Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones is a 2014 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Christopher B. Landon. Released on January 3, 2014 in the United States, it is the first spin-off of the Paranormal Activity film series and the fifth installment of the franchise. It is also Landon's second directorial film, after Burning Palms. On June 2012, recent high school graduate Jesse Arista lives with his father, sister and grandmother in Oxnard, California. In the apartment below lives Ana, who everyone believes to be a witch. When Ana is found murdered one night, to which Oscar, a classmate of Jesse, is seen fleeing the scene and is the prime suspect, Jesse investigates the apartment with his best friend Hector and find black magic items and a journal of spells that can open doorways to "unholy lands".