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.
2009 is starting to wind down so of course that means it's time for all the various awards shows to begin rearing their heads. First up -- The People's Choice Awards, which (even discounting the predictable numerous mentions of Twilight) have a pretty healthy array of genre nominees.
Talk about a milestone. Paranormal Activity (review here) has shattered any and all expectations at the box office, pulling in over 100 million dollars.
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 unprecedented success of Paranormal Activity has been beneficial for many people, but one could argue that IM Global is reaping the most rewards. Hot off the success of Oren Peli’s haunting flick, IM Global Home Entertainment has been forged to focus on lower budgeted theatrical fare.
Wanna talk scary? Never mind being haunted by a demonic force that will corner you wherever you are. We're talking real horror that could come in the form of a completely unnecessary sequel.
When filmmakers Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez wrote and directed The Blair Witch Project, which debuted in theaters ten years ago this past summer, they ushered in a sub-genre of filmmaking that was part reliant on the power of suggestion, part pre-reality TV, and part old-fashioned exploitation fright film.
"It's it's Halloween... It must be Saw!" is how Lionsgate has touted the latest sequels in the Saw franchise the past few years. They might need a new tagline when Saw VII in 3D comes out next year. This year, if it's Halloween... It must be Paranormal Activity. And a concert film starring a freaky looking dead guy. Not to mention Law Abiding Citizen and Couples Retreat, both of which easily outgrossed Saw VI.
Just a week or so after giving you guys an exclusive interview with director Oren Peli (read it here), we now bring you the stars of the phenomenon known as Paranormal Activity (review here): Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat!
With Paranormal Activity (review here) dethroning the Saw franchise as the Halloween juggernaut here in the States, the rest of the world is about to get a chances to dig on the phenomenon that this film has become for themselves.
It was No. 1 at the box office last weekend and has been the topic of more discussion among horror fans than just about any other film in recent years. So of course Rick Trembles had to add his $.02 about the phenomenon known as Paranormal Activity.
Fitting that this film be announced during Breast Cancer Awareness Month because if there is one man who is keenly aware of breasts, it would be Jim Wynorski. Having given us such horror-inspired softcore sex spoofs as The Witches of Breastwick, The Bare Wench Project, The Breastford Wives, and Cleavagefield, Wynorski is now setting his sights on a current horror hit with Para-Knockers Activity.
While it's true that in most cases people root for the underdog, it's still a bit hard to believe how dramatically Paranormal Activity toppled reigning October box office champ Saw's sixth installment. But numbers don't lie, and although Saw VI is considered by many (including yours truly) to be the best entry in the series in quite some time, it still wasn't enough to stop the little juggernaut that could, Oren Peli's Paranormal Activity.
Here at Dread Central we typically wait until Sunday, when the final estimates are in, to report on weekend box office numbers. But the results from Friday are just too sweet not to pass them on to you guys.
On Thursday, October 23rd, Heather Wixson (also known around these parts as "The Horror Chick") was on hand for a special Paranormal Activity Midnight Screening and Party at the AMC at the Block in Orange, California. Those in attendance got special VIP passes to the event as well as a gift bag stuffed with a poster, limited edition t-shirt, and other goodies.