Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin is a 2021 American found-footage horror film and a reboot of the Paranormal Activity franchise. No plot details have been revealed at this stage but the trailer reveals it is set in an Amish community so that’ll be fascinating because dull religious zealots obviously make for an entertaining movie.
Directed by William Eubank (Underwater; The Signal, 2014) from a screenplay written by Christopher Landon (Freaky; Happy Death Day and its sequel; Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse; Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones).
The Blumhouse Productions-Paramount Players co-production stars Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Kyli Zion, Dan Lippert, Jill Andre, Henry Ayres-Brown, Wesley Han and Colin Keane.
Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin will be available for streaming on Paramount+ on October 29, 2021. Cos it’s obviously not worth releasing theatrically.
Co-producer Jason Blum has said: “Paramount wanted to continue Paranormal Activity, I probably would have left it alone. So they wanted to continue it, but I thought if they were gonna continue it, you gotta – it was tired, there was no way to continue the road that we’d been down. So I really encouraged all the creative people involved to think of something new.
A lot of people who are going to go see the new Paranormal Activity were three years old when the first Paranormal Activity came out, so they don’t even know from those older movies. I thought if you were going to re-do it, you better really re-do it, not try and expand what we did all those years ago.”
Cast and characters (confirmed):
Roland Buck III
Kyli Zion … Asmodeus
Jill Andre … Lavina
Wesley Han … Jeremy
Colin Keane … Eli
New York, USA
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