The clickbait answer is that we don’t know for sure: I was told not to jump to conclusions. But when you have a director returning to not one, but two original locations of his iconic movies all sorts of ideas race through your head.
Ten years ago, Paramount asked viewers if they wanted festival fave Paranormal Activity to be played in their hometown by way of a television ad campaign. Needless to say, everyone did and director Oren Peli became associated with the second most well-known found footage horror film in history: Paranormal Activity.
For the past month, Mr. Peli has gone on social media with selfies taken from the film’s original house, including the one from part two. This, following Paramount and Jason Blum’s announcement that one final chapter will be added to the PA franchise.
“It’s coming to an end,” Blum told USA Today in June. “This is it, the finale. 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.”
But Mr. Peli is not giving anything away. His matter-of-fact photo captions tease us into thinking there might be something still happening in both the Paranormal Activity house featured in the first film and the one used in the second (prequel); both located in San Diego.
Still, the director may just be visiting the neighborhood with original actors Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat for a photo op and the news of another sequel just happens to be a timing coincidence.
Just having dinner with some friends. #paranormalactivity
We flipped Peli’s original photo below to accurately depict the Paranormal Activity 2 house:
Scene from Paranormal Activity 2:
Below is the house used in the original Paranormal Activity.
Again we flipped his selfie for real-life:
Whatever he’s got up his sleeve, we cannot wait for news about this latest chapter. Stay tuned to iHorror.com for more info as it happens.