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Paramount Confirms ‘Paranormal Activity’ will Return with a New Sequel

During an appearance at CineEurope, Chairman and CEO for Paramount Pictures Jim Gianopulos made an announcement that a new entry in the Paranormal Activity series officially is in development at the studio. This one will be part seven and the first since 2015.

Gianopulos said, “We are partnering with uber horror producer Jason Blum to bring a new installment of Paranormal Activity.”

2019 marks the ten year anniversary of the first Paranormal Activity film’s release, which exploded at the domestic box office and set the world of horror ablaze with the found footage feature phenomena. The first Paranormal Activity was produced on a budget of $15,000 dollars and went on to gross $193 million worldwide. read more

‘The Evil Down the Street’ Writer/Producer Craig Ahrens: The Horror News Network Interview

Last Wednesday, May 1st, Amazon Prime released the demonic possession thriller The Evil Down the Street to all of their subscribers.  The debut on the streaming service represents a major milestone for the independent film, a project from production studio CRA Entertainment and distributed by Indie Rights.  On the heels of several recent possession movies in the horror genre, such as the brilliant Hereditary and the wonderful Argentinian film Terrified, this movie proves to be a worthy entrant with some nifty performances and a creepy vibe that will leave you feeling both uneasy and entertained. read more

The Vatican to Hold Exorcist Training Course to Combat Rising Number of Possessions

The Vatican will be holding a training course from April 16th to the 21st at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome to train religious leaders in exorcisms and the prayer of liberation, which is often used to combat demonic possession. The course will be offered to meet the need for more exorcists.

Both The Guardian and The Telegraph cite an Italian article in Vatican News as the source for the event, and the perspective of some of the event’s guest speakers. The Guardian reports that Fr Benigno Palilla, an exorcist from Sicily, reports that cases of demonic possession have recently tripled on the island. Fr Cesare Truqui, who will be speaking at the event, had this to say to Vatican News: read more