When my husband passed on this "news" item to me, my response was, "That's not news!" Because of course Paranormal Activity is returning for a fifth film. And of course it is returning for Halloween. But now we have an official date: October 25th, 2013. This is about a week later than the Paranormal Activity films usually bow (normally, like this year, they premiere in the second week of October.)
Details, as always, are scarce, but Jason Blum returns to produce the film. I have to assume that Oren Peli, who wrote and directed the first film and has produced the sequels, will return for #5. A Paranormal Activity spin-off, geared towards the Hispanic community is still in the works, with a potential Spring release. If the teaser that played after the credits of PA4 is any indication, Actividad Paranormal will focus on the Santeria religion.