Paranormal Activity
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

1-20 of 469 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


Win a signed poster and goodie bag from The Purge: Anarchy

23 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the release of The Purge: Anarchy, on 25th July, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a signed poster by the film’s producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity Franchise, The Purge) and a merchandise goody bag!

On one night, every year, all crime is legal – The anticipated sequel to the 2013 hit The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy follows an unlikely group of five citizens who, over the course of the night, find out just how far they will go to protect themselves and, ultimately, each other, as they fight to survive a night fraught with impossible decisions.

Returning alongside writer/director/producer James DeMonaco to produce the next chapter of the thriller are Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, »

- Competitions

Permalink | Report a problem


Focus Inflicting ‘Sinister 2′ On Theaters Next Summer

23 July 2014 12:04 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The first sequel in the latest Blumhouse micro-budget horror franchise has a release date. Sinister 2, the follow-up to last year’s pic that grossed more than $87M worldwide on of a $3M budget, will arrive August 21, 2015. Citadel‘s Ciaran Foy will helm the next chapter, which Sinister director Scott Derrickson is writing with C. Robert Cargill. The new franchise follows Blumhouse’s success with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits. eOne is financing the sequel, with Derrickson and Jason Blum producing. Focus Features has positioned Sinister 2 to counter the Warner Bros romance Me Before You. […] »

Permalink | Report a problem


Make a Date With Sinister 2

23 July 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Some quick news is coming in for you Sinister fans! Focus Features will release Sinister 2, the sequel to the micro-budget horror hit, wide on August 21, 2015. Ciaran Foy will direct the follow-up, which Scott Derrickson, the director of the first Sinister, is writing with C. Robert Cargill.

Derrickson and Cargill also wrote the original film. eOne is financing the project, which Jason Blum is producing via his Blumhouse Productions banner along with Derrickson. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, and eOne’s Xavier Marchand and Patrice Theroux are executive producing.

Sinister 2 is the sequel to the highly praised original film starring Ethan Hawke, which grossed more than $87M worldwide off of a $3M budget. The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.

Plot details are currently being kept under wraps; however, an ad »

- Steve Barton

Permalink | Report a problem


New Wer Trailer in the News

23 July 2014 11:12 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

We told you earlier the new flick from the makers of the much reviled film The Devil Inside, entitled Wer, is coming home on DVD via Universal on September 23rd, and right now we have the artwork and a new trailer for you to start barking at!

A.J. Cook ("Criminal Minds"), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Vik Sahay ("Chuck"), and Brian J. O’Connor (Epic Movie) round out the main cast of the werewolf flick directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside).

Steven Schneider, producer of The Devil Inside, The Tall Man and the Paranormal Activity films, produced with Matthew Peterman (who wrote the screenplay) and Morris Paulson through their production company Prototype. Robert Hall and his Almost Human Inc. tackled the makeup and visual effects for Wer.

Synopsis

Following the brutal slaying of an American family vacationing in rural France, a peculiar man living near the crime scene »

- Steve Barton

Permalink | Report a problem


Jason Blum interview: The Purge: Anarchy, Paranormal Activity 5 and more

22 July 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We talk to producer Jason Blum about The Purge: Anarchy, Parnormal Activity 5, making horror on a budget, and being a Hollywood rebel...

Interview

Although he's been a successful Hollywood movie producer since the mid-90s, it was the gigantic, unexpected popularity of Paranormal Activity which brought Jason Blum and his production company Blumhouse Productions to the world's attention. Since that film landed in 2007, his company's been responsible for a range of low-budget yet often very effective genre films, ranging from Insidious in 2010, via Barry Levinson's The Bay in 2012, to alien invasion flick Dark Skies in 2013.

Last year also saw the release of another surprise hit for Blumhouse: The Purge, a lean, flawed mix of sci-fi, horror and home invasion thriller directed by James DeMonaco. The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, is out this week, and it's a successful expansion of the first film's premise, as its futuristic violence spills out »

- ryanlambie

Permalink | Report a problem


Jason Blum Strikes a 10-Year Multi-Platform Deal with Universal

20 July 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Purge: Anarchy didn’t manage to match The Purge’s $34.1 million start, but apparently Universal Pictures is pleased with the film’s $28.4 million haul because the studio chose today to announce that they’ve entered a 10-year first-look production deal with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions that will also cover the NBCUniversal businesses, which includes the Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions divisions. Blumhouse is responsible for a long list of micro-budget horror hits including the Paranormal Activity series and three others that are already under the Universal umbrella, The Purge and Insidious as well as Sinister, which is moving over from Summit to Focus Features.  The company looks to follow up that success with Ouija and the Jennifer Lopez-starrer, The Boy Next Door, next.  Hit the jump for more. Even though Blum and co. have had some box office misses, namely Dark Skies and Oculus, almost every »

- Perri Nemiroff

Permalink | Report a problem


NBC Universal Signs Jason Blum to 10-Year Multi-Platform Deal

20 July 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

NBC Universal has signed Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions to an unprecedented new 10-year first-look producing deal, extending its current movie deal.

Blumhouse is also forming new partnerships that span across NBC Universal’s business including its Universal Television and Universal Cable Productions.

The deal was announced Sunday on the heels of Blumhouse having delivered the latest in a micro-budget horror hit for Universal with “The Purge: Anarchy.” The sequel to last summer’s break-out hit opened in second place with a solid $28.4 million debut from 2,804 locations in the U.S.

The 10-year term of the first-look deal is a significant departure from most Hollywood pacts, which tend to run for two or three years. It reflects the studio’s elevated expectations that Blum can continue to deliver profitable films.

Blum broke out with the micro-budget “Paranormal Activity” horror franchise five years ago at Paramount, which grossed over $190 million worldwide on a $15,000 budget. »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Jessabelle Receives New Release Date

19 July 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jessabelle just wants to heal, but she’ll get hell for her efforts. Wheelchair-bound as she recuperates from a car accident that killed her boyfriend, Jessabelle returns home to be near her father, but ends up getting too close to a malevolent spirit that haunts the house. Originally slated for a late summer release, the premiere of Jessabelle has been pushed back slightly by Blumhouse Productions to a different season.

Jessabelle will now hit theaters and on-demand services on November 7th. For those unfamiliar with the film, we have the synopsis, cast list, and trailer:

“From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes the ghostly tale of Jessabelle. Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook of Sleeping Beauty) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return — and has no intention of letting her escape. »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Jessabelle Pushed Back to November; VOD Release on Same Date as Theatrical

18 July 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Following up previous efforts like Saw VI and Saw 3D, Kevin Greutert returns this year with the Blumhouse-produced Jessabelle, which has been the victim of much release date drama.

Originally set for release in January of this year, the paranormal flick was recently pushed back to August and just today has been pushed back again. It's now set to hit both theaters and VOD outlets on November 7th so mark your calendars!

The flick stars Sarah Snook, Mark Webber, David Andrews, Joelle Carter, Ana de la Reguera, Larisa Oleynik, Chris Ellis, Fran Bennett, and Amber Stevens.

The film is being brought to us by the folks behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and Dark Skies - Jason Blum, Paul Young, and Peter Principato, who are producing for Blumhouse Productions and Principato-Young Entertainment.

For more info visit Jessabelle on Facebook, and follow Jessabelle on Twitter.

Synopsis

From the mastermind producer of Paranormal Activity »

- John Squires

Permalink | Report a problem


'The Purge: Anarchy' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Savage Sequel

17 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Last summer "The Purge" unassumingly broke and entered into theaters nationwide. A proudly B-movie affair, produced lovingly by "Paranormal Activity" kingpin Jason Blum, it starred Ethan Hawke and "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headley as a pair of well-off homeowners whose lives descend into chaos during the annual Purge -- a nationwide event where, for 12 hours, any form of crime is legal (and emergency medical services and police are suspended). Things, typically, go awry.

But while "The Purge" entered theaters with a whimper, it certainly left with a bang, making an unexpectedly healthy return on its modest budget and serving as the foundation of a probably franchise that, with any luck, will rival "Paranormal Activity" in terms of the numbers of installments and complexity of its respective mythology. The first follow-up film, "The Purge: Anarchy," arrives this week and takes an entirely different approach to the annual day of super violent cleansing. »

- Drew Taylor

Permalink | Report a problem


'Ouija' Trailer: See Why Teen Girls Should Leave Dead Things Alone

17 July 2014 10:32 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The first trailer for the teen horror movie Ouija has arrived online, and you can watch it below. It's kind of surprising that there hasn't been a Ouija board-centric horror movie since 1986's Witchboard, starring Whitesnake music-video model Tawny Kitaen. Sure, the paranormal communication device has popped up in movies since then - its most notable recent appearance in Paranormal Activity - but people have stayed away from it as the crux of a horror movie. Leave it to producers Michael Bay and Jason Blum to change that. Ouija stars Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos and a handful of other young, fresh faces as a group of teens who use the titular spirit board to figure out what, or who, killed their friend. We're guessing they...

Read More

Read Comments »

- affiliates@fandango.com

Permalink | Report a problem


Box Office Predictions: 'Dawn of the Apes' to Repeat Over 'Purge', 'Sex Tape' and 'Planes'

17 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes looks like the slight favorite to take the repeat crown this weekend, becoming only the fifth film of 2014 to do so if it accomplishes the feat. The 2011 edition dropped 49 percent, and clearly I'm predicting this one will do better, even though it opened higher, indicating more frontload. What will save this from the 50 percent bleedc Competition. As in, it has zero similar films opening against it. Add in a little sequel bump love, already established in week one, plus fan reaction, critical reaction - well you get the idea. This newest Apes is trending about three days ahead of its predecessor already, domestically, though the true verdict of this film will come from international dollars. But that's not what we're predicting today! My thought is $39.2 million, I see more downside than upside in that prediction if y'all would like to beat me into submission one more time. »

- Laremy Legel

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Review: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

17 July 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The title may imply heightened scope and stakes, but only the premise is out of order in “The Purge: Anarchy,” a swiftly delivered, surprise-free sequel to 2013′s economical sleeper hit. Moving out of the home and into the streets, writer-helmer James DeMonaco’s noisy follow-up shifts genre gears slightly, largely abandoning domestic-invasion horror for an urban-thriller template that notionally expands on the first film’s sketchy class satire. Success, however, has bred self-seriousness in this probable franchise, as “Anarchy” uses an expanded running time to pontificate emptily on the sociopolitical implications of its still-ludicrous allegorical setup — a future America in which all crime is legalized for one night a year — at the expense of any whopping B-movie jolts. Nevertheless, considering the scarcity of comparable genre fare in theaters, plus the first film’s growing profile in ancillary, this nasty annual event is probably good for at least one more year. »

- Guy Lodge

Permalink | Report a problem


Trailer for horror film Ouija released

17 July 2014 8:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new trailer for Ouija, the latest horror film from the producers Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity) and Michael Bay (The Purge: Anarchy), has been released online, and you can view it below…

The film focuses on a group of friends who come across an old Ouija board. After they start goofing around with it, strange things begin to happen to them, and those around them.

Starring Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Shelly Hennig (Teen Wolf), Matthew Settle (Gossip Girl) and Douglas Smith (Antiviral), Ouija is set for release in the Us on October 24th, with a UK release date still to be announced.

The post Trailer for horror film Ouija released appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Scott Davis

Permalink | Report a problem


Be Afraid of Board Games in First Poster, Trailer and Stills for Ouija

17 July 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The first trailer for the upcoming horror movie inspired by a Ouija Board has finally been released, but it’s hard to say whether or not it was worth the wait! It marks the directorial debut of Stiles White, and the cast is made up of the usual sort of good looking unknowns who will likely be dispatched one after the other.

Anyone who has ever played around with a Ouija Board know there’s no real reason to be afraid of them, but this group of friends – who are trying to contact their recently deceased friend – soon find out that her death was no accident and that there may in fact be something far more sinister about this particular board game.

In the trailer, we get to see some of the nasty things that some of the friends go through, and the movie could find some success thanks to »

- Josh Wilding

Permalink | Report a problem


Trailer For Ouija Announces Its Presence

16 July 2014 5:01 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Transformers or the Ouija Board: which is the greater of these evils? What you might not know is that both are owned by Hasbro. Weirdly, despite its sinister reputation and its ancient origins as something supposedly genuine, the version of the Ouija Board most people know today is actually a variant of a commercial board game. That's why the toy company is involved in Ouija, the new teen horror from first-time director Stiles White. Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones, Bates Motel) stars, and the first trailer has just arrived, by medium of an independently ambulatory glass with poor spelling. See that "From the producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" line? That's the 2003 remake we're talking about, rather than the Tobe Hooper classic. The producer in question is a certain Michael Bay, working under his Platinum Dunes banner. The ubiquitous Jason Blum (Insidious, Sinister, Paranormal Activity, The Purge and so on) is also on the roster. »

Permalink | Report a problem


'Ouija' Trailer: Teen Girls Should Leave Dead Things Alone

16 July 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

It's kind of surprising that there hasn't been a Ouija board-centric horror movie since 1986's Witchboard, starring Whitesnake music-video model Tawny Kitaen. Sure, the paranormal communication device has popped up in movies since then - its most notable recent appearance belongs to Paranormal Activity - but people have stayed away from it as the crux of a horror movie. Leave it to producers Michael Bay and Jason Blum to change that. Ouija stars Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto, Daren Kagasoff, Bianca A. Santos and a handful of other young, fresh faces as a group of teens who use the titular spirit board to figure out what, or who, killed their friend. We're guessing they quickly learn you can't dabble in the black arts without the black arts dabbling with you. The first...

Read More

»

- Peter Hall

Permalink | Report a problem


Sinister 2 Filming in Chicago This August

16 July 2014 1:31 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

According to the Chicago Tribune, the sequel to Sinister (Blu-ray review here) is gearing up for production this August in Chi-town! Read on for the latest on the continuing adventures of Mr. Boogie.

Ciarán Foy (Citadel) will be the one in the director's chair for this latest go-round.

All of the other major behind-the-scenes players are back for Sinister 2, including creators Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. They wrote the original, which Derrickson also directed.

Sinister 2 is the sequel to the highly praised original film starring Ethan Hawke, which grossed more than $87M worldwide off of a $3M budget. The move to build the Sinister franchise follows in the footsteps of Blumhouse’s successes with the Paranormal Activity and Insidious series of ultra-low-budget genre hits.

Plot details are currently being kept under wraps; however, an ad on Simon Casting’s Facebook page stated, “We're looking for girls, ages »

- Steve Barton

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Ouija’ Trailer & Poster: It’s Not Just a Game

16 July 2014 1:09 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Remember when board game movie adaptations were going to become a “thing” in Hollywood, a couple years ago (theoretically, they still could one day)? Well, that was before the Battleship adaptation, which had a hefty $200 million production cost alone, under-performed at the box office. However, one board game feature that managed to survive the fallout is Ouija - and today, an official trailer for the flick has released online (weeks after a teaser began showing exclusively at select screenings in theaters).

Ouija was, at one point, going to be a family-friendly, effects-heavy, supernatural adventure (think Jumanji), with McG directing and Michael Bay producing. Universal wound up dropping that iteration of the project, only to late pick up a retooled version – one that was designed to be a low-budget horror/thriller (think on the level of the Paranormal Activity films), with Bay still producing through ...

Click to continue reading ‘Ouija’ Trailer »

- Sandy Schaefer

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch The Scary First Trailer For Ouija

16 July 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Just in time for Halloween, have a look at the first trailer for Universal Pictures’ supernatural thriller Ouija. The film stars Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos, and Ana Coto.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

Ouija opens on October 24th.

www.ouijamovie.com

https://www.facebook.com/ouijamovie

https://twitter.com/OuijaTheMovie

http://instagram.com/OuijaMovie

The post Watch The Scary First Trailer For Ouija appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks. »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

1-20 of 469 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners