format, I'd say extremely valid given the way we live with technology today. And the "normal" way of shooting a film is just another format after all. Get a bad found footage film and everyone calls for the format to be burned at the stake. Get a bad "normal" film (existing in their millions) and it's just another bad film. Come on people, let's get Star Wars VII-IX made in found footage format. "Shortly after the victory over the Empire, Luke Skywalker embarked on a personal quest of discovery and was never seen again. Thirty years later, these tapes were recovered etc etc...". I'm having a bad time at the moment.

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