Shocker: “Paranormal Activity 4” Is Happening

The Saw franchise became an annual tradition for Lionsgate, and Paramount seems to be taking their lead. Variety is reporting that the studio is prepping the fourth Paranormal Activity film in the same number of years. Considering the box office of Paranormal Activity 3 this is hardly surprising.

I’ve enjoyed the Paranormal Activity films thus far, and the series has shown surprising flexibility even when under the constraints of the “found footage” parameters. Variety doesn’t give information regarding directors, writers, or even a premise, but I really hope they switch gears for this next installment. The “found footage” thing has become a staple of the Paranormal series, and it’d be cool to see what happens when they leave that comfort zone behind.

We’ll keep you updated as the story develops.

Expect Paranormal Activity 4 to hit theaters sometime this October.

John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon
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