More evil entities could get caught on camera going "bump" in the night in the next chapter of the Paranormal Activity franchise, but fans will now have to wait longer to see sound sleepers pulled out of sweet dreams and into living nightmares. Originally slated for release on October 24th, Paranormal Activity 5 now has a new title and debut date, pushing an anticipated zombie movie to an earlier calendar slot.

According to, the fourth direct sequel (not counting the Paramount Activity: The Marked Ones spinoff film) to the original Paranormal Activity is now titled Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. From Paramount and Blumhouse Productions, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension will now come out on March 13th, 2015, a date originally taken by Scouts vs. Zombies. The coming-of-age living dead tale, also from Paramount, will now be released several weeks earlier, on February 20th, 2015.

Official story and casting details for the new Paranormal Activity film have yet to be revealed. Gregory Plotkin makes his directorial debut with The Ghost Dimension, after having worked as the editor and co-producer on Paranormal Activity 3, 4, and The Marked Ones. Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman, the writers behind Project Almanac, an upcoming found footage sci-fi film from Paramount, wrote the script for The Ghost Dimension. Once again, Oren Peli and Jason Blum are involved on the producing end. We'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements.

Directed by Christopher Landon (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), Scouts vs. Zombies stars Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, Cloris Leachman, Halston Sage, and Patrick Schwarzenegger. The story follows “three scouts who, on the eve of their last camp out, discover the true meaning of friendship when they attempt to save their town from a zombie outbreak.”

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