A new teaser clip for the upcoming sequel Paranormal Activity 4 has been released. Plot details were virtually non-existent before the film’s first trailer debuted, and this clip further entices fans of the franchise to start piecing together how this film fits into the series’ mythology. There are a couple of creepy shots here, but the plot is still rather unclear. I assume the pic’s basic premise will remain a secret until opening night.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.
The first two trailers and a new poster for Paranormal Activity 4 have gone online. We’ve known next to nothing about the plot up until this point, and based on this trailer it appears that things will be taking place during present day in this fourth installment in the popular found footage franchise. As far as I can tell these are all new characters, though I assume the third act of the pic will somehow tie into the series’ “mythology.” They utilize a pretty cool new found footage technique by having the main character in the middle of a Skype call when said activity occurs, but I’m told this device was also used in the horror anthology V/H/S. Nevertheless, the trailer promises jump scares and found footage aplenty, so I’m sure fans of the Paranormal Activity franchise will be pleased.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and check out the poster. The film is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.
The first official trailer for the upcoming fourth entry in the ever-popular found footage horror franchise Paranormal Activity is set to be released this week, and in keeping with the new trend of actually doing marketing for trailers, a poster and an incredibly brief teaser trailer for the film have gone online today. As far as I can tell, the teaser only offers footage from the previous films. We know next to nothing about Paranormal Activity 4 other than the fact that Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman have returned to take the helm with a script by The River producer Zack Estrin.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and teaser trailer, and be sure to check back here on Wednesday, August 1st to watch the first full trailer. Paranormal Activity 4 opens on October 19th.
Coming off the success of the documentary Catfish and the fake documentary Paranormal Activity 3, directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are looking to tackle a film of a different sort. Deadline reports that Josst and Schulman will write and direct an adaptation of Edward Abbey’s 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang. The story centers on four guys in the 1970s who try to sabotage over-development in the American West. Three of the four vow to not harm “human, animal, plant or rock,” while the fourth is more interested in the effects of pyrotechnics.
Joost and Schulman are returning to direct Paranormal Activity 4, after which they’ll presumably move on to The Monkey Wrench Gang. Hit the jump to read a synopsis for the book.
by Rob Vaux Posted: February 24th, 2012 at 5:12 am
Sometimes, a spookhouse is just a spookhouse. Creators of those Halloween haunted houses that spring up every year sometimes try to attach a story or characters to them, but that’s not the purpose of their existence. They’re here to give us some old-fashioned jolts: the kind that come when a guy in a mask leaps out of the shadows shrieking like a loon. We jump, we cry out, and we giggle at the relived realization that nothing bad actually happened. Lather, rinse, repeat.
The Paranormal Activity movies exist as unfiltered embodiments of that ethos. Just as certain comedies can be gauged solely on how often they make us laugh, so too does this found-footage horror series live and die by the amount of popcorn flung reflexively in the air. The first film raised that equation to near-art. The second tried to regurgitate rather than recreate and suffered accordingly. Now comes Paranormal Activity 3, a film that more or less rights the ship even as it extends the dubious premise of ongoing (and unnecessary) sequels. Hit the jump for my full review.
There’s not a moment to waste in churning out another Paranormal Activity movie. Who knows when you’ll be able to find a free Saturday afternoon to make it? Yesterday, we reported that Paramount would release Paranormal Activity 4 on October 19th. Today, Bloody Disgusting reports that the studio has re-hired Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman to helm the next installment of Ghosts n’ Camcorders. PA3 had the highest worldwide gross of the trilogy ($203 million) and came $4 million short of topping the original’s domestic box office take of $107 million. All of these movies cost the spare change found in the producers’ sofas.
A new trailer for Paranormal Activity 3 has been released, and it looks as though all hell breaks loose. The third entry in the franchise is a prequel to the first two films, and attempts to connect everything together as it shows protagonist Katie’s younger years. This trailer seems to reveal a good chunk of the movie to audiences, and the gags seem much more overt and fake than the sinister and understated ones of the first film. It also looks like a lot of this film takes place during the daytime, which is not scary because everyone knows that creepy things only throw people around at nighttime.
Additionally, Paramount is trying to recapture the “demand the film” craze that made the first film such a big hit in theaters. This time, the film will open in 20 cities on October 18th, three days before it opens nationwide. The winning cities will be chosen by the 20 cities that have the most tweets. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and for more details on the “Tweet to See It First” campaign. Paranormal Activity 3 opens everywhere October 21st.
The first trailer for the found footage horror pic Paranormal Activity 3 has gone online. Directed this time around by Catfish helmers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, the film is set in the 1980s and promises to help audiences “discover the secret to the activity.” I too would like to learn how to turn $15,000 into more than $100 million so hopefully this entry will help achieve that end. Otherwise, the film looks to be an origin story that focuses on protagonist Katie’s younger years and the weird happenings that were referenced in the original. If this turns out to be the case, I can’t say I’m overly enthused about seeing it.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Paranormal Activity 3 hits theaters this fall on October 21st.
Apparently Paramount has set Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) to helm the next installment in their highly successful low-budget Paranormal Activity series. Bloody Disgusting reports that the directors will be working from a script by Christopher B. Landon (Disturbia), but no plot details are known at this time. Paranormal Activity 2 raked in over $175 million on a budget of just $3 million, so a third entry (and presumably a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc.) was all but inevitable.
Joost and Schulman’s documentary Catfish invaded the zeitgeist last year when it was released. The “real or fake?” debate surrounded the film’s release, and its touchy subject matter became a primary topic of discussion. Personally, I find the Paranormal Activity flicks one-note, but maybe Joost and Schulman can provide some fresh perspective and come up with something interesting. They better get crackin’ though, as Paranormal Activity 3 is set to hit theaters October 11th of this year.
[Update: Variety's report on the matter states that the film is "being envisioned as an origin story set in the 1980s that will follow a new family."]
Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s Catfish is one of the bigger documentaries of the year, propelled to internet infamy by an ongoing debate over the film’s authenticity. The film played the festival circuit to much critical acclaim and passed through theaters late last year, but now that it’s hit DVD, those of you who weren’t able to find a nearby theater (or festival) screening the film are free to discover whether or not Catfish is your cup of tea. Is it worth picking up, and does the film’s “truthfulness” even matter? Find out after the jump:
When a film gets called “the best Alfred Hitchcock film that Alfred Hitchcock never made” in its trailer, it has a lot to live up to. And– watching the trailer– it’s clear that Catfish definitely has the potential to be one darkly entertaining documentary: Here’s Nev, just another loveless New Yorker who’s met a girl online. After nearly a year composed of 1500 texts, emails, letters, and phone calls, Nev decides that he’s going to make the leap: Nev will travel– unannounced– to his Facebook girlfriend’s home to meet her. What happens next? I won’t tell you in the review that follows, but I’ll sure as hell try and convince you to see the movie. Keep on reading for my Catfish review, after the jump.
At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, everyone was talking about a movie they couldn’t really talk about. That film, a documentary called Catfish, was later picked up by Rogue Pictures and the trailer just went online.
This is definitely one of those movies that you should know as little about as possible, except this. A New York photographer named Nev Schulman became friends with a family from Michigan when their youngest daughter painted a photo that Nev took. Through the internet, Nev became friends with the mother, dated the sister and was so impressed with the youngest daughter’s paintings that his brother Ariel and friend Henry Joost decided to film the whole thing. Jaw-dropping and heart-wrenching, Catfish was easily one of my favorite films I saw at Sundance this year.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser-iffic trailer, poster, some images and a synopsis, then avoid all spoilers until September 17 when Catfish will finally be released.