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Paranormal Activity 5 Confirmed For 2013
Paramount continues the haunting

21 November 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Paramount

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The once-a-year announcement continues to be entirely unsurprising, but here it is anyway... Following the success of this year's Paranormal Activity 4, Hallowe'en 2013 will see Paranormal Activity 5 making sudden loud noises in your local multiplex.

There are no details yet, other than the release date of October 25, so it's unclear if the directors of the last two instalments, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (who also made the excellent Catfish) will be returning for a third time. Their two Paranormals introduced some new story threads that are still dangling, however, so it may be that they want to stay for at least one more stint to tie those up.

Paranormals 2 and 3 were both prequels, but finally got into the what-happened-next territory of Katie and Hunter's lives after their disappearance. The first film seemed to suggest that the paranormal entity was some sort of stalker poltergeist that was in love with Katie, but that's been lost and tweaked along the way. The last two cliffhangers have involved some sort of witch coven, and 4's big (unresolved) question revolved around the new identity of Hunter. 

Is there a grand plan here, or are the production team just winging it? It'll probably be a while before the series is finished and all becomes clear. While Paranormal Activity 4 was less successful than its predecessors, it still managed to gross well north of $130m in box office from a budget of $5m. So it's fair to predict that Paramount will detect ghostly life in the franchise for a while yet.


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RE: Fair play.
And 6 will be in October 2014, 7 in October 2015 & so on till even they get bored with. Like I was after the 1st half of the 1st film. Seriously who gives a shit! More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 15:23 on 22 November 2012 | Report This Post

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I agree with you, the 2nd was pants, the third certainly scared me and the fourth was tame. As repetitive as they might be, I love taking the missus to the flicks every year to get my heart beating faster! It's starting to become a tradition now! More

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Fair play.
Loved the first (saw it with a small audience), hated the second (saw it with a massive audience who screamed anytime someone so much as raised their voice), was put off for a while, but recently caught the third and while it wasn't a masterpiece it was sufficiently scary for me to wanna bite the bullet and watch the fourth. If they can make them so cheaply and still have people turn up in droves, more power to them. More

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