Finally, after years of waiting and one hell of a theatrical run, the movie that scared the hell out of most of the world, Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity, is coming home courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment; and we've got the whens and whats for you first!
Given the success of Paranormal Activity, it was only a matter of time before someone went back to the well, or in this case the woods, to try to capture that ever so special lightning in a bottle that all indie filmmakers pursue.
From the vampire and werewolf clashes of The Twilight Saga to the disturbing events of Paranormal Activity, there appears to be no end in sight for the overwhelming popularity of stories in film and television that deal with the paranormal and supernatural.
Some of you have asked the question, "So where is The Asylum's mockbuster of Paranormal Activity?" To be fair, who expected a $15,000 home movie to become a $100 million dollar blockbuster? Never fear; when a blockbuster makes money, The Asylum smells money, and a mockbuster soon follows. They'll see your Paranormal Activity and raise you a Paranormal Entity.
Simius Films unveiled details and a teaser trailer for its first production, a little movie called Paranormal Effect, which sheds a bit of light on one of Japan's most infamous curses. Of course it's a found footage flick pieced together by the "project's producers". Yep.
Now that it's shattered a few records, officially became the Saw killer, and scared the shit out of most of its viewers, the only thing left for Paranormal Activity to do is come home in a really good DVD and Blu-ray package.
Two news stories with Brittany Murphy here on Dread in two days? Never mind what the Mayans had to say ... this is a sign of the apocalypse. Quick, someone call Cusack! Ok, while we're awaiting the eventual screaming, running, and terror, check out the skinny on Sean McConville's directorial debut, Deadline.
Leavenworth, Kansas - Its guest list reads like a who's-who of infamy, full of swindlers, gangsters, murderers and monsters. The gargantuan structure is at once a beautiful piece of architecture and an imposing sentinel on the land. In fact, from the outside, it looks almost like one of the many halls of government in Washington, D.C. But the people who stay here aren't guests of their own free will. They don't make laws. In fact, they broke a few. And inside, where penance is paid and cells are overcrowded, there are a few inmates who have stayed longer than most.
Talk about a milestone. Paranormal Activity (review here) has shattered any and all expectations at the box office, pulling in over 100 million dollars.
Takashi Shimizu knows his stuff when it comes to making movies about really creepy ghosts that are pretty pissed off. In his latest film, The Shock Labyrinth, which was shot in 3D, he's taking his trademark pale spookers off of the screen and placing them right in your lap!
When Japanese director Hideo Nakata dropped The Ring on us several years ago, he basically introduced horror audiences to what would become to be known as J-Horror. Hundreds of films concerning little girls dressed in white with long black hair later, the man himself is ready to spin another ghostly tale.
For my money Billy Burke as Bella's dad was the best thing in all of Twilight. Burke, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"'s Emma Caulfield, busty model/actress Kelly Brook (soon to be eaten alive in Piranha 3D), and film veteran Elliot Gould co-star in Shadow Play, a new thriller in the vein of Hitchcock and The Shining about a cleaning man whose sanity begins to unravel as he works to clean up a sprawling mansion.
Now that she's gained the kind of notoriety most actors only dream of by portraying Alice Cullen, adopted "sister" of Edward, in The Twilight Saga, Ashley Greene is undoubtedly fielding offers left and right. It's good to see her sticking with our genre as she appears to be in final talks to star in a new film entitled The Apparition.
More sales are crept out of AFM today, this time for Land of Canaan, a psychological thriller/horror flick based on a true story of murder and hauntings in the Nevada town of Goldfield.
As the nationwide phenomenon Paranormal Activity (review here) makes its way to the $100 million mark at the box office, Paramount Pictures is taking fan appreciation to new heights by giving back to the legion of moviegoers who helped to make the $15,000 movie a hit by featuring their names in the credits of the film’s DVD and Blu-ray editions