What is the most memorable cinema experience you’ve ever had?

There are so many to recount, but perhaps very few moviegoing experiences stand out quite like the first time seeing Paranormal Activity.

Back in 2007, audiences flooded the multiplexes to check out what many were claiming to be one of the scariest movies of all time. It was the prototype for the onslaught of found-footage haunted house films to come.

However, arguably none were quite so effective as Oren Peli’s original vision.

On opening night, a packed cinema was invaded by the screams of audiences who had made themselves terrified in anticipation before even entering the theater.

It was magical.

Since then, we have seen a number of sequels but the franchise has lain dormant since 2015’s The Ghost Dimension…. Until now. So, here’s where to watch Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin once the release date rolls around.

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Where to watch Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin is scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ on Friday, October 29th 2021.

Just in time for Halloween!

The good news comes after Tanya Giles – Chief Programming Officer at ViacomCBS Streaming – and Tom Ryan – President & CEO of ViacomCBS Streaming – said earlier this year that the streamer would be returning to the franchise.

Not only will we be getting Next of Kin, but there’s also a documentary on the way at some point.

As for what this 2021 film will deliver, it has already been confirmed that it’s not the seventh installment of the franchise that serves to follow the continuity of previous films.

Instead, it has been billed as a reboot and could revitalize the franchise that many felt grew stale amidst later entries.

The likes of Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert, and Henry Ayres-Brown have already been confirmed to star, and William Eubank (Underwater) is firmly in the director’s chair; Christopher Landon penned the screenplay.

Next of Kin UK release date?

As of yet, there is no news regarding a UK release date for Next of Kin.

As you may already know, Paramount+ isn’t available in the UK at the moment. However, Tech Advisor acknowledges that there are plans to launch the service in the UK in future.

Unfortunately, that won’t be a reality until 2022.

Taking this into consideration, it’s likely that UK release date news and potential streaming info could emerge in October.

Rated R?

You’d better believe it!

Earlier this September, Bloody Disgusting noted that the film has already received an R rating due to “violence and bloody images, and language throughout.”

So, fans of the franchise can expect a gory return while the filmmakers have also – thankfully – embraced the series’ found-footage roots. Nevertheless, it still looks like the team is steering this “unexpected retooling” of the franchise into exciting new territory.

The aforementioned Tanya Giles explained in a statement:

“A new Paranormal Activity from Paramount Players should bring fans an unexpected reimagining of the beloved horror franchise. We’ll also be launching a documentary on the making of the Paranormal Activity. Both of which will be coming to the service in time for Halloween.”

It’s set to be a good time to be a Paranormal Activity fan come October. Who’d have thought?

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin arrives on Paramount+ on Friday, October 29th 2021.

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