Are You Ready To Witness Paranormal Activity?

You can check out the trailer up above for one of the most talked about indie horror films. Paranormal Activity, which was made on abudget of $15,000, has been raved about by some very highly respected sources. Read what some of them had to say:

Paranormal Activity is one of the scariest movies of all-time. You will be affected as it’s hard to ignore the imprint it leaves on your psyche. Nightmares are guaranteed.” - Brad Miska BLOODY-DISGUSTING

“The entire auditorium was freaked out of their minds…people were physically shaken.” - DREAD CENTRAL

“SO SCARY! Just when you thought it was safe to close your eyes…GOOD LUCK GOING TO SLEEP!” - Harry Knowles AINT IT COOL NEWS


There's also been a story printed in the Los Angeles Times about how in "early 2008, (Steven Spielberg's) DreamWorks studio was trying to decide whether it wanted to be a part of the micro-budgeted supernatural thriller. As the story goes, Spielberg had taken a "Paranormal Activity" DVD to his Pacific Palisades estate, and not long after he watched it, the door to his empty bedroom inexplicably locked from the inside, forcing him to summon a locksmith.

While Spielberg didn't want the "Paranormal Activity" disc anywhere near his home -- he brought the movie back to DreamWorks in a garbage bag, colleagues say -- he very much shared his studio's enthusiasm for director Oren Peli's haunting story about the demonic invasion of a couple's suburban tract house."

The trailer does look like it should be a pretty cool movie. I'll definitely check it out when it gets to the Dallas area. You can actually go here to demand that they bring it to your city.

After a young, middle class couple moves into what seems like a typical suburban "starter" tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic, but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to.

Paranormal Activity is directed by Oren Peli.

The movie came out yesterday at midnight in select cities all over. Here's a list of the lucky places it's playing right now:

Austin ( Alamo Draft House)
Seattle ( Neptune )
Ann Arbor, Michigan (State)
Durham, North Carolina (Southpoint 16)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (RAVE Mall of Louisiana 15)
Boulder, Colorado (Cinemark 16)
Columbus, Ohio (Studio 35)
Orlando, Florida (AMC Universal Cineplex)
Madison, Wisconsin (Marcus Eastgate 16)
Santa Cruz, California (Del Mar 3)
State College, Pennsylvania ( Premiere College 9)
Tucson, Arizona (El Con)
Lincoln, Nebraska (Ross Media Center)

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