Update: Paramount has released the first teaser for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension ahead of tomorrow’s midnight trailer release. Watch below!


We had a new Paranormal Activity film each year for four years, but following reports of some creative issues, the franchise took a little break. The series will return this year with its fifth installment, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, which will officially be its last. Paramount and Blumhouse have revealed the first images from the upcoming sequel, and it looks like this one is going right off the rails.

All bets appear to be off in the first images from Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, which debuted over at USA Today. It looks like the fifth film in the franchise, directed by franchise editor Gregory Plotkin, is going full Blumhouse — there seems to be far more CG enhancement this time around, from a portal opening in the wall of a little girl’s room to said little girl’s eyes being completely blacked-out, much like Olivia Wilde’s in the Blumhouse movie The Lazarus Effect.

The Ghost Dimension centers on the Fleege family — Ryan, Emily and their young daughter Leila. Upon moving into a new home, they find a mysterious box containing various video tapes and a camera that reveals paranormal activity (duh) when you look through it. As you’ll notice in the photos above, we’ll once again see siblings Kristi and Katie via some of these tapes.

Producer Jason Blum promises that the final film will answer all of the franchise’s central questions:

All the questions that everyone has asked from the past ‘Paranormal Activity’ films: What does Toby look like? What’s the backstory to the families? These questions have been teased out. Now they will be answered

The first trailer will presumably arrive very soon.

Two questions: One, do we really need to see Toby? The reason why the demon is so effective is because we never see him. This franchise has gotten so far away from the simplicity that made the first film effective. And two, are they ever going to explain that antique fork that the little kid was carrying around in the fourth film? What was the deal with the fork, guys? That is legitimately the only answer I care about in this franchise.

We’ll presumably see the first trailer for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension very soon. The fifth — and final — installment arrives in theaters on October 23.