Not content to let a low-budget spook film set records and let go, the creator Oren Peli has sold his soul to the devil to continue the original film in a franchised series that continues to gross billions with every release. According to “Variety”, the first three films will be followed by a fourth. “Screen Rant” has updated the slated release this year on October 19. This continues the franchise’s tradition of the October release in time for Halloween, as many that partake in Halloween revelry seek out scary films to celebrate.
“Paranormal” Franchise Electrifying
While the films aren’t all that scary and really more of a freaky occurrence genre, they still have an electrifying draw that begs the question, “Why?” It’s simple. Most of what occurs in the movie is typical every day events, which makes the audience relate to the characters easily and draws them in. When something out of the ordinary happens, the audience is already so emotionally invested, that it shocks the daylights out of them. Attending a midnight showing of this movie in costume is as simple as coming in your jeans and a sweater or shirt that matches the style of one of the characters in the film. Simply stated, good Halloween costumes for any of the characters in these movies follow the average person’s style of dress.
One Key Difference
A new producer will take on the making of “Paranormal 4”. Zack Estrin who works on “The River” will put his five cents in on this latest installment. With a bigger budget and a different producer, one has to wonder how different the script will read and the acting will be. At the moment, we can only speculate on these aspects while the writer for the script is being decided upon. With only a few months away from the release date, the mystery of it all will make most fans jumpier than they have ever been.
Comic-Con 2012 And “Paranormal” Fans
For all the hubbub around this movie, some of the actors made an appearance to beef up the promotions at Comic-Con 2012. Fans came in Halloween costumes inspired by the three previous movies, giving everyone ideas about what to wear to a midnight showing of the fourth one. Halloween costumes inspired by the fourth movie will be available in time for the movie’s release in October. If not, you can always check out all the buzz from Comic-Con 2012 to see the best representations, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Until October 19, fans will just have to wait and drool over the trailers and coming attractions videos. They can also catch up to speed on the franchise by watching all three of the other “Paranormal” movies as they are available through streaming and DVD by mail and vending machine services. Advance tickets will be available nationwide on the week of the first showing, and costume shops will be ready by mid-September to sell anything and everything for the Season of Specters. Planning parties around the release date? Plenty of party stores are well stocked for the Halloween season, so party-goers can find what they need in order to create a “Paranormal”- themed party.
Miranda Perez: When Miranda isn’t blogging about the latest restaurants and trends, she is traveling to discover new and delicious creations. Her frequent flier miles are her most prized possession.