One of the most profitable movie franchises of all time returns to screen.
It is now weeks before the official Halloween date. But horror production, Blumhouse, aims to set the date two days earlier than expected. The next installment of the popular horror franchise, ‘Paranormal Activity,’ is now ready to scare more people on Oct. 29.
Paramount+ to produce Next of Kin
If you are a horror fan, it’s pretty sure that you know the story of the movie series, ‘Paranormal Activity.’ With its jumpscares and chilling background noises, Blumhouse’s movie franchise welcomes its next installment entitled, ‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin.’
As mentioned, the film is set to launch two days before the Oct. 31 Halloween. Though people might prefer to watch it on Halloween day exactly, it seemed Paramount has a different plan for the movie.
On Friday, Sept. 17, Paramount+ announced the said launch date along with the official trailer of the next horror installment.
Unfortunately, the said official teaser is no longer available on the Paramount+ YouTube page itself— in an unexplainable manner. However, here is the copy of the said video, according to the First Showing report.
What to expect on ‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin’
The 30-second teaser of ‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin’ is not that long but already left a chilling effect on its viewers.
The video started with a woman saying, “Something is here.” Although, the whole plot of the next installment is still under wraps, as of this writing.
‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin’ will take place in an Amish household where the “supernatural forces” have apparently spread out. The next film will feature actors, Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert, and Henry Ayres-Brown.
As reported via Gizmodo, the Next of Kin is technically the 7th movie of the franchise. But, it is not a “direct sequel” or prequel from the film. As explained by the producers, the 2021 movie is more like a “reboot” of the series.
‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin’ director is William Eubank— who also directed other films like The Signal, and Underwater. The movie was also written by Christopher Landon who written Happy Death Day.
According to the Geek Tyrant report, the next Paranormal Activity was given R-Rating— which is the common rating for all Paranormal Activity films. The movie R-rated means it has “Violence and bloody images, and language throughout.”
Before the official launch date of the said film, a lot of interviews already showcased what would be the next film like.
As per producer Jason Blum told the same report:
“Paramount wanted to continue Paranormal Activity, I probably would have left it alone. So they wanted to continue it, but I thought if they were gonna continue it, you gotta — it was tired, there was no way to continue the road that we’d been down. So I really encouraged all the creative people involved to think of something new.
A lot of people who are going to go see the new Paranormal Activity were 3 years old when the first Paranormal Activity came out, so they don’t even know from those older movies. I thought if you were going to re-do it, you better really re-do it, not try and expand what we did all those years ago.”