'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Trailer: Black Magic Super Powers

There's no sequel to Paranormal Activity this year, but just as the new year turns there will be The Marked Ones. Directed by Christopher Landon (who co-wrote Paranormal Activity 2-4) this is the "Latino-themed" spin-off we've heard about. It has some black magic, some super powers via possession, and some good old fashioned street intimidation. Check out a trailer below.

While this has the elements listed above, what it doesn't have is any scares, or much of a sense of personality. It looks more like a knock-off of Paranormal Activity than a spin-off. But there's probably just enough of a sense of the parent series to draw audiences in. And I do want to know what's up with that scene with the eye. (Between that and the box of VHS tapes, this trailer has two solid points of reference to the V/H/S films, which I didn't expect to see.)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones opens on January 3.