First Images of ‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ Tease the Franchise’s End

After various delays that may have prolonged a beautiful disaster, the first images of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension have finally materialized on the Internets. The latest and supposedly final installment of the found footage horror franchise that started a flurry of copycat films is set to debut this October.

The Paranormal Activity series has seen its ups and downs, but could The Ghost Dimension bring everything around full circle to offer horror fans with a satisfying conclusion? In a recent interview with USA Today, Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum believes so:

“We made this movie like it’s the end of this Paranormal line for sure. And that title promises quite a few revelations. 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.”

As the mythology around the series took shape, many questions have built a delicate house of cards for such a basic premise. Answers to those questions will hopefully be unveiled. Blum continues:

“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.”

Oren Peli, the creator of Paranormal Activity and producer of The Ghost Dimension says fans will get more than just answers, we’ll finally see what the demonic “Toby” looks like:

“We’ve done well without showing Toby, being able to create tensions and scares based on audiences’ imagination. But people are very curious.”

Toby, of course, is the paranormal presence that has haunted the lives of one little girl named Katie and her family up through her adult life. The series took a turn in the spin-off, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, but tied itself loosely to the events of the main story – read my review. To me, revealing Toby’s physical form could make or break this series for me. I’d rather be in suspense not knowing what horrifying figure he could be.

Here are the first images of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension for your viewing pleasure (Click on any image to enlarge):

To date, the five previously released Paranormal Activity titles have cost Blumhouse Productions $18.015 million and have earned the studio a jaw-dropping $811.6 million. Blumhouse is ending the series with a bang by introducing a 3D element into the scares, which is a franchise first. The additional costs for the 3D will definitely send the film beyond the micro-budget productions Blumhouse typically shoots for. The average production budget for each Paranormal Activity entry goes for $3-5 million, aside from the original that cost an astonishing $15,000.

Here is the official plot synopsis for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension centers on 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. The video camera footage will be presented in 3D in theaters.

Directed by Gregory Plotkin, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension stars Katie Featherston, Chris J. Murray, Brit Shaw, and Ivy George. The last entry of the iconic horror franchise will hit theaters on October 23, 2015.


Source: USA Today

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WonderCon 2015: The Future of Blumhouse Productions and Jason Blum’s Favorite Horror Film

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After Blumhouse ProductionsWonderCon panel this weekend, members of the press got the chance to sit down with founder and CEO Jason Blum to have a more direct conversation about studio happenings and his views on the horror genre. From his favorite scary movie to reviving Blumhouse of Horrors to his love of the supernatural, the man behind your nightmares opens up on these topics and more. Read the interview after the jump. Continue reading

‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Movie Review: Cheap Scares Overshadow Intriguing Spin-off

Paranormal Activity The Marked Ones Movie Review

A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and Halloween. Once studios see profitability from a beloved horror movie they will more than likely attempt to cash in on sequels that will undoubtedly lose steam somewhere around the third film. Recently we have seen this with Saw (stopping after its seventh flick in 2010), and here with Paranormal Activity, which got its start in 2009. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones tries very hard to break this curse. Despite rebuilding some faith after a feeble fourth entry, The Marked Ones holds back the franchise from the crucial revival it needs due to weak scares and little expansion in the mythology. Continue reading

First ‘Paranormal Activity 4’ Trailer Debuts

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The haunting continues with the fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise. This low budget spook fest has garnered its fair shares of pros and cons, but it always continues to stay fresh compared to other horror series that have gone on to a fourth film. Paranormal Activity 4 will not be going backwards this time, but rather forwards – after the events of the first film. Watch the trailer after the jump! Continue reading

Official Paranormal Activity 2 Teaser Trailer

The first official notice that the Paranormal Activity 2 is still alive and kicking came out tonight with the first teaser trailer. This movie has been kept really secretive and no one really knows how the production is going or the exact premise to where this film is going to go. By the looking at the trailer, it appears it is in the same house, but with new owners and heavy security cameras. At the very end of it, it would appear that Katie is back for unfinished business perhaps? What’s really creepy, taking a few looks at it, when Katie appears, the baby shows up in the reflection of the mirror, but not in the crib; well played sir. Who knows. I hope this film can do what its predecessor had done, but I’m sure this movie will put butts in seats after Oren Peli’s low budget Paranormal Activity being a phenomenon. Check out the short teaser trailer after the jump!

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Movie Review: Paranormal Activity

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Very few horror films have that certain spark that can shock and awe these days. Paranormal Activity shocked, awed, and hung with the best of them. This micro-budget – and we’re talking micro-budget of $15,000 – reminded audiences that we can be scared back into theaters once more. With Blair Witch like intentions, this found footage horror sends chills down your spine and turns your skin white as a ghost.

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Paranormal Activity Goes Nationwide!!!

GO SEE PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WHEN IT COMES TO THEATERS NATIONWIDE OCTOBER 16!!!

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Paranormal Activity received 1,000,000 demands for it to go nationwide. So now by popular demand it will do so. I can’t wait to see this movie. Supposedly it is the scariest movie of the year, we will put it to the test.

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Check out the trailer and reviews after the jump!

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Box Office Battlefield: Fame, Paranormal Activity, Pandorum, and Surrogates

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This weekend is packed full of movie goodness with monsters, robots, dancing, playboys and ghosts. Let’s see what is coming out to theaters this weekend and my report on what I advise for you to see.

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Paranormal Activity Official Trailer

Paranormal Activitiy is about a young, middle class couple who moves into what seems like a typical suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

This film looks somewhat similar to the same effect Quarantine and The Blair Witch Project. It looks pretty scary and different from all the slasher films coming out lately. It is a limited showing film so you can go to their official website to demand it in your area.

View the trailer HERE or you can view it below while it still lasts on YouTube:

A Few New Movie Posters!

New movie poster one-sheets for Toy Story 3, Saw VI, Paranormal Activity, Dark Country and Disney’s A Christmas Carol