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Paranormal Activity 2?

10.26.2009

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It's really a no-brainer that any studio who picked a $15,000 movie on its way to gross $100M would want to do a sequel. But isn't there a BLAIR WITCH cautionary tale to be learned from?

According to the Los Angeles Times, Paramount isn't even done patting itself in the back for acquiring PARANORMAL ACTIVITY that a sequel is already being looked into. Says broadly-smiling studio chairman Brad Grey, "We have the rights on a worldwide basis to do 'Paranormal 2' and we're looking to see if that makes some sense." In Hollywood makes sense is usually code word for Cha-Ching Motherf*ckers.

What WOULD indeed make sense? Doing a sequel with 10 times the budget like BOOK OF SHADOWS which ended up a bigger dud then the original, or cheaply trying to recreate the original formula with another cost-less film that would hopefully generate just as much word of mouth? What say those who saw the film?

Extra Tidbit: CLERKS is a great example of a successful $5M sequel to a 10-grand original, but it came 10 years later and it's a Kevin Smith film - the dude has a built-in fanbase.
Source: LA Times

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11:19PM on 10/26/2009

YESSS!

I hope they show the demon and he's CGI! And I bet they'll introduce us to a new colorful cast of one dimensional characters!

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I hope they show the demon and he's CGI! And I bet they'll introduce us to a new colorful cast of one dimensional characters!

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5:51PM on 10/26/2009

No PA2!

Please don't make this a series we've all seen what happens when a successfulll scary movie becomes a franchise and looses it's essence to dumb and cheesy parlor tricks, just leave it alone.
Please don't make this a series we've all seen what happens when a successfulll scary movie becomes a franchise and looses it's essence to dumb and cheesy parlor tricks, just leave it alone.
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5:04PM on 10/26/2009

REMAKE

This time make it with good acting, tighter pace, good script, and fucking scary.

Maybe then they'll have a good movie.
This time make it with good acting, tighter pace, good script, and fucking scary.

Maybe then they'll have a good movie.
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3:13PM on 10/26/2009
The Book of Shadows : Paranormal 2
The Book of Shadows : Paranormal 2
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2:37PM on 10/26/2009

The only possibly satisfying story I can think of

is if they followed the story of the girl who got possessed before the girlfriend who the website was made for. Then it could be a prequel. Otherwise, they should leave the movie alone and just follow the same concept later...cheap movie, handheld camera, effective creepiness. It doesn't have to be a sequel to be sucessfull is the reality these studios need to understand...
is if they followed the story of the girl who got possessed before the girlfriend who the website was made for. Then it could be a prequel. Otherwise, they should leave the movie alone and just follow the same concept later...cheap movie, handheld camera, effective creepiness. It doesn't have to be a sequel to be sucessfull is the reality these studios need to understand...
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1:32PM on 10/26/2009
Terrible idea. Which means Hollywood will definitely do it.
Terrible idea. Which means Hollywood will definitely do it.
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11:10AM on 10/26/2009
This film was really overrated. It was cool but it just seems like something like this should've come out like ten years ago. I don't understand this hype. Is it the people in the po'dunk towns who think it's real and like an easy scare??
This film was really overrated. It was cool but it just seems like something like this should've come out like ten years ago. I don't understand this hype. Is it the people in the po'dunk towns who think it's real and like an easy scare??
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10:55AM on 10/26/2009

What????

let me guess in 3-D? no way keep it as the sleeper hit it is and no background story to the demon ghost whatever it bloody is
let me guess in 3-D? no way keep it as the sleeper hit it is and no background story to the demon ghost whatever it bloody is
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9:54AM on 10/26/2009
Hollywood will screw up anything. I really enjoyed the first one. A sequel will not make sense ( just cents ). It'll have tons of CGI and be as scary as Freddy Vs Jason. Leave well enough alone....
Hollywood will screw up anything. I really enjoyed the first one. A sequel will not make sense ( just cents ). It'll have tons of CGI and be as scary as Freddy Vs Jason. Leave well enough alone....
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9:29AM on 10/26/2009
A sequel did cross my mind because if a film makes 5 dollars over it's budget, these days it usually gets a sequel, even if it's Stv.

I discounted that idea because i didn't think the idea warranted one. Part of the appeal was the low budget aspect, if they do something similar with a bigger budget, i don't see it working.

More loud noises, a couple of demon faces, doors slamming, porn movie acting, just let the first stand on it's own, i won't see a cash grab, this one is fresh, it was
A sequel did cross my mind because if a film makes 5 dollars over it's budget, these days it usually gets a sequel, even if it's Stv.

I discounted that idea because i didn't think the idea warranted one. Part of the appeal was the low budget aspect, if they do something similar with a bigger budget, i don't see it working.

More loud noises, a couple of demon faces, doors slamming, porn movie acting, just let the first stand on it's own, i won't see a cash grab, this one is fresh, it was an experience, a sequel would be idiotic from a narrative standpoint, but they can't help themselves, so we are getting one.

It could be a prequel, delve into the mystery of her childhood and the entity that haunted her as a child, somewhat of a Curse of the Blair Witch deal, but that's more of an interesting supplement for a dvd release.

Just please don't do a Saw and release one every year for the next ten years.
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8:01AM on 10/26/2009

Hmm

It would be kind of cool to have another one from the viewpoint of a PA Investigator I guess....
It would be kind of cool to have another one from the viewpoint of a PA Investigator I guess....
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7:09AM on 10/26/2009

psh!

ya know, ik say let it sleep and bask in its success, drop the concept, and focus on another original CHEAP idea. its inspiring to see the cheaper movies making bank these days against their big budget nemesis that i like to call shit-flicks. But hey, they'll do it anyway. I would be curious to see what the plot would be. Personally i hated blairwitch cause it was a joke, but PA was actually decent. its just very well done. i'm out.
ya know, ik say let it sleep and bask in its success, drop the concept, and focus on another original CHEAP idea. its inspiring to see the cheaper movies making bank these days against their big budget nemesis that i like to call shit-flicks. But hey, they'll do it anyway. I would be curious to see what the plot would be. Personally i hated blairwitch cause it was a joke, but PA was actually decent. its just very well done. i'm out.
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6:19AM on 10/26/2009

OMG PARANORMAL ACTIVITY IS THE ANTI-SAW

GREAT TO SEE AN ORIGINAL IDEA DOMINATING ANOTHER REHASH/SEQUELOHWAIT.
GREAT TO SEE AN ORIGINAL IDEA DOMINATING ANOTHER REHASH/SEQUELOHWAIT.
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5:54AM on 10/26/2009

Paranormal 2

I have one guilty pleasure: sequels. Done right i think it could work, allthough it will most surely be a quick rehash of the original premise i still think it can make a good movie.

There are lots of parts about ghostly encounters which remained untouched, and i think director Peli earned the right to make a bigger budget studioflick!
I have one guilty pleasure: sequels. Done right i think it could work, allthough it will most surely be a quick rehash of the original premise i still think it can make a good movie.

There are lots of parts about ghostly encounters which remained untouched, and i think director Peli earned the right to make a bigger budget studioflick!
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