Paranormal Activity 4 won the box office this weekend, and the franchise will have two more opportunities to dominate opening weekends next year. Two new Paranormal Activity films are planned for 2013.
According to SlashFilm, Paranormal Activity 5 will be released in Oct. 2013, in time for Halloween. But that won't be the next installment in the franchise. In Spring 2013, a Latino version of the story will hit theaters. Audiences who waited through the credits of Paranormal Activity 4 saw a teaser for this film, which will be in English and follow the same ghost as the original, but it will focus on different characters and revolve around Catholicism. The film is being written and directed by Christopher Landon of Disturbia.
A source at Paramount said, "This will be an off-shoot aimed at the groups who have been the biggest supporters of the property -- Latinos and folks in Latin America -- Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina."
This weekend, the fourth installment in the franchise topped the box office, but it had the worst opening of the series, a small price to pay for a film which was cheap to make.
The franchise doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon, and why would it when it's proven so successful? Still, film buffs have to wonder if the horror movie sequel will ever be a thing of the past.