Wouldn’t It Be Awesome If Paranormal Activity 3 Was About…

November 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm

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[UPDATE] July 22, 2011. The first trailer for Paranormal Activity 3 has arrived!

Paranormal Activity 3 is coming!

On October 21, 2011 we will get a second unlikely follow up to one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen in theaters:  Paranormal Activity

The first installment was my favorite film of 2009 It was the most fun I’ve had at a screening in years. The entire theater loved it and the atmosphere was incredible.  Well done Oren Peli.

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Really?  How creepy is that look?  Especially when you are already terrified.  I loved the first film.

I was really hoping the Paranormal Activity 2 would deliver and thankfully it did.

Click here for my full review and the story of the first time I told someone to shut up at the movies.

What will the third film be about?  Here is what I think would be awesome.

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[Warning Full Spoilers Ahead]

I loved how they tied the second film in with the first. Now they have built an entire mythology around the demon that haunts Katie and her family.

There is a history that dates way back to their grandmother.  A woman who makes a deal with ‘something’ in exchange for wealth.

Obviously the grandmother is long gone but I think it would be sweet to tell that story.

Many people are saying the series should ditch the found footage approach.  I kind of disagree.  It would certainly provide more options to the filmmakers but isn’t the low budget look of the films a plus?  I think it’s a lot scarier when you aren’t dealing with crystal clear color corrected film.  Maybe it will be a hybrid and mix styles.

I think the third film should follow Molly Ephraim’s Ali. Have her search for her baby brother and aunt Katie.  During her search have her uncover videos and such from the past.  Home movies that Katie and her sister Kristi made when they were younger.

Hauntings. Ooooooo.

Maybe she could dig further and discover a REALLY old tape from the 40’s that shows the grandmother’s encounters with the demon.

What I don’t want is a prequel.

Wouldn't It Be Awesome If Paranormal Activity 3 Was About...

We HAVE to find out what happens to the baby.  When was the last time you had a horror film where the bad guy wins and gets away?  What’s the demon going to do now?

Perhaps a new deal?  An exchange? I want answers!

Maybe another family is being haunted by Katie and Ali seeks them out.  She could be documenting the whole thing with a friend.

You could easily mix footage from today, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, 50 years ago and probably beyond in the third.

They left it open enough to go anywhere they want with the third film.

I hope they stay small.  Keep the story ‘realistic’.  I never want to see that demon.  What scared me in theaters was the unknown.  What is it?  Why is it there?

Paranormal Activity 2 provided some fantastic answers but posed a lot more questions.

My worst fear is an entirely new storyline where some random people are haunted and have to deal with it.  Stick with the mythology.

I can’t wait to see what they come up with.

I don’t even care if I’m right.

I just want it to be good!