'Paranormal Activity' Returns with 'Marked Ones'

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October is usually marked by Paramount Pictures as the month to release a new Paranormal Activity movie, but this year is different. The paranormal parody Ghost Team One has taken its place in a limited, platform release, and all we're getting is a trailer for the next film in the hugely successful found-footage series -- Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, in theaters this January -- a spinoff of sorts that follows some spooky happenings in the Los Angeles-adjacent Latino community of Oxnard, CA.
Capitalizing on Catholic-based mythology, the storyline shows clear ties to the events of the previous films (the possession of Kristi and Katie), but moves the action to a new apartment complex, where an entity looks to protect -- and then inhabit -- an unwitting curiosity seeker (Andrew Jacobs).
Since the Latino community is a huge part of the Paranormal Activity fan base, it looks like Paramount's demographics department did their homework this time around.
Written and directed by Christopher Landon, who also wrote Paranormal Activity 2, 3 and 4, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones haunts theaters on January 3, 2014.