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You Shouldn't Take Things From Demon Katie In New PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 Trailer!!

Published at: Sept. 27, 2012, 9:55 a.m. CST

The Kidd here...

It looks like Katie and Hunter are set to resurface for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4, and, as you can tell from the new trailer, Katie doesn't like when you take things from her, namely her nephew. 

Being a good Samaritan doesn't pay off here in watching a kid who has nowhere else to go, because that kid may just have a deep connection to a demon, and, if that's the case, you're seriously screwed just for trying to be a good person. No good deed really does go unpunished in the PA world.

There's plenty of dragging going on here, which means a lot of what you see now will most likely not make the final cut, and that's partially a damn shame. I really would like to see the movie that's being formulated in this trailer. Granted, there's some major scares that I wish weren't ruined, which means directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman still have quite a few tricks up their sleeves left in what will make the final cut. I have my fingers crossed that it'll match what they're putting out there in advance.

 

-Billy Donnelly

"The Infamous Billy The Kidd"

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  • Sept. 27, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    frist

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    can't wait to see this finally

    by Professor_Bedlam

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 9:59 a.m. CST

    THIS LOOKS UNBELIEVEABLY STUPID. HOLY CRAP.

    by gruemanlives

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10 a.m. CST

    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 : BUY AN XBOX KINECT!

    by gruemanlives

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST

    An idea that has more than run it's course

    by vettebro

    Stop making these already. Time for something new...

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Looks like the insanity level has rose a tad... I'm there

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    did I just see Tyler Perry Holding a double pump shotgun?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:10 a.m. CST

    This trailer looks better than the last 3 combined.

    by schlockthemonkey

    Hated the first & second one but the third was alright. This one looks like it might be good.

  • www.kingbossdesign.com

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    The problem with these films...IMO : )

    by vettebro

    The tension build up and character deposition is waaaaaaaaay to long. The audience has to sit through 20 minutes of boring shit to get to a "supernatural" scene that last 5 seconds or less, then it's another 20 minutes of boring bullshit before another event. What's even worse are the events. One waits all that time then, the fucking door moves on it's own. Then you wait another 15 minutes and there is a bang with the chandelier moving. Did everyone forget about that? I suspect we just saw the best this moving has to offer in the trailer...

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman still have quite a few tricks up their sleeves

    by SergeantStedenko

    No, no they don't.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Please people do not see this. Go see Sinister instead.

    by SergeantStedenko

    Support AICN's very own Massawyrm. I'm not being facetious. I will see the Massawyrm scripted found footage movie before I will see this tired gimmick posing as a film.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:30 a.m. CST

    How many bumps in the night and falling pots and pans can you have?

    by SergeantStedenko

    I guess until morons stop going to the theater to get cheated out of their $10+.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Joost and Schulman still owe me 90 minutes of my life back for Catshit.

    by SergeantStedenko

    Talk about a load of horse pucky.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed the First Three PA Films but 4??

    by Ines5

    BTW I Deeply Hope SINISTER is as Cool as it looks!

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Not a fan of the kid angle

    by Barrock

    I don't come to PA for creepy kid stuff. I hope there isn't a ton of that.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    There's not enough screaming

    by DipshitKnight

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    This looks so terrible

    by VoiceOfSaruman

  • Why, you ask? Because the premise looks downright idiotic. Also, I really hate "found footage" type films. That fad needs to go away, and has needed to ever since Blair Witch. Now, a horror movie i DID like (well, more a revenge story with some horror elements) - I saw the Devil Korean cinema, where have you been all my life?

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:03 a.m. CST

    The Power of Christ compels you!!!

    by JamesT

    To make a decent movie......

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Now, if someone would make a movie about cryptids, that I'd see

    by wcolbert

    Ghosts....boring. Creatures that could concievably exist and simply haven't been discovered yet, and which do not violate the known laws of physics...moe interesting. I'm not saying I think bigfoot is walking around out there. Just that it's more bloody likely than some spirits. We have quite a lot of thick forest in some parts of the world which humans rarely if ever pass through. Undiscoveed species could certainly exist. it's not a cryptid so much as a questionable extinction, but I really liked THYLACINE - Willem Dafoe carried that film (and the end scene will give you the goosebumps). The fact that even a guy like Steve Irwin stated that he'd seen a living one (coupled with the fact that they were quite alive up until at least 1936 - not long ago at all - and the remote, untouched ancient forests that Tasmania sports)....actually makes that quite a compelling case. The world needs another sasquatch movie. Harry and the Hendersons was the fun, cutesy route...now I'd like to see a realist's take on what such an animal (say, a gigantopithecus that escaped extinction) would be like in reality to come across in the woods. But yeah. Enough with the found footage.

  • My god. I want to smack each one of them with a cricket bat for being the most idiotic, unscientific morons ever allowed to conduct "research" on television. *fart* Bob: O.O "Must've been a 'squatch!" ...seriously. That's about it.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    RIP Herbert Lom

    by KelseysNuts

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:33 a.m. CST

    So this Paranormal is basically aimed at tweens and dirty old men?

    by darthflagg

    I know there's a big jailbait market out there, but is this the best they could come up with the fourth movie?

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Part 1 wasn't scary... But-

    by Bruno

    It made me laugh because I could relate to being home alone and hearing weird ass noises that couldn't be explained. I don't hate the movie, and I understand what scares people is all subjective, but I wasn't scared at all. I liked part 2 better because the sister being the first one haunted by the ghost and then sending it to Katie was just foul. And the elderly Latina woman trying to cleanse the house was hilariously realistic. It was the best one IMO. Part 3 was a waste of time. I don't get how people love it. It's boring. Not scary. Not interesting. And Paramount should be fucking sued for marketing a movie to the public in which the trailers had so much footage that wasn't even in the movie. I'm sitting this one out.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Sinister > PA1,2,3,4

    by Bruno

    The trailers to that movie alone look better than all the PA movies combined.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Wait for it....

    by B Arnold Quizzling

    The Kid vs Herbert Lom (RIP) He was my favorite Opera Ghost.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:50 a.m. CST

    God that looks terrible.

    by Brian Hopper

    Least scary trailer ever.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Boo

    by DirtyWookie

    Look, there in the corner..... It moved Whatever I liked them, I like Blair Witch... Things in the dark scare me. Scare me more than Freddy Fucking Kruger. Yeah I spelt his name wrong. Boo It's back.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Paranormal 5 should be about Romney winning the presidency

    by wcolbert

    Now that shit is scary. Take away my college grants and I'll make you eat your own balls you fuck. Hitler's fuckin ghost could come and invade someone's body, run for president, and actually run the country better than Romney ever could. It'd be a hit movie.

  • And now we have little kids and screaming teenage girls...

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Hey! Someone gets pulled away from the camera!!!

    by Fish Tank

    Finally a fresh new idea

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Looks like a big clusterfuck of a film...

    by TheBigFuckinLebowski

    I know what we should do for the 4th movie: Let's mix "The Omen" and "The Exorcist" together, with a pinch of "Poltergeist"!

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Dat blonde....

    by dr sauch

    hnnng.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Enjoyed part 1, really enjoyed part 2, hated part 3

    by ghoulstock

    And this looks even worse. That lead girl looks like the most annoying "actress" in the series yet. And what is with that blatant product placement. "WANNA SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THE XBOX KINECT??" I enjoyed part 1, but didn't find it that scary until the very end. Part 2 surprised me, as it did a good job "world building" and had quite a few freaky scenes. I liked the premise of part 3, but thought the film itself was incredibly weak and rushed, and almost pointless. This looks to be the worst one yet. And that girl is already annoying as hell. "MOM, I DON'T THINK IT WAS AN ACCIDENT." Shut up.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 12:59 p.m. CST

    As a fan of these films, I've gotta say.....

    by castaway

    This one looks like kind of a letdown. I will still go see it at the midnight screening if I can but it does not look like they did anything as interesting as in the other movies (the twist to the second movie and how kinda shocking the end was to the third movie). Also I would like to say that I will also be seeing Sinister as well but it warrants mentioning that someone involved with the making of Sinister freely admitted that they were trying to ape the success and formula (to a certain extent) of the movie Insidious, so Sinister is not that original (I would also note that the entity in Sinister being in an alternate picture realm/reality is not that far removed from Samara Morgan/Sadaako in The Ring film series). I would happily see these 2 movies over the Silent Hill sequel. As far as strongly judging these 3 movies, Silent Hill: Revelations looks more and more like it is the far bigger shitpile than Sinister or PA 4.

  • Man, I wanna see those things unleashed. (insert annoying wolf howl)

  • I mean I saw the 2nd forced by my girl. But for about an hour and twenty minutes nothing happens. A dish moved lights on dog barks. Cabinets opened, than the last 10 minutes you get action and the last shot that's supposed to scare. It's boring as hell and equally stupid, yet people line up in droves WHY?

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 1:59 p.m. CST

    SO. FUCKING. OVER. THIS. FRANCHISE.

    by DickBallsworth

    Stop buying tickets you fucking morons. Kill the beast. Save your souls.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 2:31 p.m. CST

    i'm not that fussed but i'm going to the midnight showing....

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    COME ON!

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST

    its stupid like

    by pauduro

    professor_bedlam that have this crap fest going on

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 3:11 p.m. CST

    didn't realize Lom had died...

    by Terry Powell

    ...actually, it's been so long since I've seen him in anything, I assumed he'd been dead long ago. Too, bad cuz he was always great, would've loved seeing him in more. My favorites of his are(of course) Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, especially >>>Strikes Back, god that movie is hilarious(though my favorite bit is the non-Lom, "Does your dog bite" scene). I also loved him in The Dead Zone, especially the scene about killing Hitler. But his Dreyfus was comedy gold, one reason why any Pink Panther remakes now or in the future are pointless.

  • a chair moved. I don't know if its was the brilliance of the filmmakers to come across a concept that makes the audience an active viewer. Or are people just stoopid. To stretch this concept over four films?.....I opt for stoopid.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 3:59 p.m. CST

    PARANORMAL ACTIVITY aka THINGS GETTING DRAGGED AROUND

    by spacehog

    You thought you were walking around in your room but you're GETTING DRAGGED! You thought that chandelier was securely bolted to the ceiling but it's GETTING DRAGGED! You thought you fell asleep with a good grip on your blanket but it's GETTING DRAGGED! You thought...

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 4:30 p.m. CST

    So fucking boring

    by 2soon2eat

    Couldn't make it through that trailer. What's with the Kinect thing?

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Wow some people on here have reached epic levels of sad...

    by Andrew Coleman

    I mean why do any of you care about PA series that much? The level of hate has become very pathetic on this TB... "My girl took me to the second one"... Bull shit. How I know this is bullshit is no one just goes to the sequel of a movie without seeing the first. And you obviously don't have a "girl" to go to movies with. Most of the haters describe the movie as "You wait 20 minutes for a dish to move"... Right even though you don't. You obviously didn't see the movie and are just making shit up. Also if you did just see the second one... You obviously would be annoyed because it's connected directly to the first. You wouldn't know what was going on. Idiot. Look I get the it makes money so I must hate it thing that happens on AICN all the time... But you're really just pointlessly rambling. No one really cares about these movies. They are cheap scares. Fuck it I'll see the 4th one just to piss some of you off. The first one is solid... Those who go out of their way to say it's not scary obvious pissed their pants watching it and are back tracking. The second one isn't scary but I actually liked how they expanded the story. The third one is a whatever type movie. Probably better "scares" than the previous two but the plot went no where. Interested in the 4th one mainly so they can explain how they got Hunter. Did Katie get killed by the cops? I'll see it.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    So...when does the blair witch cult pop up?

    by Chris

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    @wcolbert- Romney scares you...really?

    by Jeremy

    Have you been asleep for the past 4 years? A decent man, married to his wife for 42 years, grandfather of 10. Chose to spend two years of his life as a missionary. Started a great company that has created over 100,000 jobs. Yeah, that's scary....frightening!!

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Sinister

    by ghoulstock

    I saw Sinister two nights ago at an advanced screening in Philadelphia. It was great. Scary and well made. The audience totally lost their shit at least a dozen times during the really frightening stuff, and at one particularly scary scene the grown man sitting directly behind me who had been acting too "tough" to be afraid of a horror movie literally screamed "OH MY GOD!!!" at the top of his lungs. Great stuff.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST

    romney scares me...

    by Terry Powell

    ...and I'm an Army veteran. Married to his wife for 42 years and 10 grandchildren, ok. How do we know he's decent? Didn't sound like a decent guy in his 47 percent speech. Missionary for 2 years...in France? And that was to use his religious status to get out of the Vietnam war, which he supported(but not to fight in, soldiers are poor kids). Don't know about creating 100,000 jobs, but know that he has cost many many people their jobs after sucking the lifeblood(well, money) out of several companies so they'd have to go bankrupt and layoff(fire) their workers. All in the pursuit of the mighty dollar which seems to fly against his religious beliefs that he wears on his sleeve. Not to mention, the guy wants to be President of the US but hides his money in offshore banks to avoid taxes. I agree with the Massachusetts governor who said that Mitt wanted to be governor but didn't want to work at it. Semms to be the same thing with the presidency. And by the way, I've done just fine the last four years.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 6:56 p.m. CST

    @harryreickle

    by Jeremy

    All in the pursuit of the mighty dollar which seems to fly against his religious beliefs that he wears on his sleeve-- I would say that you rarely, if ever her Gov. Romney mention his religion. Others try to make it an issue. he has cost many many people their jobs after sucking the lifeblood(well, money) out of several companies so they'd have to go bankrupt and layoff(fire) their workers-- There are winners and losers. Venture Capitalists try to help struggling companies...it doesn't always work, but not because the VC's are evil and try to throw people out of their jobs. The company, likely, was already in trouble. the guy wants to be President of the US but hides his money in offshore banks to avoid taxes-- I don't have all of the facts, but in my understanding, its legal. I, personally, do not care what anyone's income is, or where they choose to place their money. It's not my business. And by the way, I've done just fine the last four years-- So have I, but many haven't and we can't keep saying it's because of Bush. Policies matter, and anti-small business polices (You didn't build that- the government made the roads...) do not give business owners the confidence to hire any of the 23 million unemployed. This is a TV/Movie site- I just responded to someone else's comment. I was not picking a fight...it really is just interesting to me that as bad as the economy, gas prices and housing have been, that a successful business man running for president is a scarier alternative to what we currently have. Take care!

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Katie's got some big ass titays!

    by one9deuce

    I thought the first PARANORMAL ACTIVITY worked pretty well. That's the kind of shit that scares me anyway, the shit that can't be explained. Where the protagonists have no chance like in THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT. That just bothers me. At least if you don't smoke weed or fuck anyone you will survive Michael Myers or Jason Vorhees. But again the best two parts of the first PARANORMAL ACTIVITY? Katie Featherston's perfect, all natural, and huge rack.

  • Also, where is child protective services? Could you imagine this happening in a government orphanage? And to touch on the burgeoning political flame war that is starting to brew up, all I have to say is: you liberals crack me up. Romney is kind of liberal himself. Everything you say you hate about him can be said about Obama and then some (you know why the Keystone pipeline was shitcanned by the O? It was because multi-billionaire William Buffet owns a raidroad company which has been transporting oil from Canada. The pipeline would have tanked his company for the obvious reason. After O cancelled the pipeline, Buffet's railroad company stock close to doubled in price. Let's not even bring up Solyndra or the multitude of other green companies/money laundering scams to the tunes of billions of tax dollars, or how he bribed Mary Landreiu with $300 million in tax dollars to change her "no" vote on Ocare). On the flip side, Romney has done a lot of liberal things. So in what way do you guys lose if you have a choice between a hard left guy and a soft left guy? Is it just that you are conditioned to hate anyone who opposes you, or has the scarlet R after their name? And didn't you jokers vote for John Kerry, who is Romney times 10? It's like that woman on youtube saying she's going to vote for Obama because he's getting her a free phone. This country is so done.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 7:57 p.m. CST

    and that's supposed to be RAILroad.

    by Monroville

    Thanks for the editing feature, AICN!

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    @monroville- well said.

    by Jeremy

  • I have loved all three films and found all of them scary. I thought the last two were scarier than the first, and quite enjoyable. It amazes me how they can make them so cheap and have believeable effects that are better than many of those shitty blockbusters. I look forward to this new one. They never had films like this before, such as the 1970s, so I think it is great that they're making them now. You fuckers complain about everything, and I know that plenty of you would watch this, then some old rerun of Friday the 13th or Smoking and the Bandit 3.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 8:32 p.m. CST

    granted the concept is aging,

    by Gidney

    but it's more clever than anything in the SAW franchise by half. I remember walking out after the first SAW and wondering how anybody connected with this movie could ever work again. Perhaps everyone should put Trick 'r Treat in the DVD player and just remember why we see these movies to begin with. And yes, boobies are one of the reasons.

  • Oh yeah, we're what, 35th in the world in mathmatics alone? And college is becoming even more expensive, meanwhile, our skilled workforce is dwindling and we'll be left with primarily people with a high school diploma, GED, or some 2 year degree from community college with laughable standards. This fucking clown hasn't the faintest CLUE how difficult college is to afford for a lot of people. I wouldn't be able to go right now, save for maybe 1 or 2 classes a semester (which would take the better part of a DECADE to complete, assuming I dont get laid off by then) if I didn't have pell grants and other aid. China is going to leave us in the dust within 10-20 years. Mark my words. Best start xihuan xue zhongwen, people. that is...start liking to learn Mandarin. You're gonna need it in the world market. Romney = 白痴。。。。 If he wins, I know of many people who are planning on getting out of the country. After all, Americans have a lovely habit of re-electing flaming morons for a second term. That's the inherent danger in a democracy, I understand that - you will have some failures take office...because the masses simply do not understand what they're even voting for. Regardless of party or candidate, platform, etc...98% of all campaign promises are complete bunk. but damn can the 2% they deliver on make or break things.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 8:39 p.m. CST

    jarjar25: it's because WE. ARE. AICN. TALKBACKERS!

    by Monroville

    Seriously, haven't you figured this out yet? A lot of us just come here to complain. I mean, what ELSE are we going to do? >:D

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 9:01 p.m. CST

    WColbert: please... just... please

    by Monroville

    Oh yeah, we're what, 35th in the world in mathmatics alone? And college is becoming even more expensive, meanwhile, our skilled workforce is dwindling and we'll be left with primarily people with a high school diploma, GED, or some 2 year degree from community college with laughable standards.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Okay, why did my post just disappear?

    by Monroville

    I had a LOT more than that there, but I'm too tired and lazy to repost it. But seriously people. You have something called google to look stuff up on. It helps to do a bit of research before the knee starts being a jerk.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Will this flick have 25 minutes

    by Xiphos_2

    Of found footage of the pool cleaner at night like in #2 because that was some scary shit right there.

  • Sept. 27, 2012, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Havent seen a found footage movie yet that wasnt absolute shit.

    by Jobacca

    CLOVERFIELD was OK,but even it was annoying. The people who crap these things out must be laughing all the way to the bank. This genre need to be put to sleep.

  • Sept. 28, 2012, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Hate political discussions, but the notion that Obama is "hard left" is laughable.

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

  • These are the type of horror films that I prefer, psychological thrillers. I refuse to pay for a torture porn movie, however this franchise will always keep getting my money for utilizing creative ways to terrify it's audience.

  • Sept. 28, 2012, 3:25 a.m. CST

    jarjar25, you'

    by ganymede3010

  • Sept. 28, 2012, 3:31 a.m. CST

    jarjar25 you're right, people on this board live to complain

    by ganymede3010

    As I've stated before, I hate the fucking Twilight and Harry Potter films. However I don't preach to people about how dumb they are for enjoying them, nor do I waste any of my time denigrating the creative forces behind the production. I can understand stating your displeasure after you seen a movie and it ended up being a huge letdown (insert Phantom Menace) but to go on and on for years and years with protracted diatribes about how intellectually inferior someone is for liking something that you don't is beyond idiotic. AICN is 90% negative and 10% positive. The only movie we collectively enjoyed was the Avengers, and believe it or not Transformers 1 (for about a week) then everyone felt they needed to be cool again and bashed it to oblivion. The hypocrisy on this board is boundless.

  • Sept. 28, 2012, 9:06 a.m. CST

    @kidicarus Listen to this guy.

    by TheMachinist

    WE DON'T WANT TO SEE 4 FUCKING MOVIES WITH THE SAME TIRED OLD GIMMICK.

  • We're complaining of the milking of a concept till it's dry, and the studio continuing to milk it because it makes a ton of money. Because average Joe Moviegoer forks their money over, because there's nothing else out there. Why? Studios will crank out copies of whats successful, because they have no original ideas of their own. So why do we bitch about PA4? For fear of PA5, 6, 7, ... which perpetuates copycats, which keeps other films from developing, and so on.

  • Sept. 28, 2012, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Unless you are a millionaire you should be scared of Romney

    by SergeantStedenko

    And even if you are a millionaire you should still be scared. It really boggles the mind that the wealthy and powerful men who run this republic do not understand the concept of 'Bread and Circuses.' Oh, sure they make sure we have our circuses, putting billions into building state of the art pro sports arenas while letting public education rot on the vine. But, what do they think will happen if they take our bread away? I hope their gated communities are built like Umbrella Corporation fortresses. Just pay your damn taxes and enjoy your millions and throw us a enough crumbs to keep us happy.

  • The total production cost for the first three was 8 million dollars (yes, for all THREE) with a return approaching 600 million worldwide. A) People want to see these movies. B) The producers don't care what the people who don't want to see them think so long as they keep making piles of cash. <p> Personally, I'm in that crowd who has never seen one of them. Only saw a couple of the Saw films and decided torture porn wasn't really my thing (the first one was pretty solid as a movie, though). Strange thing I've noticed about both these series is that they don't ever seem to play on pay cable. I've got the package with all the channels and I don't EVER remember seeing them on the guide.

  • Sept. 28, 2012, 1:34 p.m. CST

    See, I don't believe it's "average Joe Moviegoer"

    by Jaka

    Movies like this have a very specific, TARGETED audience and they always have. When I was growing up it was Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th, and NONE of the teenagers and young adults I knew who were going to those movies was complaining about "milking a concept". They just wanted to go to the theater and see something they were familiar with that might scare them, or supply a little gore. Phantasm. Errr... what else. I know I'm forgetting a lot of them. Whatever, this is what they do with horror movies. To complain about it like they're somehow bereft of ideas, or have reached the bottom of the well because they keep making Saw sequels is coming at it from a totally wrong place. Basically, cheap horror movies with large profits are SUPPOSED to have sequels. That's how it's done.

  • had a great time. It's become the giant communal haunted house and roller coaster rolled into one. And again, the concept of involving the audience in the viewing experience, watching, waiting, studying the details of the frame, until something happens...is brilliant.

  • That's all well and good, but they are not good films. They have absolutely zero re-watchability. They will not stand the test of time as great cinema or even cult classics, unlike many of the films Jaka mentioned. It's debatable if they can even be classified as films and not something altogether else as podbaydoor suggests. It's all good. they don't bother me. They aren't the death of cinema. They just don't add anything relevant to its history.

  • You can't win on AICN with some of it's posters no matter what. My approach to cinema is to enjoy what I can, there's never going to be a perfect movie.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 2:26 a.m. CST

    lambcamera don't confuse "we" with "you"

    by ganymede3010

    This franchise has made over 500 million dollars world wide with less than 10 million invested in production (not including marketing). So what studio executive in their right fucking mind would stop making this movies? Ever heard of supply and demand?

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 5:22 a.m. CST

    AmI the only one who remembers....

    by RockLobster800

    that most of the footage in the trailer for the third film WASN'T IN THE FILM. They had loads of exciting looking stuff going on in it, like some psychic trying to cleanse the house and getting attacked by the demon.That character isn't even in the film! And within the film's continuity, there's nowhere that scene could have been, so I don't even think it was deleted....it was just made for the trailer. So this trailer doesn't do much for me at all because A) It's just not that exciting looking (don't get me wrong I'll still watch it cos I enjoyed the first three), and B) None of this probably happens in the film itself.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 11:09 a.m. CST

    sergeantstedenko are you retarded?

    by Xiphos_2

    Or a paid poster for the Demicans which amounts to the same thing? Don't get all uppity chief the Republicrats do the same thing. You do realize AICN is a dying movie message board right and not political forum? Spewing out talking points on a message board for PA 4 is so fucking dumb your parents, grandparents and great grandparents have to be brother and sister.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 12:38 p.m. CST

    xiphos_2

    by Immortal_Fish

    Identify *root* cause. At least sergeantstedenko contributed to the discussion long before he pitched a political comment. wcolbert, 'Take away my college grants and I'll make you eat your own balls you fuck.' Trying real hard to disprove Romney's comment about the 47%, aren't ya, chum?

  • You think either of those two puppet presidential candidates are looking out for you? China and Russia just dropped the petrodollar! This is why your next course is sparking off WWIII with Iran. Your country's fucked! The rest of us are just hoping we survive your meltdown!

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks, immortal fish. And xiphos,

    by SergeantStedenko

    I thought my post was sufficiently satirical to trascend the typical political rhetoric around here. But, you are obviously incapable of understanding satire, so carry on.

  • Sept. 29, 2012, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Wcolbert is a tool...

    by Mark Rabe

    Aww...poor baby couldn't go to college without grants... News flash...going to college is not an entitlement. Taxpayers are not responsible for sending you to school. Here is a novel idea..work hard and pay your own freaking way! And...why the fuck are you pissing and moaning about your problems on a board dedicated to PA4 trailer? Incidentally...these movies do nothing for me. Not scary in my opinion. Part 3 was ok...prolly the best of the 3...kinda ripped off last exorcism though.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 3:22 a.m. CST

    zod69 I call bullshit. Universities are overly expensive because

    by Bedknobs and Boomsticks

    they take government subsidies. They have no incentive to be cost competitive, because they are on the tax payer teat.

  • Sept. 30, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST

    B and b.... What exactly is BS?

    by Mark Rabe

    So...me not paying for your college is BS? Or schools being expensive? Here is another novel idea....if the school is out of your budget...go to a different school. If you are trying to argue to cut off all taxpayer funding to colleges...I am there with you. Your statement really is not clear though. Again, society is not responsible for sending you to college. Sorry to break the news but most people don't give 2 shits about whether you or wcolbert goes to college. I paid my own way and am doing just fine. In fact, to borrow from a brilliant graduation speech....you are not special...