Paranormal Activity Franchise Racist Against Japanese People
By Nancy Thompson

I recently picked up The Ultimate Paranormal Activity Collection on DVD for three whole dollars at my local Walmart. I got home excited to watch some slightly cheesy jump scare films but, after watching the first film, I quickly realized something.

The Paranormal Activity Franchise is racist against Japanese people.

The first Paranormal Activity film was released in 2007, a huge hit for Paramount Pictures and director Oren Peli. Peli created, wrote, and directed the first film. Made on a $15,000 budget, Paranormal Activity made close to $200 million and a new horror franchise was born.

The Ultimate Collection collects the first six Paranormal Activity films: Paranormal Activity, Paranormal Activity 2, Paramount Activity 3, Paramount Activity 4, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimensions.

HOWEVER – there are not six Paranormal Activity films. There are seven. The funny thing is is that it is a 2011 Japanese language film called Paranormal Activity 2: Tokyo Night. It is not a remake of the English language Paranormal Activity 2 which was releases one year earlier in 2010.

Tokyo Night followed Haruka Yamano, who was in a car accident that broke her legs. She stayed home with her brother while their father was away as strange activity started happening in the house. It is later revealed that Haruka killed the possessed Katie in the car accident, causing the demon to transfer to her.

Filmed for a tiny budget of ¥1.35 million, Tokyo Night grossed a stellar
¥41.6 million at the box office.
The film’s success was only marred by a Japanese sequel to Tokyo Night never materializing. Even though Tokyo Night is an official release of the Paranormal Activity, it is largely ignored.

The word ultimate literally means ‘the best achievable or imaginable of its kind.’ So how can a DVD release be called The Ultimate Paranormal Activity Collection when it is missing one entire film?

It can’t be even though it is. So I call some bullshit here.

Paramount should add Tokyo Night to the Ultimate Collection or rerelease the collection as The Paranormal Activity Almost Perfect But We Hate Japanese Collection. Something tells me they are just going to leave it as is. But that’s only because Paramount hates Japanese people


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