Friday, October 09, 2009

Paranormal Activity

Has anybody out there heard about this yet?

Paranormal Activity is a small, independent horror movie that was filmed in 2007.

It’s pretty much just been playing in small theatres around the mid-west for a few months now. Each time it has been screened, it gets incredible buzz for being a really scary horror movie.

The production company that owns it could not get it distributed world-wide like a typical big-budget movie from a major distributor, so they have been taking a very unique approach to getting their film out there to the public.

Basically, based on advanced buzz, places all over the country have been “petitioning” to get a local screening in their area. Once they get enough requests, then they attempt to obtain a theatre to show the movie.

And their strategy has been working. With pretty much every showing, the buzz and hype for this film has continued to grow and spread. It pretty much seems inevitiable at this point that this movie will get a worldwide distribution schedule very soon (before Halloween if they are smart).

Anyway, I got news that it will be playing here on Long Island this weekend. I am chomping at the bit to go, perhaps Sunday. I already asked my hetero life-partner Earl to accompany me, but he gave me the lame excuse that he has to cook sauerbraten that day.

What the fuck kind of excuse is that? At the very least you could give me a “normal” excuse , like that you have to stay home and wash your hair, or that your boyfriend is coming over. Who the hell’s thigh am I supposed to feel up as the trailers come up NOW?

Anyway, if I can make it, I’m going. Its being called the new Blair Witch (which alot of people rag on, but i thought was brilliant in its creepyness).

Anyone else seen it yet?

21 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

Hey...it's for a big Oktoberfest-style family party, okay? And what's the reason you can't go to see it on Saturday, hrm? Oh, that's right. You have a boardgame date with a group of your fellow geeks.

Fun Oktoberfest party vs playing a bunch of boardgames in someone's basement? Oktoberfest wins every time. Douche.

Slyde said...

earl: thats how much YOU know....We play upstairs.

Heff said...

I'll be l@@king for it, but being in 'Bama, it may take AWHILE to come here, lol !

(the movie, NOT Earl's sauerbraten)

Raechelle said...

I used to love horror flicks and books as a kid...now as an adult they scare me more-I avoid them at all cost!
So, no-as much as I'd love to fly over and join you, I'll have to give this one a miss ;o)

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

That bed frame looks fantastic. Looks sort of like my bed frame for our pillow top queen size mattress.







that with any luck please god please please please we will be unpacking and setting up in our new house on halloween.

boyah!

terri said...

Never heard of it and I'm not real big on horror flicks, but of course, now I'm curious to see it...

honeywine said...

Seeing as how I live in the boondocks, we haven't got a prayer. I guess you'll have to tell me whether to get it on dvd.

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm dying to see this! Just read a few reviews this morning. The guy made it for $15,000 in his house and in 7 days.

Dr Zibbs said...

..and that Earl excuse is classic.

sybil law said...

Sauerbraten! WTF?!
Anyway - sounds awesome! Haven't seen it.

Arielle Lee Bair said...

I have to admit, I'm horribly afraid of horror films. I seriously have tried and tried again, but I have nightmares for weeks or jump when the phone rings or rip the shower curtain away every time I enter a bathroom. So I definitely won't be see that movie. BUT I did read a whole article about it and just THAT (along with a short video of an audience watching it) gave me the shivers. Let us know if it scares you to death!

Chris H said...

I think Earl is a dirty rotten stopout... fancy not wanting to get his thigh felt up by YOU!
I hate scary movies, so I ain't going to it!

Tamara said...

If you'll foot the bill for my flights, I'll go with you!

2abes said...

i want to see it. i won't let you rub my thigh, not on the first date. But you can rub my feet. saubraten cooks for like 5 hours, he could have put it in and left it. I think he just doesn't want to see it with you.

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I have heard nothing about it, but then I'm in the middle of nowhere SD, so that's not really shocking, is it?

Anonymous said...

Chomping?

While not entirely incorrect - I prefer Champing at the bit.

It just sounds classier.

Have some class.

-BrewB

Brittany said...

I've heard such great things about this movie. I like scary movies, but I dont usually watch them.. i'm usually curled up in the fetile position with my hands over my eyes... I merely scream because someone else does, or because it sounds crazy! I am so rediculous! Let us know if its good!

JD said...

Saw it. It was o.k. Lot's of group think going on. Worth a few hours of your day.

GiGi said...

I hope to be able to get to a movie again soon. A good scary movie around Halloween-time sounds awesome. The problem - I cannot frickin' stay awake past 9PM these days...newborns tend to do that to a person. It's worth it, though. :)

Cocaine Princess said...

Great label for this post!!

Kimberly said...

I want to see it....