It took two years, but Oren Peli’s “Paranormal Activity” is finally heading to selected theaters September 25, 2009. What’s it about? A young couple realizes that they are being haunted by ghosts. Or demons. Or spirits. You know, one of those things. It kind of reminds me of the 1981’s “The Entity”, where an unseen force is taken with single mother Barbara Hershey, and keeps returning to, well, ravish her night after night. There doesn’t seem to be any ravishing happening in “Paranormal Activity”, but the evil unseen force does seem equally taken with the female lead. The whole thing will no doubt remind people of the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunters TV show, overly done music cues included.
Paranormal Activity is a terrifying supernatural thriller featuring shocking footage of a demonic haunting. Katie and Micah were enjoying a happy, carefree life. Their future looked promising until bizarre events began occurring at night. Katie was no stranger to paranormal phenomena – she had been stalked by a malevolent entity since childhood, and she feared that it had followed her to their new home. They purchased a video camera to find out what was happening at night as they slept.
Over the course of three weeks in September & October of 2006, they ran nightly surveillance and captured indelible proof on home video, which has been edited into the feature film Paranormal Activity.
Starring Amber Armstrong, Michael Bayouth, Katie Featherston, Mark Fredrichs, Randy McDowell , Ashley Palmer, Tim Piper, Micah Sloat, and directed by Oren Peli.