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There Probably Won’t Be A ‘Paranormal Activity 5’ This October

Paramount Pictures is looking to push the release of Paranormal Activity 5, the latest installment in its lucrative horror franchise, until next year, multiple individuals close to the studio told TheWrap. Bloody Disgusting can confirm.

The film is currently scheduled to open October 25.

Says the site, one of the individuals said Paramount had already decided to move Paranormal while another cautioned that the studio was still debating the move. That individual said that the studio is looking at the same weekend as The Devil Inside, which opened January 6 last year.

It remains unclear why Paramount is strongly considering a delay for Paranormal Activity 5.

They really like the director, but they are second guessing themselves,” one individual close to the studio told TheWrap. Bloody Disgusting is hearing there’s even talk of turning the Latino spin off, currently titled OT: Oxnard Tapes (there’s an exclusive title reveal for you Bloody readers!), into PA5.

All four previous Paranormal films opened in the fall, the last three in October. Along with Saw, Paranormal is a paragon of the microbudget horror genre, with each film in the series grossing at least $140 million at the box office while costing no more than $5 million to produce.



  • 321sponge1

    I just wanted to throw out there the fact that I live in the city of Oxnard, the one the one that Oxnard Tapes is supposedly going to be taking place in. It’s pretty weird, this town is so boring and so not a place for a horror story to take place. But ill obviously still see it to see what kind of real Oxnard elements they put in it if any. But I digress, paranormal activity just needs a 5th one to conclude everything. They just need to get a good ending on this next one and just let the franchise for already. They’ve milked it enough.

  • ChasingTheGhost

    More luck for Carrie.

  • good! kill this shit already

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  • SawanBlood

    Great. The 4th one was so terrible. I regret watching it

  • Kwonkicker

    If this goes through, Halloween will definitely feel different with no Paranormal. Like it or not, it has definitely taken the horror genre up a notch by releasing every October, like Saw did.

    But I digress, if being pushed back means we get a Paranormal of the intensity as the third one I am all for it.

    • weresmurf

      Agreed, 3 was great but 4 was so terrible…

      • Kwonkicker

        I thoroughly enjoyed 4. I knew it wouldn’t live up to the previous three films but still found it an insanely fun ride. My only complaint is it didn’t tie the mythology up as strongly as promised. Nonetheless I am still quite excited for a fifth film.

  • ThunderDragoon

    As long as PA5 isn’t as bad as PA3 and PA4, I think we’re good to go. It’s a terrible idea to turn the spin-off into the official PA5, though. Just release the spin-off to take place of PA5 this year and release PA5 next year. It’s that simple.

  • DarrelDreadful

    I didn’t even care enough to watch PA4 so I could care less about 5 and the spin off just sounds unnecessary. They already ran themselves dry so if PA5 isn’t bringing any new/clever ideas to the table, they should just drop it all together and someone should come up with a more interesting franchise to release every October of ever year lol BTW any word on what ever happened to Oren Peli’s Area 51? Word on the street (IMDB) is that it’s so bad that its never going to see the light of day.

  • Krug09

    Huge fan of the sleeper hit PA1. Great memories too. Part two and three also harmless and entertaining. Part 4 was a piece of shit! If 5 is atleast entertaining as 2 and 3 i will take it.

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