The fourth installment of the Paranormal Activity series is on the way, and today we find out when it will arrive in theaters.

Paranormal Activity 4 arrives in theaters on October 19, 2012, which means you can scare yourself silly in time for Halloween.  There is no word on who is directing the film, but that is likely not to be a big concern seeing as how there are less than nine months to get the movie shot, chopped, and delivered.

The Paranormal Activity franchise seems to be a good money maker for the studio as the cost to profit margin is quite high.

Paranormal Activity

  • Production Budget – $15,000
  • Worldwide Box Office – $193,355,800

Paranormal Activity 2

  • Production Budget = $3,000,000
  • Worldwide Box Office – $177,512,032

Paranormal Activity 3

  • Production Budget – $5,000,000
  • Worldwide Box Office – $203,134,589

Seems like a no brainer that we’ll see Paranormal Activity 5 and 6 released in the next two years as wel.


  1. Some Dude
    January 5, 2012 at 10:16 am — Reply

    Hay Kids Can you guess what time it is?
    Yes its see how long we can milk this franchise while losing sight of what horror is about time!

  2. January 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm — Reply

    The first one was actually kind of interesting, if you can stomach the “found footage” genre and it’s wibbly wobbly camerawork and miraculous have-the-camera-on-at-the-precise-second unlikeliness.

    The second was less, and the returns seem to continue diminishing.

    I will say, though, that the PA3 has a couple of really tense and creative moments in it, and I’ll probably end up checking out 4 on cable in a couple years…

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