On Friday, December 13th, thirteen cities will get to see Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones early and free by way of advanced screenings across the country. We here at Collider are happy to announce that Orlando, Florida is one such city, and we’ll be giving away VIP tickets to some lucky readers in the Orlando area to attend the event. Hit the jump to find out how you can win tickets to this Orlando screening of the film, and visit ParanormalActivity.com for more information on how to attend an early screening if you live outside Orlando. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens in theaters on January 3, 2014.
While the Paranormal Activity franchise did not field a film in 2013, the Latino-oriented spin-off Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones will make up for the deficit by being the first of two installments in the horror series playing next year. A new viral teaser has launched with the goal of reminding you that the film is opening in a month and that you can answer the question “Will You Be First?” starting this Friday, December 6th.
The movie stars Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, Eddie J. Fernandez, Jorge Diaz, David Fernandez Jr., Kimberly Ables Jindra, Tonja Kahlens, and Frank Salinas. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens January 3, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the teaser.
Paramount has released the trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones. The latest film is a break with the previous entries in two ways. First, it’s the only Paranormal Activity to be released outside of October. It’s also the first one to feature Latino characters. While I haven’t seen any of the movies, I have watched all the trailers, and I don’t remember any of them selling the action as hard as this one. But at its core, it looks like the same Paranormal Activity that has been a hit with audiences since 2007. I do think this trailer shows stuff that would probably scare the bejeezus out of me if I didn’t know it was coming, but like I said, I’m not familiar enough with the films to know why they scare people so much.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and to find out how you can get the film to come to your city early. The movie stars Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, Eddie J. Fernandez, Jorge Diaz, David Fernandez Jr., Kimberly Ables Jindra, Tonja Kahlens, and Frank Salinas. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens January 3, 2014.
The Paranormal Activity franchise won’t screen a new installment in 2013, but it will make up for the absence with two films next year. While Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones spin-off is due for a January 3, 2014 debut, Paranormal Activity 5 will hit theaters in time for the Halloween market on October 24, 2014. Screenwriters Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman were recently tapped to pen the new horror film; they also penned the Michael Bay-produced Almanac, which will open February 28, 2014. In the director’s chair for PA5 will be Gregory Plotkin, who contributed as editor and co-producer on four of the franchise’s other films and will now get his shot at a feature debut. (Via Heat Vision/Deadline)
While the Paranormal Activity franchise won’t be fielding a 2013 release, they will be doubling down in 2014. Leading off the new year will be the Latino-centric spin-off, now titled Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which will open on January 3, 2014. The fifth installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise will once again occupy its lucrative Halloween spot with an October 24, 2014 release. There is no official confirmation of reshoots pushing back the release of Paranormal Activity 5 or even an announcement of the film’s director, but the notice of the release dates come as good news to fans of the low-budget/high-grossing horror series. Release date info comes courtesy of Exhibitor Relations.
2013 may well end up being the first year without a Paranormal Activity film since 2010′s Paranormal Activity 2 kicked off the yearly trend. With an October 25th release date looming for Paranormal Activity 5, the folks over at The Wrap report that Paramount is considering pushing the release of the low-budget sequel to sometime in 2014 instead. Sources tell the outlet that the film has tested with good numbers and the studio likes the director, “but they are second guessing themselves.” It’s unclear specifically what the issue is, but the director has yet to be officially announced and we still have no idea who’s actually in the movie. All of the previous Paranormal Activity films have been filmed relatively quickly in the months before release, but it sounds like Paramount’s luck may finally have run out. If the studio really is considering moving the film outside of the Halloween season, one imagines reshoots are a possibility.
Apparently the studio has its eye on a possible January release date, but further details are unknown. Given that October is not too far away, we should hear firm word regarding Paranormal Activity 5’s fate soon.
From Jason Blum (Insidious, Sinister) and Josh Gates (Destination Truth), Stranded is the new Syfy reality series that uses the same stripped-down first-person method from Paranormal Activity to document an unconventional and terrifying paranormal and psychological experiment, in which participants are stranded at haunted location for a week and must record the entire experience themselves. Each of the six hour-long episodes features the self-recorded footage of a group of everyday paranormal enthusiasts, combined with strategically-placed security cameras at each location.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, executive producer Jason Blum talked about how Stranded came about and why he thought it was a great fit for what he’d already done on the narrative side, the process of selecting the individuals and locations for the show, how he got some fun ideas for future movies while they were scouting possible haunted locations, and where his love for genre and horror started. He also talked about how he expects Paranormal Activity 5 to go into production in middle to late Spring for an October release, why he and the film’s partners thought there was further story to be explored for Insidious 2, what made him want to collaborate with Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee) on a modern-day remake of The Town that Dreaded Sundown, that he hopes Area 51 will be released soon, and that he’s not currently juggling quite as many projects as IMDB would lead you to believe. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
The new Syfy reality series Stranded, which debuted on February 27th, documents an unconventional and often terrifying paranormal and psychological experiment. Each episode features the self-recorded footage of a diverse group of every-day paranormal enthusiasts who are left stranded at one of the most haunted locations in America and record the entire experience with hand-held cameras creating an unscripted first-hand account of their stay.
While we will share what executive producer Jason Blum had to say about the new show next week, we did want to share his updates on some of his current and upcoming feature films. Blum told Collider that he expect Paranormal Activity 5 to go into production in middle to late Spring for an October release and that he hopes that franchise will remain ongoing, why he and the film’s partners thought there was further story to be explored for Insidious 2, what made him want to collaborate with Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee) on a modern-day remake of The Town that Dreaded Sundown and why he thinks that will appeal to audiences, that he hopes Area 51 will be released soon, and that he’s not currently juggling quite as many projects as IMDB would lead you to believe. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
Previously mentioned today was the shelving of Independence Day 3D, a re-release that was intended to open on July 3rd of 2013. Here are some other new releases and release date shuffles:
Hit the jump for posters, synopses and more information on each film.
The fourth installment in the Paranormal Activity franchise literally opened in theaters three days ago, but Paramount has already given a greenlight and a Halloween 2013 release date for Paranormal Activity 5. Though the decision isn’t exactly a shock, many expected Paramount to take a bit more time to figure out how to move forward with the series in the wake of Paranormal Activity 4’s relatively disappointing box office numbers. The found footage horror pic scored only $30 million domestically this weekend, falling short of the opening weekend takes of PA 2 and PA 3. Hit the jump for more.
Two movies opened on Friday but there was really only one game in town: Paranormal Activity 4. Since 2009, the low-cost horror franchise has ruled late October with its increasingly impressive openings. That tradition hit a speed bump this weekend with PA 4’s estimated $30.2 million debut from 3,412 locations. That falls short of PA 2 and 3 and is also off from the scaled-back projections that followed the film’s Friday opening.
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We’ve just about made it to Mondo’s Universal Monsters gallery show—their biggest show ever, opening this Friday and playing home to nearly 20 posters and 50-plus originals (according to Mondo’s creative director, Justin Ishmael, at tonight’s 3D screening of Creature From The Black Lagoon)—but that doesn’t mean all of Mondo’s other business has been put on hold. In fact, they’re going to be dropping the remaining prints from their recent New York Comic-Con appearance tomorrow morning. Wanna know what’s going on sale, what it’ll cost you, and what it looks like? Meet me after the jump, folks.
A few clips to share with you today. Choose wisely:
- Paranormal Activity 4, starring Katie Featherson and Kathryn Newton, opens October 19th.
- Fun Size, from debut feature director Josh Schwartz, stars Victoria Justice, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann, Johnny Knoxville and Chelsea Handler. Fun Size opens on October 26th.
- Ginger & Rosa, Sally Potter’s drama starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Christina Hendricks and Alessandro Nivola opens in the UK on October 19th.
Hit the jump to watch the clips.
Two new clips to share with you today: one comes from director Rich Moore’s animated arcade game homage, Wreck-It Ralph; the other hails from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman’s Paranormal Activity 4. The previously released clip from Wreck-It Ralph showed our titular hero (voiced by John C. Reilly) meeting Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). This time around, Ralph meets up with “Hero’s Duty” drill sergeant, Calhoun (Jane Lynch). The Paranormal Activity 4 clip gives more frantic looks at creepy stuff like dead-eyed kids skulking about and a girl levitating off of her bed. So, there’s that.
Wreck-It Ralph, also featuring the voices of Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling and Adam Carolla, opens November 2nd. Paranormal Activity 4, starring Katie Featherson and Kathryn Newton, opens October 19th. Hit the jump to see both clips.
A new trailer for Paranormal Activity 4 has gone online. I haven’t seen any of the movies, but this one shows yet another use for Microsoft’s Kinect: discovering spooky stuff. This brings the grand total of reasons to own a Kinect to still zero. Also, there’s a creepy child involved, so if you’re terrified of dead-eyed 7-year-olds who can’t reach things on high shelves, then this movie will probably scare the pants off you.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and to read reactions from Fantastic Fest attendees who saw a work-in-progress cut of the film. Paranormal Activity opens October 19th.