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David O’Reilly Gets Possessed

26 October 2009 1:37 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the many cool things about Paranormal Activity's success is that the supernatural subgenre is roaring back in a big way. I’m sure every major studio in Hollywood is looking through their scripts to find comparable material. Overseas the doors are opening as well with one such flick, The Possession of David O'Reilly, well under way!

The supernatural “mockudrama” follows a young couple in their London flat as they're besieged by some unknown entity. We don't know much else about this one yet, other than it's coming from writer/director Andrew Cull with Giles Anderson, Francesca Fowler and Nicolas Shaw in starring roles. Watch this space, though, as we'll keep you updated on the plight of poor David O'Reilly.

With the huge success of Paranormal Activity, my only hope is that filmmakers don't decide that every film has to be done in that

"documentary" style. I do want more supernatural horror, »

- Masked Slasher

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A New Shockumentary 'Paranormal' Inspired?

26 October 2009 11:07 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

With Paranormal Activity making a killing at the box office, the knock-offs have already begun production. One such film is the UK horror flick The Possession Of David O'Reilly, which is said to be based on actual events. The synopsis reads the following: "The film a terrifying supernatural shockumentary about a demonic presence in a young couple's home in London." Everything about this synopsis bleeds rip-off - a young couple? Really? Check out the art below from Andrew Cull's "original" film starring Giles Anderson, Francesca Fowler, Nicholas Shaw and Zoe Richards. Andrew Cull is the writer behind the UK TV series "Urban Gothic." »

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A British Paranormal Activity Coming Soon?

26 October 2009 | | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

And so it begins, the race to capture Paranormal Activity 's success. The next year is bound to bring forth imitators. One hailing from the UK that will be knocking on our door sometime in the near future is The Possession of David O'Reilly from writer-director Andrew Cull. Said to be based on actual events, the film - and this is a synopsis from Epic Pictures Group - is a "terrifying supernatural shockumentary about a demonic presence in a young couple's home in London." A young couple? Check. A demonic presence? Check. Sounds like a British spin on Paranormal Activity . Cull's only credit to date is the UK's Urban Gothic , an anthology horror series which ran for two seasons. Giles Anderson, Francesca Fowler, Nicholas Shaw and Zoe Richards star. More »

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