Blumhouse is a name synonymous with many things iconic horror movie franchises, but as with all horror, not every movie Jason Blum’s company comes out with is a winner. The CEO was recently in Locarno where he admitted that one of their recent horror films was actually “terrible”.
Anyone with an affinity for horror movies and a Paramount+ subscription he might know exactly what Jason Bloom is talking about. Variety recently captured Blum’s thoughts, where he admitted that the 2021 release Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin, it was not a good movie. Bloom said:
Jason Bloom didn’t mince words when it came Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin, which was released in 2021 on Paramount+. The film told the story of a group hoping to make a documentary about why the main character’s mother abandoned her, so they travel to an Amish community where all the scary things happen. The film was well received by critics (it failed to make CinemaBlend’s top horror 2021 list), and obviously, it’s not a film Blum is proud of.
What’s even more interesting about the news is that Jason Blum teased that the long-running horror franchise may be coming to an end. Blum talked about where he is with the franchise right now and what it might take going forward Paranormal activity upcoming movies:
Blumhouse has it right now Paranormal Activity: The Other Side on the way with a tentative release date of 2023. Assuming Jason Blum doesn’t hint that the movie is done, it’ll take long after that to convince the studio to greenlight another movie in three franchises for a while . I’m definitely interested in the idea of seeing a director like Scott Derrickson step in to make one Paranormal activity movie (especially after ending with The Black Phone), but who knows what notable directors are lining up to do something for the franchise (CinemaBlend’s Jason Wiese is a fan Jordan Peele, but he would give it a shot)?
Assuming Paranormal Activity: The Other Side is the latest entry in the franchise, this is a solid run for a horror series. In addition, considering the impact Paranormal activity has had in pop culture throughout its run, it’s hard to believe we won’t see some sort of remake or reboot happen years later. Maybe when there’s a genre like “found footage VR” or something, although I’m not sure I’d want to experience such a franchise in VR. It’s also possible that Jason Bloom might change his mind about the movies The other side it’s a hit, but we’ll just have to wait and see if that happens.
As mentioned, Paranormal Activity: The Other Side it is expected to be released sometime in 2023. Paramount+ subscribers have a lot of horror to stream on the platform beyond the iconic franchise, so be sure to check out what offers there are if you’re a subscriber.
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