Earlier this week, Paramount Pictures confirmed that Paranormal Activity 4 will be released sometime in 2012. Today, the studio issued an October 19, 2012 release date.

As per usual, the sequel is shrouded in secrecy, with no screenwriter or director officially attached as of yet. What we do know is Paranormal Activity 4 will have some stiff competition at the box office on October 19, opening against The Gangster Squad, The Wedding, and the Untitled David Chase Project.

The last installment of this horror franchise, Paranormal Activity 3, took in a massive $52.6 million on its opening weekend, the highest debut in horror history. It ended up grossing more than $200 million worldwide, and was produced on just a $5 million budget.

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