I’ve talked about how I like to try to keep up to date with the latest buzz when it comes to horror films in the past. It always feel like every year we get that one movie which begins to cause buzz through word of mouth screenings mixed with festival runs and then it just turns into a waiting game to see when that film comes out. Last year we had the pretty great Spanish horror film, “REC”, and this year we have “Paranormal Activity”.
I first started hearing about the film when it was shown at last year’s Slamdance and now one year and a half later the film finally has a trailer and is coming out in a few weeks. I keep reading about how scary this “Blair Witchesque” film about a couple setting up a camera in their bedroom after they suspect they are being haunted by a demonic spirit is. Now that I’ve seen the trailer I’m definitely intrigued and I just hope it lives up to its hype. You can see the trailer for yourself when you hit the jump along with the poster.
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“Paranormal Activity” will begin a limited release on September 25th. From what I can tell, there are no plans to do a platform release, but if you notice you can go to films website and request that the film gets shown in your city. I’ve never heard of this “request it for your town” release plan, but I’m already not a fan. I’m hoping that if the film does live up to the buzz and does start gaining some momentum that Paramount will just expand the film to more states and cities.
Here’s a brief synopsis for those just tuning in:
Katie and Micah were enjoying a happy and carefree existence. Their future looked promising until bizarre events begin to occur at night. In order to get to the bottom of things, Katie and Micah purchase a video camera to find out what happens at night while they slept.