Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will premiere as the closing night film of the Screamfest Horror Film Festival, playing in RealD 3D at the TCL Chinese Theatre in L.A. Screamfest runs Oct. 13 to Oct. 22.
The move is a homecoming of sorts for the scary movie franchise as the first “Paranormal” made its debut at the festival, the largest and longest-running horror festival in the U.S., in 2007.
“We are thrilled to have the `Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ premiere close this year’s festival,” said Screamfest founder and festival director Rachel Belofsky. “We are so proud of writer-director Oren Peli and his success with the franchise. It’s great to have him back in the festival where it all began.”
“It’s incredibly exciting, and somewhat surreal, to premiere the final installment of the Paranormal series at Screamfest where the first film premiered eight years ago,” said Peli. “These films continued to be made because of the incredible fans that supported them from the very beginning, so I look forward to bringing the series back to its roots to honor them.”
2007’s “Paranormal Activity” was one of the movies that launched the found footage style of storytelling that proved not only compelling for the new social age but also hugely profitable. The story told of a family moving into a new home only to find a demon in their midst.
Directed by Gregory Plotkin, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” follows a new family, the Fleeges — father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) — who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box of tapes in the garage.
When they look through the camera’s lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them — including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie.
Opening across the Philippines on October 21, 2015, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.