Honestly: even before Blum dropped “Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin,” the franchise’s future was looking pretty bleak. Its latest entry, a Paramount+ exclusive, was not well received by critics nor audiences – just watch Rotten Tomatoes, where it didn’t manage to crack above 40% with either group. Audiences certainly haven’t stopped craving this particular horror franchise; We’ve seen it take on a whole new form in movies about life on screen lately, many of which still build on the formula that “Paranormal Activity” introduced so well. The problem is that this franchise desperately needs some new ideas and has yet to find them.
As for future plans, “Paranormal Activity: The Other Side” was slated to premiere in 2022, but has been delayed until next year, despite some details on the plot or its release. has been revealed. Based on Blum’s words, it seems like after this eighth movie comes out, it might be a while before Blumhouse uncovers the strange cameras and security footage again. But for you “Paranormal Activity fans”, not all hope is gone. In the same conversation, Blum suggested that there might be a way forward by comparing the franchise to another recent Blumhouse project – the “Halloween movie”. He say:
“With ‘Halloween,’ we only had the rights to three movies, so we said: ‘Halloween Ends’! At least it ends with Blumhouse. For other things, you just feel like you’ve got it. It’s time to put them to bed. It will come back if some of my favorite directors, like Scott Derrickson, say: ‘I have a great idea for a ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie. But that’s it. not what i want to do [at the moment]. “
Quick – someone told Scott Derrickson to work on his “Paranormal Activity 9” field!
https://www.slashfilm.com/955186/jason-blum-says-the-last-paranormal-activity-movie-was-terrible-and-its-time-to-end-the-franchise/ Jason Blum Says The Last Paranormal Activity Movie Was ‘Horrible’ And It’s Time To End The Franchise