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Paramount to Thank Fans By Listing Them in Paranormal Activity Credits on DVD and Blu-ray

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

The success of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY would not have been possible without the million-plus fans who went to the ParanormalMovie.com official website and demanded the movie in their home town,” says Amy Powell, Senior Vice President, Interactive Marketing, Paramount Pictures. “They demanded the movie and they got it. So now we are giving them credit where credit is due.

To continue to be part of the phenomenon and have your name listed in the DVD and Blu-ray credits for Paranormal Activity, register at ParanormalActivityProject.com before Monday, November 9, 2009, at 12:00 noon PST. The DVD and Blu-ray release date for the movie will be announced shortly.

In Paranormal Activity, 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.

Directed, written, and produced by Oren Peli, the innovative thriller stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat. The film was produced by Jason Blum. Steven Schneider served as executive producer.

Make sure you are following @TweetYourScream on Twitter and have joined the official Paranormal Activity Facebook fan page where you can find reactions from these screenings, press reviews and engagements.

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  • Cash Bailey

    Although I have to say that I think the new Spielberg-mandated ending that’s on this theatrical juggernaut is lame-ass “Boo!!”-scare rubbish, and nowhere near as poignant and affecting as the ‘original’ ending.

    • Uncle Creepy

      I’m kind of with you. My favorite ending never made it at all. Hopefully it’ll be on the DVD and Blu-ray.

      Believe it or not the theatrical ending is the one that tested the best with audiences.

      • Cash Bailey

        Yeah, I heard there was about three or four different endings.

        But to me the ending on the ‘screener’ copy that’s online is perfect, and I can’t imagine it ending any better. Supposedly some people complained it went on too long, but those people are clearly retards who’d be more suited to the latest SAW pile of shit screening next door.

        And although I can’t fault Oren for playing the game to get his picture into theatres, any time I hear of a movie shooting multiple endings I can’t help but feel that maybe the director sold out by not picking one DEFINITIVE ending and sticking by it to the bitter end.

        But I agree with Creepy that all of the potential endings should be included on the eventual Blu-Ray/DVD release.

        • Uncle Creepy

          The new ending was more a studio decision than Oren’s decision. That’s that way it goes sometimes when someone buys your property. You start not having much say in the matters.

          Still … my favorite ending? Left me with my jaw on the floor. I hate that it wasn’t used.

          • Cash Bailey

            I can’t wait to see that one, Creepy.

            If, indeed, we DO eventually see all of the endings that were shot.

        • hegemon13

          The director did not “sell out.” The director works for the producer, and it is Paramount who has the final say of what ending to use. If he refused to help, they would have hired someone else to re-film the ending and screwed it up even more.
          [SPOILERS AHEAD]
          Besides, the cop ending has it’s fair share of problems, too. In fact, ALL the endings were sub-par compared to the movie itself, and I think it’s because they ended the movie in the wrong place. They already had the perfect ending: screams, then silence. Leave it to the audience’s imagination. Instead, they kept tacking on all these final codas that ultimately deflated what came before.

        • Terminal

          I also prefer the cops ending more than any of the other potential ones. It was a tragic climax and a climax that definitely showed that the demon was in fact the victor in all of the madness that ensued.

          I wasn’t a fan of the Hollywood ending. It was a little too goofy.

  • Cash Bailey

    It’s odd to have TWO genuine sleeper phenomenons in one year, with this and DISTRICT 9 before it.

    One always hopes Hollywood learns the right lessons from the success of unique genre fare like these pictures. But alas all we immediately hear is “Sequel!!”, “Spin-Off!!” and “Remake!!”

    And I reckon it could have been THREE sleeper hits if Warners had put TRICK R’ TREAT out in theatres.

    • Uncle Creepy

      “And I reckon it could have been THREE sleeper hits if Warners had put TRICK R’ TREAT out in theatres.”

      It would have KILLED at the box office this halloween. 100% agreed.

      • Rottenjesus

        Don’t forget DRAG ME TO HELL. That would’ve done amazing business as well.

    • Sandstonesoft

      Seriously. Going to see a double bill of Paranormal Activity and Trick R’ Treat on a Halloween saturday would’ve been fucking amazing.