Paranormal Activity is one of the most financially successful horror franchises ever, but just like Fast and the Furious franchise, it's one of the movie franchises many people are hoping to come to an end already. Even CEO of Blumhouse Productions and producer Jason Blum believes that the found footage series should come to an end, but more on that later.
The first Paranormal Activity movie was released in 2017, and it centers on the young couple Katie and Micah, who have recently moved to a new house in San Diego, California. They are soon terrorized by a demon that has stalked Katie since she was a child, with the film making use of found footage of the people in the house. The movie was praised for its genuine, intense terror, full of jump scares, and a shocking ending.
After Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin was released in October 2021, news of an eighth movie came out, and the upcoming sequel will reportedly be titled Paranormal Activity: The Other Side. While most details about the movie are still being kept under wraps, there are a few updates and rumors that have been circulating online.
Here's everything we know so far about Paranormal Activity 8, including its release date, plot, cast, and news.
Paranormal Activity 8 Release Date
There is no official release date for Paranormal Activity 8 yet. However, during an interview with producer Jason Blum, Variety revealed that the eighth Paranormal Activity movie is coming sometime in 2023.
The film was set to release on October 14, 2022, as specified by The 25th Frame, but the film had been delayed to an unspecified 2023 release date.
Paranormal Activity 8 Plot
The eighth Paranormal Activity movie is tentatively titled Paranormal Activity: The Other Side, but it's still unclear why it's titled this way. According to IMDb, The Other Side features four young friends who into Katie and Kristi's childhood house together before college starts, only to discover the dark past of their home and its connection to the 1988 incidents. Set in the 1990s, the film will reportedly address the fire that burned down the property which has only been mentioned briefly in a few past installments.
Paranormal Activity 8 Cast
New cast members include Chethrin Schulze, Tamara Hitz, Nika Sofie, and Chany Dakota. There's still no word on whether any of the cast members from previious Paranormal Activity movies will return in Paranormal Activity: The Other Side.
Paranormal Activity 8 Trailer
Paramount hasn't released an official trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Other Side yet, but we will update you here once the first one comes out.
For now, you can re-watch the trailer for Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin:
What The Other Side be the last Paranormal Activity movie?
Paramount hasn't officially confirmed if Paranormal Activity: The Other Side will be the final Paranormal Activity movie, but CEO of Blumhouse Productions and prodcuer Jason Blum believes that it's now time for the supernatural horror series to come to an end. “It has been enough already. That last Paranormal Activity movie was terrible,” Blum told Variety of the most recent installment, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, which premiered in October 2021.
The producer went to compare the Paranormal Activity franchise to that of Halloween, another long-running horror classic that has been successfully brought back to life and will come to an end with Halloween Ends in late 2022.
“With Halloween, we only had the rights to three movies, so we said: Halloween Ends! It ends for Blumhouse, at least,” he said. “With other things, you just have this feeling it’s time to put them to bed. It would come back if some director I love, like Scott Derrickson, said: ‘I have a great idea for a ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie. But it’s not something I want to do [at the moment].”