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Japan is making their own Paranormal Activity sequel

Sep. 17, 2010by:

I see how it is Japan, you're sick of us ripping you off for horror movie ideas, and so now you're r ipping us off as payback. You think you're too good for our ill-concieved PARANORMAL ACTIVITY sequel and think you need to make your own? Well, screw you guys, as it will actually uh...probably be better than ours.

Yes, because somehow PARANORMAL ACTIVITY was a huge hit in Japan, they're taking the franchise into their own hands with PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: TOKYO NIGHT, as they presumably don't want to wait around for us silly Americans to muck up a sequel. Here's the concept according to ScreenDaily:

The project is a direct continuation of the events of Oren Peli and Jason Blum’s 2007 original and takes place in Japan as a girl who visited San Diego as an exchange student unwittingly brings the evil that haunted Katie Featherston into her family’s house. The film chronicles the young woman’s videotape recordings in their house and the shocking realisation of the supernatural force that her family must defeat.

Wait, it's actually the same evil spirit that haunted the original girl? And it's brought to Japan by a foreign exchange student who just happens to be in San Diego and subsequently their house? And the family decides to videotape the ghost again? That's kind of a far walk to connect the two films, but I'm sure our American sequel is equally stupid in concept. Good luck Japan, I hope you somehow make it worthwhile.

Extra Tidbit: I feel like this isn't the kind of thing that's going to work twice.
Source: ScerenDaily

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10:57PM on 09/19/2010

Sigh.

So, the movie hasn't been released yet, but you're already going on-record as saying that it's "ill-conceived"? Bias much? It would be one thing to state logical reasons as to why the American version of Paranormal Activity 2 could very well end up going down the path of Blair Witch 2, but to proclaim the movie "ill-conceived" before so much as a detailed plot-synopsis has been released? That, my friend, is sloppy (and lazy) writing.

Guys like this are the reason why websites like Joblo.com
So, the movie hasn't been released yet, but you're already going on-record as saying that it's "ill-conceived"? Bias much? It would be one thing to state logical reasons as to why the American version of Paranormal Activity 2 could very well end up going down the path of Blair Witch 2, but to proclaim the movie "ill-conceived" before so much as a detailed plot-synopsis has been released? That, my friend, is sloppy (and lazy) writing.

Guys like this are the reason why websites like Joblo.com will never be considered legitimate facets of journalism. Then again, with politically differentiated junk like Fox News and MSNBC dominating the airwaves lately, the standard for what qualifies as "legitimate journalism" is significantly lower than it once was.

Sigh.

As for the Japanese version of Paranormal Activity 2, it could very well be an amazing movie, but then it could also end up being complete and utter crap. The fact that it's a Japanese movie doesn't automatically mean that it's going to be God's cinematic gift to the Earth. I am seriously tired of people using "foreign film" interchangeably with "Superior to American films, all the time, no matter what". Ugh.
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1:35PM on 09/18/2010
Oh noes, it's 'The Reverse Grudge'!
Oh noes, it's 'The Reverse Grudge'!
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7:01AM on 09/18/2010
Just look at Blair Witch: Book of Shadows (or whatever it's called)! Sequels to these type of films don't work.
Just look at Blair Witch: Book of Shadows (or whatever it's called)! Sequels to these type of films don't work.
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9:47PM on 09/17/2010
Haha I think this will probably end up being better than the American sequel.
Haha I think this will probably end up being better than the American sequel.
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7:50PM on 09/17/2010

That's funny.

Good I'm glad Japan is sharing some of the remake love. American's aren't the only ones who use others' ideas as their own. It's almost like the two sequels' story lines could be happening concurrently..I don't know. Funny though.
Good I'm glad Japan is sharing some of the remake love. American's aren't the only ones who use others' ideas as their own. It's almost like the two sequels' story lines could be happening concurrently..I don't know. Funny though.
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6:09PM on 09/17/2010

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It didn't even work once. The first one is one of the most overrated, unoriginal, and unscary horror movies to come out in a long time.
It didn't even work once. The first one is one of the most overrated, unoriginal, and unscary horror movies to come out in a long time.
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1:47PM on 09/17/2010

NOT

INTERESTED.
INTERESTED.
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2:23PM on 09/17/2010
Your avatar sucks. The reason why he didn't get Spider Man is because he sucks.
Your avatar sucks. The reason why he didn't get Spider Man is because he sucks.
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12:57PM on 09/17/2010
actually, if they get some really hot Japanese chick in the lead, i'd prob watch it anyways.
actually, if they get some really hot Japanese chick in the lead, i'd prob watch it anyways.
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12:56PM on 09/17/2010

predicting the synopsis of the America sequel...

The project is a direct continuation of the events of Oren Peli and Jason Blums 2007 original and takes place in NEW YORK as a girl who visited San Diego as an COLLEGE student unwittingly brings the evil that haunted Katie Featherston into her familys house. The film chronicles the young womans videotape recordings in their house and the shocking realisation of the supernatural force that her family must defeat.
The project is a direct continuation of the events of Oren Peli and Jason Blums 2007 original and takes place in NEW YORK as a girl who visited San Diego as an COLLEGE student unwittingly brings the evil that haunted Katie Featherston into her familys house. The film chronicles the young womans videotape recordings in their house and the shocking realisation of the supernatural force that her family must defeat.
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12:51PM on 09/17/2010

haha

wow the demon from this franchise is such a camera whore. later down the road it'll be revealed that its the demon spirit of paris hilton or something.

but yes, the japs will probably make this awesome.
wow the demon from this franchise is such a camera whore. later down the road it'll be revealed that its the demon spirit of paris hilton or something.

but yes, the japs will probably make this awesome.
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12:55PM on 09/17/2010
its slightly offensive when you refer to Japanese people as "the japs". that was a derogatory terms devised during WWII.
its slightly offensive when you refer to Japanese people as "the japs". that was a derogatory terms devised during WWII.
12:33PM on 09/17/2010
Their's will probably be better.
Their's will probably be better.
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11:50AM on 09/17/2010

Tidbit

I agree with the tidbit, but the first one was so good and scary, that I am very excited for a sequel.
I agree with the tidbit, but the first one was so good and scary, that I am very excited for a sequel.
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