The supernatural horror film Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin has been penned by Christopher Landon, and William Eubank takes direction. In the 7th edition of the Paranormal Activity franchise, the movie was produced by duo Oren PeliandJason Blum and stars Roland Buck III, Emily Bader, Dan Lippert, and others.
The movie made its release on October 29 this year on Paramount and so far has garnered a negative response from the critics, with fewer horror elements associated with the movie. A degraded rating of 21% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 37/100 on Metacritic indicates its less impact on the audience as well.
What is Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin All About?
The story revolves around Margot, who brings along two of her pals and to Amish country in a will to document her biological mother, Sarah. While she stays at the Beiler farm with her relatives, she discovers some astonishing truth about her hosts. She learns about the demon named Asmodeus, the prince of darkness who is prisoned on the farm and is offered sacrifices in some form from the Amish community.
Margot’s mother Sarah served as the last host of the satanic entity and continues to be till the present day. But she gave up Margot and got possessed by the demon who committed atrocities on her spirit and body. Towards the end, she finally puts Sarah to rest by stabbing her and, along with her friend Chris escapes the scene, but the demon then possesses Margot’s cousin Samuel Beiler who chases down in a cop car behind them.
Twists and Turns in Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Explained
The latest movie in the Paranormal franchise has a different storyline in contrast to its predecessors and gives a different feel altogether. Let’s see what we’re all the twists in the movie about. Firstly, the biological mother of Margot, Sarah, was an Amish community member. She denied worshipping demons and slept with a man, not of their caste, which led her to be thrown out of the community.
But when she was found to be pregnant with Margot, she was told to sacrifice the child as it was regarded as a sinful act, and the child was taken out of the farm. Later what happens is she gets owned by the demon even against her will. She is the pit demon who wants to carry out the ritual on Margot.
When Chris and Dale research the farm, they come to know that the people here are disguised as Amish communities but instead are worshippers of a demon named Asmodeus, who has been in the area for many years and killed a lot of people since. He had possessed Sarah’s body and wanted Margot to be his next host and so performed the pit ritual, thereby justifying the title Next Of Kin.
Secondly, with Margot and Chris, it becomes uncertain whether they leave the town or not. But it can be probable that because Chris rescued Margot amidst the pit ritual, she might have some part of the demon left in her, as a woman’s body was ideal for Asmodeus to house for long. Towards the end, it can be potentially assumed that Sam Bieler becomes possessed by the demon, and he uses the cop car to actually go and look out for Margot to complete the transfer of Asmodeus as her body is the next required host.
But if he isn’t able to find her, it can be possible that to live, he might attack other people outside the farm he was actually contained in and wreck havoc outside too.
Can there be a Sequel to Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin?
Since this movie was completely different from the rest of Paranormal films and set a series of its own plot, it can be ascertained that the new projects may continue from this point on in Next Of Kin. It might also end up as an anthological series with varied perspectives and eras with a basic plot of a demon being released into the world to carry out his lineage. Let’s see what the future holds for the next project!