‘Paranormal Activity’ creators discuss franchise finale

Director Christopher Landon opens up about future plans

Paranormal Activity director Christopher Landon has revealed that he is planning a big finish for the horror movie franchise.

The fifth film in the series, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is set to open in cinemas this October (2014) to coincide with Halloween. According to Slash Film, however, Landon has insisted that the franchise won’t spawn endless sequels. “We’ve always been looking ahead,” he said. “I’ll say this much: there is a very specific end goal and I’m hoping we have enough time in the franchise to get there.

“We have a really big idea that’s at the finish line, but we need time to get there,” he added. “So we’re hoping the fans keep coming back and allow us to get them there.”

Released in 2009, the original Paranormal Activity film was made for just $15,000 (£9,200) and went on to make over $193 million (£119 million) at the box office worldwide. It is often described as the “most profitable movie ever made” based on return of investment. Since then, the series has spawned a film a year, all shot in the “found footage” style of the original.