Paramount Pictures' acquired found-footage horror franchise sequel Paranormal Activity 3 has finally released a teaser trailer!
The first PA film really took us by storm with a fresh take on the weary horror genre with a "Blair Witch Project" style found-footage experience of a couple who'd troubles with spirits right within their house. The techniques used are aimed towards achieving realism as we never really get to see the spirits appearing blatantly on the silver screen.
While the second film also revolved around a couple, this time what really satisfied the audience was the shocking twist at the end. Much like the first that also featured a shocking revelation, it was a pleasant surprise that the second film's actually a prequel that took place just before the happenings in the first.
Now that PA3 is slated for a Halloween release later this year, it really gets me curious to see if they will continue the story right where the previous film left off. While nothing's been released on the story of Paranormal Activity 3, which is directed by Catfish directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman this time round, the newly released teaser trailer seems to hint that it will be rewinding back to the childhood of sisters Katie and Kristi for the third film as the footage is dated September 1988 (so that makes it a prequel to the prequel of the first film. Hmm.). As the trailer progresses, I didn't notice anything creepy or unusual until the "Bloody Mary" game. So do keep an eye on that scene.
Let's not ponder too much about it in an anticipatory attempt, we should really walk into the theatres this Halloween and allow ourselves to be shocked and surprised. Meantime, take a look at the trailer released by The Film Stage:
Paranormal Activity 3 will be released 20 October 2011 this Halloween.