Yeah, yeah, yeah. We know. We totally got the shaft Stateside for our Paranormal Activity Blu-ray release (though we’re fairly certain a double dip will be coming) as the UK has a mega edition (story here) coming on March 22nd courtesy of Icon Home Entertainment. If we can’t have our own set of extras, at least we can watch a bit of theirs on YouTube.
One of the cooler things they did across the pond for the flick was hold a short film competition. So how did their “Film Your Own Paranormal Activity” competition go, and what was it, you ask? Basically during Paranormal Activity‘s theatrical release, UK fans were challenged to shoot their own paranormal short film using the same homemade techniques applied in Paranormal Activity; you can view all of the three-minute entries on Icon’s “Prepare to Be Scared” YouTube channel.
The entries, judged by Icon Home Entertainment and director Peli, were whittled down to a shortlist of 10 finalists. The overall winner was then selected by Peli, who filmed an exclusive video introduction to the winning short film, detailing why that particular entry was chosen. All 10 winning short films, along with Oren Peli’s video introduction, will be exclusively included on the UK DVD and Blu-ray release of Paranormal Activity.
Check out the intro and the overall winner, “Heebie Jeebies”, below.
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