We thought it was all over but apparently those damn spirits just won’t stay in their lane, because another Paranormal Activity movie is reportedly in the works. It’s time to batten down the hatches (and by hatches I mean errant pots and pans) because things are about to get real fuzzy up in here.
According to Deadline, CineEurope attendees were the first to be treated to the news that Paramount is currently working on the next installment in the found footage franchise. They were also given sneak peeks at Top Gun: Maverick, Sonic: The Hedgehog, Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and lots more.
Studio Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos noted the studio is working with Blumhouse to get the next movie just right:
We are partnering with uber horror producer Jason Blum to bring a new installment of Paranormal Activity
No details are known as of yet, including the film’s title, but this will be the seventh entry in the world-conquering, nearly $900M worldwide grossing series. 2015’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, which was widely panned by critics but still made a respectable $78 million worldwide off a $10 million budget, was the most recent entry.
Paramount teamed up with Blum on the very first movie, all the way back in 2009, which famously grossed over $190M worldwide off a $15,000 budget. The found footage shocker combined slow buildup and barely-seen background terrors to scare audiences out of their seats. It also popularized the much-maligned “quiet-quiet-BANG” aesthetic we see so much of in modern horror nowadays.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on this latest Paranormal Activity installment as it becomes available.