First Photos from PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: GHOST DIMENSION
The first photos from Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension have been released, and along with them comes the announcement that this will be the final installment of the the horror franchise. This film will complete the story that was started back in 2009.
For the most part I've enjoyed the franchise for what it was. They weren't the greatest horror movies, but they were fun to watch, and there were some creepy scary moments, especially in the earlier films.
The image come from USA Today, and producer Jason Blum talked about the film project with them:
"It’s coming to an end. This is it, the finale. We’re saying it before the movie opens. We’re not going to grind this horror franchise into the ground. This will keep Paranormal Activity as part of this culture and this particular time in a really fantastic way.
"We couldn't go just teasing. All the questions that everyone has asked from the past ‘Paranormal Activity’ films: What does Toby look like? What’s the backstory to the families? These questions have been teased out. Now they will be answered."
Producer Oren Peli added:
"We've done well without showing Toby, being able to create tensions and scares based on audiences' imagination, but people are very curious."
I'll admit, I've been curious, but I'm more interested in see how exactly they close out the franchise. How does it all end? The title of the film offers us an idea of where it will go, and then there's this description from the report:
"The Ghost Dimension, directed by Gregory Plotkin, follows a new family, the Fleeges — father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) — who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage.
"When they look through the camera's lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them — including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie."
Even though they say that this is the last film, they are not ruling out a reboot. So this may not really be the last Paranormal Activity movie we ever see. Blum says:
"At some point, might there be a reboot? You never know. We've never discussed it. (But) we made this movie like it's the end of this Paranormal line for sure."
I personally just hope they end it on a high note and leave it there. This franchise doesn't need a reboot. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension opens on October 23rd.