Category Archives: Shaky Camera

Paranormal Activity 3 Poster Revealed…Another PA…Oh Joy, And I Only Just Recovered From The Last One!

It seems that the formidable Paranormal Activity franchise is making isn’t going away anytime soon (sigh), and it looks like to our misfortune that a third (and lets hope final) Paranormal is on the way — and here to reinforce that fact is the first teaser poster for the film! A few months back (i.e last year) we passed on the news that Paramount, the company behind the last two films, would be releasing another film in the franchise.

Lucky for us there hasn’t been any mention of 3D…yet, but its most likely the third film will not be in 3D — which will break the recent trend of 3D sequelizations. Seeing as Paramount likes to impose reasonably low budgets on the Paranormal films, a 3D conversion seems unlikely — and to be honest a 3D sequel probably wouldn’t cater for the shaky camera effect in this case.

According to sources PA3 is due to hit cinemas in October (US), and sometime after for other countries. So check out the teaser poster below, and as always enjoy!

Follow the editor, Mr. Bruce on Twitter @CinemaSharks for more news!


Jigsaw’s Dead, Now Another Title Can Make A Bid For Top Horror Release Next Year – Thats Right, Paranormal Activity 3! Now With A Release Date!!

Since one of the biggest sub-genre pretty much wrapped it self up this year, refearing to ofcourse the Saw franchise, room has been left for another more mentally demanding horror franchise to make a bid for the top spot and it ain’t Twilight: Breaking Dawn….

I’ll give you a clue, it shocked audiences over the ages of 13 and upwards last year and just recently brought out an terrifingly brilliant sequel worldwide just two months ago, and will be following the tradition of any marjoinally successfull horror franchise would do and come out with another sequel. Yeah thats right, get ready for Paranormal Activity 3!

The second fake found-footage film in the already-shaping up nicely franchise opened against Saw 3D this Halloween and despite that did surprisingly well, not that a sequel was ever in doubt. Now Dread Central confirms that PA3 is in fact in the works and that a release has been set for October 21st of next year, right before halloween time! So for fans and horror-fanatics alike, get ready ‘cus no-longer will Saw have its hold on audiences — surrender to the new super power, Paranormal power.

So not only will they be taking over the Saw franchise entirely but it will also be filling the release slot! And judging by the amount of horror fan-boys out there I don’t think they will tell the difference! So thats it from me and PA3, stay tuned for more info as it comes!

Follow me on twitter @CinemaSharks for more regular updates…

Trailer Trove: Second Monsters Trailer Still Very Vague On Any Actual Monsters

Thanks to Itunes Movie Trailers we have a second trailer to the upcoming low budget indie-film directed by Gareth EdwardsMonsters. About, you guest it monsters! The film has been generating quite some buzz on and off the movie scene — with the first trailer airing some time ago.

Edwards seems to be taking the Cloverfield approach when it comes to actually showing any of the monsters, and is doing a good job if keeping it under raps. So far, but to give us an idea of what were dealing with, check the vid below and after, some screen caps from the official site (which can be viewed here).

For those hazey on the plot line, heres the official plot summary from Magnet (the company under Magnolia Pictures):

“Six years ago NASA discovered the possibility of alien life within our solar system. A probe was launched to collect samples, but crashed upon re-entry over Central America. Soon after, new life forms began to appear and grow. In an effort to stem the destruction that resulted, half of Mexico was quarantined as an INFECTED ZONE. Today, the American and Mexican military still struggle to contain the massive creatures… Our story begins when a jaded US journalist (McNairy) begrudgingly agrees to find his boss’ daughter, a shaken American tourist (Able) and escort her through the infected zone to the safety of the US border.” Sound epic no?

A rag tag map of the infected zones in America
Could the monsters painted on the walls be the monsters in….Monsters?

Paranormal Activity 2 Trailer too Scary For California!

Huh this has to be one of the richest bit of news in a while, after the release of the Paranormal Activity 2 trailer aired this week right before Twilight: Eclipse news that it had been swiftly banned from the state of California in the states for being too scary. Deadline reports that Cinemark (a cinema) executives had a chat with Paramount about pulling the trailer from several of its cinemas.

Just a couple of days ago we posted on the release of Paranormal Activity 2‘s trailer, so if you haven’t seen it then nows the time. But I think this is ludicrous, and personally I could hardly watch the first PA movie but think that the trailer itself isn’t actually that scary. Should they be allowed to do this?

Paranormal Activity was of course one of the scariest films ever, harnessing lighting and its shaky camera shooting style. Also a very tension building film, it relates to its predecessor Blair Witch Project which coined the shaky camera genre in 1999. And now we have some softies telling us that we can’t see a horror movies trailer simply because it does what any good horror film should do — excuse the crudity but make you want to crap your pants.

What do you think about banning a horror films trailer for being simply too scary?
Post your comments below =)