More Paranormal Activity Sequel Talk

Wanna talk scary? Never mind being haunted by a demonic force that will corner you wherever you are. We’re talking real horror that could come in the form of a completely unnecessary sequel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman said the movie has been one of those surprise hits that comes along only rarely.

Given that a follow-up release wouldn’t have the same element of surprise as “Paranormal,” it will be key to craft a smart approach to a sequel, he said. “Our team will come up with the right creative and marketing approach,” he told analysts.

While I’m not ready to write this off as a bad idea yet — honestly, it’s going to depend on the principals involved as well as the approach — I would hope someone will go back and take a good long look at Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows.

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  • TheFritz

    Just when I thought maybe, just MAYBE those stupid studio suits were going to open up to new avenues of film-making, they turn right back down sequel road and prove to be the untalented, nepotistic, bean-counting shills they’ve always been!

    PA’s success is due to one thing only – IT’S ORIGINAL CONTENT YOU MINDLESS FUCKING ACCOUNTANTS!!! All the people that went to see this film did so because it was a breath of fresh air in the otherwise stale multiplex of hell you assholes try to pass off as ‘cinema’.

    Not because they like the characters so much they want to see them again, or buy action figures or t-shirts with their likenesses or comic book adaptations or any of the other formulaic ways the studios know how to make MORE money off of something they had no part creating in the first place.

    Not only is a sequel the worst idea since colorization, but by the time you hacks pile up enough money to get the Hollywood bottom-feeders to ‘make’ your dumb-ass film, the magic of this film will be common talking points all across the media and the web. So when said pile of almighty crap does finally come out it will make BLAIR WITCH 2 look like fucking TITANIC in box-office.

    FUCK!!! How can some people be so fucking stupid AND in charge of so much fucking money?!?!?!

  • Rottenjesus

    In a related story, Viacom CEO Phillippe Dauman claims having his head up his ass is “curiously refreshing”. 😉

    In all seriousness though this isn’t a very good idea at all. I’m just glad that PA remake died on the birthing table and hopefully this will get strangled before it draws its’ first breath as well.