Oren Peli had a mega-hit with Paranormal Activity in 2007. His follow-up, Area 51, finished shooting in 2010, was overhauled in 2011, and is finally seeing the light of day next month. So was the wait worth it? The trailer is here to help us decide ... if we can stand one more found-footage horror flick.
The San Diego, Calif., home once owned by filmmaker Oren Peli — who famously used it as the set for his low-budget, blockbuster-earning, sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity — was quickly snapped up for $749,000 after going on the market January 21st.
We've had a slew of "found footage" horror movies lately, along with the superhero film Chronicle and the space movies Apollo 18 and Europa Report. So what's next? Apparently, "found footage" time travel movies.
In the so-so thriller The Chernobyl Diaries — which was co-produced and co-created by Paranormal Activity franchise magnate Oren Peli — a group of affably nondescript American twentysomethings go on an "extreme vacation" to Pripyat, Ukraine. Once there, everything goes predictably wackadoo.
Paranormal Activity's Oren Peli is venturing out of strict "found footage" horror with his new movie Chernobyl Diaries. But how scary is this movie actually going to be, in practice? Find out for yourself.
The "found footage" horror genre shows no signs of slacking off — but one of its originators just took baby steps in a different direction. Oren Peli is producing (not directing) a new horror film called Chernobyl Diaries, in which a group of "extreme tourists" get trapped in the former nuclear accident site... and…
Produced by Steven Spielberg, and created by Paranormal Activity writer/director Oren Peli, new TV series The River boasts some pretty great credentials out of the gate. But can one-hit-wonder Peli, whose movie we loved, really handle a weekly horror series? We've seen the two-hour premiere of the show, which airs…
San Diego Comic Con is a mosh pit of tastemakers. A good showing at Comic Con can generate unstoppable buzz for a project, that can last for months. A weak showing can deal a devastating setback to a creator's dreams.
Apollo 18, the lunar "found footage" horror film, has changed its release date several times. Originally, it was set to come out in March 2011, to preempt the other "found footage" horror film Area 51. (Which was also delayed.) Then Apollo 18 kept getting pushed back further and further, until it had a release date of…
What's really frightening about Insidious was how little it cost to make this rather large film, only $800,000. How can you make a movie this scary on such a tiny budget? We asked, and the Insidious crew answered.
The race to cash in on the found footage movie craze has just hit a new peak of hysteria, as the Weinsteins are determined to film their Moon astronaut movie, Apollo 18, in time to release it in March.
Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli and his collaborators are close to a deal with ABC to make a TV pilot in the same "spooky found footage" style. The River would focus on the search for a person who went missing on the Amazon. The Hollywood Reporter notes that ABC aggressively outbid NBC for the pilot, and the…
Since Paranormal Activity did so well, Hollywood is demanding the return of the mockumentary movie, as if The Fourth Kind wasn't enough. And the details to Oren Peli's next mockumentary project Area 51 are leaking out. Check it out.
At the theater where I watched a preview of Paranormal Activity last night, somebody ran out of the auditorium and threw up. It was that scary. And the most terrifying part isn't what's "paranormal" - it's the normal, everyday realism.