Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman are returning to director Paranormal Activity 4, which is the fourth installment in the extremely popular horror franchise from Paramount. Each year they churn out one of these films with little effort and massive payoff.
The last Paranormal film ended up making oodles of money at the box office, despite being R-rated and despite showing little progression for the series.
I hate these films and my feelings only get more jaded with each passing year. I tried my hardest to get “into” the first film, but only found myself scratching my head, wondering what all of the fuss was about. The sequels are absolute garbage, because they don’t even try and scare you with clever tricks or gags, they simply go for the last minute jumps.
Paranormal Activity 4 receives its first theatrical trailer (which I’ve posted below) and I just can’t believe the series has lasted this long. I give it credit for sticking to its guns and remaining an R-rated series and I also give the filmmakers props for relying on practical effects, but a little originality goes a long way.
I’m surprised they brought back the Hackfish, I mean Catfish directors, because their inclusion on the third film brought nothing fresh to the visual side or the creative side.
Paranormal Activity 4 releases on October 19th, 2012. I can’t wait until that day passes.
Watch the trailer below (via Apple):