Paramount previously delayed Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, what will effectively be the sixth (and final) film in the Paranormal Activity franchise which began with the first film in 2009 and was then followed by Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) and the spin-off feature, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014). Ghost Dimension hits theaters on Oct. 23 and will mark the conclusion of the franchise and producer Jason Blum says all the questions will be answered.
“It’s coming to an end. This is it, the finale,” Blum told USA Today. “We’re saying it before the movie opens. We’re not going to grind this horror franchise into the ground. This will keep Paranormal Activity as part of this culture and this particular time in a really fantastic way.”
So what answers will this final installment hold? Well, “All the questions that everyone has asked from the past Paranormal Activity films,” Blum says. “What does Toby look like? What’s the backstory to the families? These questions have been teased out. Now they will be answered.”
“We’ve done well without showing Toby, being able to create tensions and scares based on audiences’ imagination,” says producer, and creator of the franchise, Oren Peli. “But people are very curious.”
Personally, I don’t really like the sound of that. What will Toby look like? Who cares? That’s hardly a matter of concern, though I am interested to learn a bit more about the mythology the franchise set up.
As for the plot, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension centers on the Fleeges — father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) — who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage. When they look through the camera’s lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them – including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie.
Apparently the video camera footage will be presented in 3D in theaters, which makes me ask, “But what about the rest of the film?” Francis Ford Coppola’s awful Twixt attempted to play that game where only portions of the film where in 3D and it was ridiculous. If I have to take my glasses off and then put them on for certain scenes that is going to be all kinds of annoying.
Either way, I am assuming we’ll have a trailer sooner or later, but for now here are a few pictures from the movie.