‘Paranormal Activity 4′ Teaser Hints at a Few Franchise Clues

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 10:25 pm,

While the individual films may not do the greatest job of explaining things, if you step back and look at the story of the Paranormal Activity franchise as a whole, it’s starting to become fairly clear: witches promised a female members of a certain bloodline to a demon who would collect the girls’ first male heir as payment for… something or other.

In that sense, there is a certain amount that can be inferred from what little information was revealed in the Paranormal Activity 4 trailer, and teasers, and what little more is revealed in this new teaser seen above.

Chronologically speaking, Paranormal Activity 4 is set in 2011, five years after the events of PA 1& 2 – twenty-four years after the events of PA3 – and we now follow a young girl named Alice (Kathryn Newton) who begins to document the creepy things that have been happening in and around her house, ever since a woman and her strange little boy moved into the area.

Paranormal Activity 4 Teaser1 Paranormal Activity 4 Teaser Hints at a Few Franchise Clues

In this teaser we see clues in a ghostly “echo” of what seems to be Demon-Katie walking away with her nephew Hunter (as seen at the end of PA2) – Hunter being around the same age in 2011 as the mysterious young “Robbie” who has been creeping Alice out. The second clue is the repeated flashing of a symbol (circle in a triangle) we saw at the end of PA3, when it was revealed that the grandmother of Katie and her sister Kristi was actually a crazy witch whose coven had sold the young girls as brides to a demon.

There’s no gurantee that things of this nature don’t happen in cycles, and that Demon-Katie and young Hunter (if that is indeed who Robbie really is) might not be scouting out another nubile young bride for the demonic force driving this whole franchise. We’ll have to see if such a fate befalls Alice and her mother – and if we maybe get some answers about all the lingering plotholes and gaps along the way.

Paranormal Activity 4 will be in theaters on October 19, 2012.

Source: Yahoo Movies


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  1. The first Paranormal Activity was one of the last movies that still managed to frighten me a bit, but only because I watched it alone in an empty house in the middle of the night with all the lights switched off.

    The second one was okay but mostly a rehash. After that I lost interest. I don’t care for a third, fourth, fifth, etc. installment. Paranormal Activity has run its course. Naturally, that doesn’t stop the studios from wringing as much money out of these movies as possible, even if that means that they ruin the whole franchise in the process by making it more and more ridiculous.

  2. We get paranoraml activity 4 and yet no one goes and sees Dredd. I’m at a loss on this one.

    • Well, they promote the hell out of Paranormal Activity while I still have to see anything about Dredd anywhere. If I didn’t actively seek out information about science-fiction and comic movies I wouldn’t know it existed. Sounds like a massive marketing failure to me.

      • Or willfull ignorance on the studios part. Not sure if they didn’t have faith in Dredd or what, but you’re right. I haven’t even seen a TV spot for Dredd either, but I don’t watch much TV so that could be my fault.

  3. Deathly Hallows minus Elder Wand?

  4. i thought the 3rd was the best one

    • It was. One was OK, 2 was pure trash and three was f’n scary!

  5. I enjoy them for what they are, and I actually liked PA1 quite a bit. Now of course they are now becoming a guilty pleasure (rehashing yearly) but I’ll watch since Halloween is my favorite time of year, and good/great horror movies are so few an far between. So if it’s not utter rubbish (I’m looking at you Halloween by zombie) I’ll watch.

  6. ‘I ain’t afraid of no ghost’. So boasts Mr Ray Parker Junior in the eponymous theme from the 1986 ‘children’s film’ Ghostbusters. Well Mr Junior if your reading this I’d like to tell you a little story that just might change your mind. It was an unseasonably cold afternoon late in May, from my vantage point on my bunkbed I cooly observed while my Uncle Raymond and, our irksome, next door neighbour Mr Philpot engaged in yet another stupendous row (This time about ethical issue of keeping jellyfish as pets). Philpot, a retired tv license inspector from Whittstable,(who I should perhaps point out had been stung on the shoulder by a Jellyfish that previous year) was now, rather pathetically I thought, simulating a sex act using a stick of rhubarb. So, after a valedictory of discourtesies, my Uncle thought it prudent to come inside. The two never to spoke again. Then things began to get a little bit peculiar to say the least! At first garden implements started to go missing, a hoe here, a spade over there, only to mysteriously reappear the next day? Next obscene writting began to appear, etched in the condensation on the downstairs loo windows! But the final straw came with the advent of the World Cup, with our televion set seemingly at the behest of some otherwordly forces. Intermittently it would lose it’s signal and often during some of the most crucial matches switch off entirely!! Looking back I often wonder if the strange goings on that summer were merely ‘the spirit worlds’ way of telling my Uncle Raymond to forgive and to forget his differences with old Mr Philpot. Alas I suspect we shall never know.