Paranormal Activity Expanding Nationwide This Weekend
by Alex Billington
October 4, 2009
If you haven't heard yet, Paranormal Activity is getting a lot of buzz for being the scariest movie of the year, or even the last few years. I just sent a good friend of mine who loves horror movies to a screening a few days ago and he loved it and it takes a lot to impress him. Paramount has been running a promotion for Paranormal Activity where interested moviegoers can "Demand It" and try and get the movie to come to their city (since its only been playing in very limited release). Thanks to the success of that promo, they'll now be opening the movie nationwide (and not just only at midnight) this upcoming Friday, October 9th.
I'm happy to support this movie because I love the buzz its getting and I'm fascinated by its viral success. Paramount has been showing it only at midnight (to make it creepier) and its turning into the next Blair Witch Project, in terms of success at least. The film sold out all of its midnight screenings in 33 cities across the country this past weekend, earning around $535,000. Paramount will now be expanding it to over 40 markets this upcoming weekend and making it available at "all hours," including at the previous midnight only venues - visit the official website. If you haven't seen it yet, go see it, then let us know your thoughts!
Reader Feedback - 14 Comments
yondel on Oct 4, 2009
explains why i could fucking see it in san jose last weekend lmfaos
danielvutran on Oct 4, 2009
I tried to go see it Saturday night at the Drafthouse, but all the showings sold out fast. Hope this means I get a second chance.
FancyMonocle on Oct 4, 2009
Can't wait. Fucking catalina wine mixer
DJ Sil3nt on Oct 4, 2009
Does 'nationwide' include Canada?? There were at least a few thousand votes for some popular cities up here on Eventful.. we like to get scared too, ya know..!
Derek on Oct 4, 2009
#4 LOL hilarious comment !
skeptic on Oct 4, 2009
I can't wait to see it! We tried to get tickets on both friday and saturday and tickets were completely sold out at both of the locations in Colorado!
Victoria on Oct 4, 2009
*word for word exactly what Victoria said*
DoomCanoe on Oct 5, 2009
Apparently Canadians don't get the privilege to have the shit scared outta them. This sucks. Guess I have to wait for the video release.
Lyth on Oct 5, 2009
it isn't going nationwide until they get 1,000,000 people to demand it. Sorry to burst your bubble/story
You're Wrong on Oct 6, 2009
Canadians : rest easy. Nationwide means you guys too....you're Americans after all, eh?
Google the Oct8pus on Oct 9, 2009
HELL YEAH CANADIA!!
don't panic on Oct 9, 2009
OMG.... saw this movie this weekend..... at first i thought it was going to be another Blair witch flop.... but the more i watched, the more goosebumps i got and the further my jacket got pulled up under my chin, lol. I'm not one to get "scared" easily. I love horror movies. But the, dare i say, controversial content (some people believe and some people dont) made for such an edge of your seat, yelling at the screen (do go in there, are you an idiot, and NO don't do that) wanna hide your face but can't turn away kind of ride that made this a truly "scary" movie. I left the theater physically shaking at an ending i was totally not expecting and greatful for my best friend agreeing to go with me so i wouldn't have to go alone. Hopefully the brusies on his arm are healed by now from me holding on so tight. Good thing he left his coat on, lol, or i might really have dug in and left a mark. This is the perfect movie for the halloween season!
KelliAnn Cullen on Oct 19, 2009
OMG! don't believe the hipe! this movie was sooo dumb and sooooo not scarry, it was basicly about this couple who is always disagreeing and fighting and the dude "hears" things and so sets up a camera but its really dumb, there are parts that are like "thats too fake to ever be real" and some of the crappiest "special effects I have ever seen. btw Its not anywhere close to a true story!
Amy on Jun 18, 2010
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