3 January 2012 1:02 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Today, the existence of "Paranormal Activity 4" was announced -- not so shocking considering the franchise’s hefty popularity with fall crowds.

The most recent installment completed a rough trilogy, which begs the question of what a further film could touch upon that wouldn’t feel trite or done. Audiences may be sick of Micah and Katie by this point, and the series’ trademark found footage look hasn’t received any serious updates. It could be time for a serious rejuvenation, which is why we came up with this list of some directors we wish would get hired.

John Carpenter

Carpenter hasn’t directed a well-received horror movie in a while -- not since 1995’s "In the Mouth of Madness," or if you’re more cynical, 1988’s "They Live." But he’s still the master of the genre, having established films like "Halloween” and "The Thing” with long, haunting shots down abandoned hallways and dark streets, »

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