Has ‘Paranormal Activity’ Come To The End Of The Road?

by Thomas Tuna

Is it time to turn out the lights ’cause the party’s over?

It sounds like Jason Blum feels that way about the Paranormal Activity franchise.

Blum, the executive producer of the horror series, recently told Variety that the last entry in the franchise–Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin (released last October)–“was terrible. It has been enough already.”

Blum added that, with some franchises, “you just have this feeling it’s time to put them to bed. It would come back if some director I love–like Scott Derrickson– said he had a great idea for a Paranormal Activity movie. But it’s not something I want to do (at the moment).”

Given those strong sentiments, where does that leave the planned eighth installment in the franchise–Paranormal Activity: The Other Side? That film is officially still in production–although its release date has been moved back, once again, to Nov. 3, 2023–but there have been no updates on its progress for some time now. So, as always, stay tuned.

Last year’s Next of Kin–directed by William Eubank from a screenplay by Christopher Landon–follows a documentary filmmaker as she heads to a secluded Amish community “in the hopes of meeting and learning about her long-lost mother and extended family,” according to the synopsis.

What she finds is “a string of strange occurrences and discoveries” that make her realize that this community “might be hiding something sinister.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Paranormal Activity: The Other Side–and on the entire film franchise.


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