Paranormal 4 should have little trouble this weekend when it comes to battling off competition for the top spot in the US Box Office Chart, however studio insiders are predicting that the fourth instalment of the horror campaign might have a little more trouble than it's predecessors in the race for the top spot, with a handful of films already in the box office still over-performing.
The better than expected outings from films Argi, Taken 2, Sinister and Hotel Transylvania might inflict a fair amount of damage to the extended franchise's latest offering, reflecting poorly on the overall box office impact the film makes. Still, these titles are unlikely to stand in the way of the horror film's rise to the top of the charts when it opens this weekend, with analysts predicting an impressive return for the horror franchise.
Tracking suggests that Paranormal 4 will open with takings around the $30 million point, perhaps higher, which would be a good start for a horror film but no where near as good as the last outing. When Paranormal Activity 3 opened last October it took in an ample $52.6 million, not only a record for the franchise, but a record for any horror film. When Paranormal 2 opened two years ago this month, its takings were also fairly impressive, coming in at $40.7 million on the opening weekend. It is around this mark too that the more optimistic box office observers are predicting number four to come in at.
Oh no, someone's left the garage door open, and you know what that means. No, not that all those old copies of TV Guide that you've kept for no apparent reason in boxes have been ruined by the rain, or that someone's stolen your spare set of garden shears. No, because this is 'Paranormal Activity 4' and it means that untold terror is about to afflict those who own said garage.
That's what happens in the latest preview clip for the horror film that's made its makers Paramount a hearty amount of money over its previous three instalments. The female lead character Alex (Kathryn Newton) queries the fact that the garage is open (a garage? Open? Madness!) and with a now typical wobbly camera focused on her face she clearly starts seeing something out of shot from the rest of us (of course) and starts screaming and so forth. Switching up with this is a video showing a woman getting up off a couch, quite a normal occurrence really, but not when the footage of it's really grainy - that's when it takes on pant-soiling qualities, friends.
The film actually opens tomorrow (October 19, 2012) so you won't have long to find out what happens to Alex. The film is set five years after the original, and sees Alex and her mother experience strange goings on when new neighbours move in next to them. I'd take strange goings on over our neighbours not returning our vacuum cleaner for over a year to be honest.
'Paranormal Activity 4' is the chilling fourth instalment of the popular horror series though little has been revealed about the main plot. We do know that the sequel will feature Katie who winded up succumbing to demonic possession at the end of the first two films and subsequently butchered her boyfriend, her sister Kristi and Kristi's husband Daniel as well as kidnapping their baby son Hunter who also appeared to become possessed. She is set to bring the malevolent evil that has stalked her family to terrorize another group of victims. When Katie and Hunter show up outside the house of Alice and her family, they start to suspect that there is a connection between Katie and their new next door neighbours.
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There's also an unwillingness to commit to the characters' dark sides, opting instead for gross-out silliness.
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Elizabeth should never have become a teacher, her teaching technique is somewhat 'hands off'; she swears, drinks, smokes pot and is generally a terrible influence on the children. Stuck in a job she hates, she's just waiting for the day when a rich man asks her to marry him and once and for all she can put this daily nightmare behind her.
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'Paranormal Activity 4' is the chilling fourth instalment of the popular horror series though little...