There is an Ending to the Paranormal Activity Series

Jason McDonald

With the most recent “Paranormal Activity” film having the softest opening weekend of the series, it might seem as if the franchise is on it’s last legs.  However, if the series should finally bring it’s long reign to an end, would the creators have an endgame in mind?

In an interview with Slash Film, director and writer Christopher Landon revealed that the series does indeed have a destination.

We’ve always been looking ahead. 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. So we’re hoping the fans keep coming back and allow us to get them there

Based on that wording, it doesn’t sound like the end will come this October when Paramount releases “Paranormal Activity 5”.  However, depending on how that film performs, they might be encouraged to wrap the story up sooner rather than later.

In the most  recent “Paranormal Activity” film, we got a taste of the extended universe and saw a bit more of what this franchise has to offer.  Did we, perhaps, get an idea of how the series will end? According to Landon, the seeds for the ending could have been planted as early as the first movie.

The beginning of that started in [the first film]. I don’t think Oren realized it then, because when he made the first movie it felt like a standalone movie, but then when we started making 2 and we started to see the potential and possibility there for a franchise, that’s when the real think tank element came in to play and we really started to throw out crazy ideas. Then, over the course of the last couple movies, we came to a really good, interesting place.

It’s anyones guess as to when this franchise will come to an end, but for fans of the series it’s a comforting thought to know that there’s some grand plan in work.  Whether or not it’ll be a satisfying conclusion remains to be seen, but if the most recent film is any indication, they’re willing to take some big risks with the franchise. And if anything, that’ll at least keep things fresh for now.



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      1. Don Gowdy January 7, 2014 at 11:57 pm

        He says thank god, right?

      2. Matt Borkin January 8, 2014 at 12:35 am

        It will be an ironic twist/twilight zone-ish ending.

      3. Dwi Leeput January 8, 2014 at 12:51 am

        no endding an so convius me ..

      4. Michael kruger January 8, 2014 at 2:43 am

        For some reason, I want Katie to get killed off.

      5. Jude Pimentel January 8, 2014 at 4:52 am

        Who cares?? That last one was horrible.

      6. Sean O'Donnell January 8, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        The commercials make me laugh. What do they pay those people to act like such douches?

      7. Michiel January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

        I just saw the latest one last night, and it’s a horrible 1,5 hrs to sit through. It takes forever to pick up some steam, has all the obvious jump-scares but fails when it comes to deliver some real scary moments. Yes, they tried to give it a new spin, but please stop this trainwreck now! NO MORE! The year has just begun and I already know this is going to be in my top 5 of worst movies for 2014.