Paranormal Activity 5 Pushed To 2015

And it's now called The Ghost Dimension


Already delayed by a year, it appears that the fifth official instalment (not counting vaguely connected spin-off The Marked Ones) of the Paranormal Activity franchise is moving again. Now called Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, the film is eschewing its usual Halloween-adjacent October release for a March 13, 2015 berth.

Little is know about the latest film, but a few rough plot details leaked out in January. The family enduring the scares this time are Ryan, Emily, their daughter Leila, and Ryan's younger brother Mike. Another daughter has died a year previous to the film, which sounds significant. The location is Pala Alto, where the clan has just moved from New York, so that videogame designer Ryan can start his new (oddly specific) job at GTA developer Rockstar.

Emily, meanwhile, is an earth-mother type who does yoga, while Leila is described as a tomboyish combination of her big-kid dad and more mature mom. There's no explanation why Uncle Mike lives with them, but he's "essentially a less fit, less funky" version of his brother. We'll have to wait and see how much of that remains in the final version, and how or even if franchise veteran Katie Featherstone fits in.

Gregory Plotkin is directing this one, and Paramount has recently shifted the release of Scouts Vs. Zombies to make room for it next year. Whether that means the UK will also be seeing the movie in March or thereabouts remains to be seen, but it’s certainly a shift for one of the main Activity films, which have always haunted cinemas in October previously.