Demons, deaths, and the greatest of thrills, spooky season isn’t over, it’s just the beginning with the release of Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin on Paramount+! If you’re skipping out on going to Halloween parties this year and are looking for a terrifyingly good film that will keep you up at night, the all new, seventh addition to the Paranormal Activity family of movies should definitely be your go-to pick. The Paranormal Activity franchise has been a staple during the Halloween season for over a decade with six (now, seven!) hair-raising movies that has viewers double-checking there aren’t any fiends in their closets. Now, the latest Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin movie is ringing in Hallo-weekend by taking viewers on an eerie and incredibly creepy trip to an Amish farm (or so we think).
Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin follows Margot (played by Emily Bader) as she chronicles meeting some of her kin for the very first time. For some background, Margot was adopted at a young age after being abandoned by her mom. Margot connects with Samuel, a relative of hers who recently left his Amish community to find himself, so she can film a documentary of where she comes from. Coming along for the ride is Margot’s good friend and tech-savvy cameraman, Chris (portrayed by Roland Buck III) and the boom operator who brings an abundance of laughs named Dale (played by Dan Lippert). As Margot yearns to find out more about her lineage, and specifically more about her mom, she, Chris and Dale find themselves in a very unknown territory where everyone is not who they make themselves out to be.
Directed by William Eubank and written by Christopher Landon, this terrifying and gripping film is the best motion picture to bring the Paranormal Activity movies back in action. (The last Paranormal Activity movie came out six years ago in 2015). This movie definitely takes the title of being the greatest Paranormal Activity film out. The story is unique and something completely different from what we have seen from this box office franchise. It’s intriguing, full of action, and a flick that will have your heart racing the entire time. Plus, the element of it being a documentary and seeing things from the camera’s point of view makes viewers feel like they are right there with Margot, Chris, and Dale getting to explore the Amish community and all of the spooky things happening within the Baylor family.
The cast’s work in this film is truly top-notch. Bader’s acting is so effortless and sincere. She made every part of the movie feel so real and genuine. Roland Buck III was simply fantastic and let’s just say, if we ever go on a paranormal excursion, we want him to be right by our side throughout it all. And, of course, Dan Lippert, the one who managed to perfectly execute great comedic chops in the midst of a horror movie. Needless to say, his character truly is a fan-favorite.
The outstanding cast and superb director William Eubank joined together to celebrate Halloween a little early at the special screening event of Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin, which took place on Thursday, Oct. 28 at The Lombardi House in Los Angeles, California. The event was a spook-tacular way to get in the Halloween spirit. In fact, the special screening even captured the wintery atmosphere of the movie by having it “snow” in Los Angeles. A+ on the details, Paramount+!!
Guests at the event were able to enjoy some delectable treats including sliders, an assortment of different tacos, loaded tater tots, and signature cocktails. For the sweet-tooths, there was also a “death by ice cream” station with a choice of ice cream flavors including chocolate, vanilla bean, salted caramel and a blood orange sorbet, as well as sweetened corn puffs with liquid nitrogen.
Spooky season has just begun at the #ParanormalActivityNextOfKin premiere!! 🎃👻💀 Thank you so much for having me, @ParamountPlus!! Sliders 🍔 , an assortment of tacos 🌮, loaded tater and tots and more — yum, yum, yum!! pic.twitter.com/HEvcFobdyL
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Then, it was premiere time! Guests took their seats inside the screening room and munched on some movie snacks including popcorn and candies.
“I remember seeing my first Paranormal Activity movie and I was like, ‘woah, this is so real,‘” said the film’s sensational director, William Eubank as he welcomed guests to the premiere. “While this movie is definitely like a new chapter, new direction in some regards, it still channels some of my ultimate favorite parts about filmmaking about trying to create reality.”
AlexisJoyVIPAccess had such a remarkable time attending the special screening event for Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin. This movie will certainly give you chills, so before you watch it, grab a blanket to hide underneath during the extra scary parts!
Check out some more photos below from the special screening of Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin and be sure to get your spook on by watching the film streaming now on Paramount+.
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