Paranormal Activity is one of those rare little indie movies that catches fire and goes on to make a legend of itself, very much like 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. Unfortunately, when a movie is this small, it’s difficult for them to acquire the funding to get a wide theatrical release, if they can get into theaters at all. The movie only cost an astoundingly minuscule $11,000 to make, and was so low-budget, that the studio was once planning to just remake it, but due to the massive reaction to it as is, it could now become something truly special. Right here and right now, we the fans of movies have the chance to help get this new film that’s terrifying audiences all over the place into theaters all over the country as it deserves, instead of just a handful of limited locations like New York and LA.
Here’s the deal: all you have to do is DEMAND the movie in your area by clicking the banner below. You’ll be transported to another site, where you simply enter your zip code, and click the button to demand it, and *poof* that’s all it takes. Ta-da! Paranormal Activity is currently creeping up toward 430,000 demands, so they’re almost half-way home, but with still a long way to go. If we all make this demand and tell all of our friends, then we can all have a little tiny hand in possible history. We all know what Blair Witch did, and that movie is still talked about to this day ten years later. Who knows — in another ten years, you might be able to tell friends that you helped Paranormal Activity become the horror classic that it is!
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Paranormal Activity is quite the simple movie. It tells the story of a young couple who move into a seemingly normal little first home, as many happy new couples do. Then begins the activity. Strange and mysterious things begin happening, most often at night, and they start documenting it and attempting to try and figure out just what’s going on. It stars Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong, Ashley Palmer, and is directed by first-timer Oren Peli.
This is a movie that was actually first screened in 2007, and has been fighting to get noticed ever since. Now they’re here, and they’re selling out screenings with lines of people out the doors of theaters, and they need us to get this bad boy to eager eyes all over our country.
This is what being a fan of movies is all about, so support these up and coming film makers and this exciting new horror movie!
hostel 2, the haunting in ct, etc can all get wide releases, but this can’t?
it must be horrible then right?
Comment by mo — October 8, 2009 @ 5:50 am
It isn’t the worst movie ever but it is ridiculous. All the “paranormal” events can be easily explained. It is a very basic kind of scary film for those already itching to believe.
Comment by Joseph — October 8, 2009 @ 11:22 am
I haven’t seen, so it’s hard for me to say, but it’s not about the budget or the gore or the shock; it’s just about the fear of a situation.
If you believe in this stuff or not, to put yourself into the situation these characters are in makes it a lot scarier that for those who go in with sturdy, stubborn walls and their noses up. Those people don’t deserve to have fun.
Don’t read the reviews and the hype; just go in open minded and have fun with it.
Comment by The Movie God — October 9, 2009 @ 6:38 pm