Paranormal Activity 7: Everything we know about the next movie in the horror series
The latest film in the Paranormal Activity series has been announced. It will be the seventh film in the hit found footage horror franchise, and it’s slated to arrive in 2022.
The series started in 2009 with Paranormal Activity. The film was directed by Oren Peli, a software developer with no prior filmmaking experience, who had a great idea that was relatively easy to execute and set about making it at home. The film focused on a young couple who were experiencing strange and frightening noises in their home, so set up video cameras to record overnight to find out what’s causing them. It was filmed in 2007 and took two years to hit theaters, but was ultimately a huge hit, with audiences flocking to see this chilling and intense found footage experience. The low $15,000 production budget and $193 million worldwide gross helped make it one of the highest-grossing films of all time.
A sequel soon followed, and soon Paranormal Activity had become an entire franchise. To date, there have been six films, and although budgets have increased a bit, they have all been very successful. None of the films strayed from the formula – Paranormal Activity 3 was a prequel, the fifth film, 2014 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, introduced a cult aspect, and there’s a vague connected mythology that developed through the series. But for the most part, the films have simply attempted to replicate what made the first film so popular, with varying degrees of success. There was even a Japanese spin-off titled Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night, released in 2010.
It’s been five years since the last movie, but there’s another entry on the way. Paranormal Activity 7 was first announced in 2019, with a 2021 release date. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed production and the film will now shoot this year ahead of a 2022 release. the beginning, but here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming Paranormal Activity movie.
When will Paranormal Activity 7 be released?
Paranormal Activity 7 is scheduled for March 4, 2022.
What is the title?
The film does not yet have an official title.
Who’s the director?
Will Eubank will direct the film. This will be Eubank’s second horror film, following 2020’s water monster film Underwater, which starred Kristen Stewart. Before that, Eubank made two independent sci-fi films – Love (2011) and The Signal (2014).
Who is the writer?
Paranormal Activity 7 will be written by Christopher Landon, who has been heavily involved with the franchise since the second film, which he co-wrote. Landon was the sole screenwriter for Parts 3 and 4, and he wrote and directed the fifth film, The Marked Ones. Away from Paranormal Activity, Landon wrote and directed both Happy Death Day films, as well as last year’s body-swapping slasher Freaky.
Who’s the producer?
Paranormal Activity will be produced by Jason Blum and his company Blumhouse Productions. Blum has been involved with the series since the very beginning. The success of the first film helped make Blumhouse one of Hollywood’s most successful independent production companies, and it has continued to release popular horror films made on modest budgets ever since, including the Purge films. and Insidious, and the 2018 Halloween reboot. Series creator Oren Peli is also on board as a producer, as he has with every film so far.
Are there sequences or images?
The film has yet to begin production, so there are no images or footage yet.
What is the story?
No plot details have yet been revealed, and we don’t know if the film will be a full reboot or a continuation of one of the existing stories. However, Landon teased the film on Twitterstating that “nobody could guess what crazy new nightmares[Eubank] and I cook. Expect the unexpected.” Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that it will be continuing the found footage format from previous films.