paranormal activity

Back in 2012, we reported to you that Paramount was looking to shore up their dwindling Paranormal Activity franchise box office receipts by releasing a spin-off/ side-quel that centered on more Catholicism-based haunting occurring to a group of Latino characters in a bid to cash in on the fact that Latino audiences make up 25% of all U.S. movie ticket sales.

Flash-forward to earlier this month, when we first saw the trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, which saw the ghostly spirit of the Paranormal Activity franchise now being as much of a jerk to a group of Latino kids and their car as it has been to a bunch of Southern California families and their houses.  And it wasn’t exactly impressive, looking more like a repackaged version of the first four films with new actors and a (Paramount hopes) expanded audience base.

But hey, we can’t stay mad at the Paranormal Activity franchise, as it has arrived today with the gift of Halloween click-bait for movie news websites such ours in the form a theatrical poster.  The poster hits up the Catholicism angle by featuring a nun with a skull-face whose forehead is adorned with the symbol of the cult that keeps popping up in the last five minutes of the last two Paranormal Activity sequels.

paranormal activity the marked ones poster

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is set for a January 3, 2013 release date.

What do you think of the poster?

Source: Coming Soon