Grab Bag: Trailer for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 hits; first photo from PROMETHEUS

by: Joshua Brunsting
July 21st, 2011

Say what you will about the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise, it sure is popular.

And now, thanks to the team of Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, a third PA film is quickly on its way to theaters.  PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 sees the viewer being privy to the story leading up to the original two films, involving a pair of sisters and their lives leading up to the events of PA 1 and 2.

Paramount has released a teaser for the film (hat tip to reader Diego Acevedo for the heads up), and I must say, while it looks like more of the same, that’s not wholly a bad thing.

The trailer itself is weak. It features some new footage packed together with footage from the previous two films, and only one real scare, which can be found right at the end. That said, the last film was really solid, and I genuinely dig the jump scare that’s at the end here, as manipulative as it truly is. Is it going to be a classic film? No. That said, come October, this may be some fun counter-programming out of the world of Oscar bait.

In other news, Comic-Con is here, and we finally have our first glimpse at Ridley Scott’s upcoming sci-fi film, PROMETHEUS (via HeyUGuys). Not a whole lot is shown here, the photo itself looks really cool, and with a cast including Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Kate Dickie, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, and Idris Elba, this thing is easily one of the most intriguing films of 2012.

What do you think?

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  • http://twitter.com/JaySvatos Jason Svatos

    It looks like it’s got a solid Alien vibe to it, that I don’t think we got from ANY of the sequels.  Very, very excited.  

  • http://twitter.com/JaySvatos Jason Svatos

    It looks like it’s got a solid Alien vibe to it, that I don’t think we got from ANY of the sequels.  Very, very excited.  

  • http://twitter.com/JaySvatos Jason Svatos

    It looks like it’s got a solid Alien vibe to it, that I don’t think we got from ANY of the sequels.  Very, very excited.  

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