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After "Paranormal Activity" became a hit, director Oren Peli immediately started work on his next found-footage horror film, called "Area 51." But it's only now, many years later, that we have the first trailer for the movie. Check it out below. Plot: The film follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence. "Area 51" is set to be released in theaters and on VOD on May 15th. Trailer: »
The secrets and conspiracies surrounding Us base Area 51 come to life in a new science fiction horror movie.
Three friends mount a covert mission to break into the notorious base, where the Us is alleged to hold secrets about alien contact.
Using military-like precision to gain entrance to Area 51, the trio are soon in over their heads as they encounter technology beyond human comprehension and extraterrestrial creatures bent on being freed from their prison.
Area 51 will be released at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas and on video-on-demand platforms on May 15. »
Hot on the heels of the Us trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's return to the horror genre with The Visit, an international trailer has surfaced which gives us a completely different look at the film. This time we understand exactly why the film is a found footage story as granddaughter (Olivia DeJonge) seems to be filming some kind of home movie or class project as she and her brother (Ed Oxenbould) visit their grandparents. But during this weekend visit, they learn their grandparents have some spooky and terrifying secrets. The papermade bumpers for this trailer are a nice touch and it's just a better trailer all around. Here's the international trailer for M. Night Shyalaman's The Visit from Universal France: You can still watch the Us trailer for The Visit right here. The Visit is written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs, The Village »
- Ethan Anderton
Hot off the success of Paranormal Activity, but before that innovative horror movie would spawn its own franchise and countless knockoffs, writer-director Oren Peli made another movie that used found footage and a cast of unknowns to put a new spin on an old source of scares. It was called Area 51, and nobody has seen a thing from it since people first learned Peli was making it way back in 2009. So where has it been for six years? According to a few sources, Peli has been tinkering with it here and there, along with his Paranormal Activity producer Jason Blum. Normally such a long delay between filming and eventual release isn't a good sign, but we'll soon finally find out if Peli is the real deal or a one hit wonder, as Area 51 (his only other movie as a director) is about...
- Peter Hall
This found-footage horror film was shot more than five years ago
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- Christopher Campbell
After experimenting in different genres to no tangible avail with The Last Airbender and After Earth, M. Night Shyamalan is returning to a genre he helped define with the release of upcoming horror film, The Visit, which today debuted its creepy first trailer.
Mixing found footage elements with more traditional camera work, the clip is an unusual melange of genre tropes, and despite our utmost attempts, we haven’t been able to identify any indications of a last-act, Shyamalan-styled twist. How and ever, the core premise of The Visit will center around a young brother and sister who are shipped out their grandparents for the weekend to spend some quality time with their ageing relatives. What could possibly go wrong?
A lot, as it turns out. Enforcing a non-negotiable, lights-out-by-9:30 policy, the grandparents attempt to push the children to a safe distance, but it isn’t long before the »
- Michael Briers
Oren Peli has not directed a film since the first Paranormal Activity in 2007. He has produced and written several projects in the last 8 years, but Area 51 is his first directorial effort since his breakout found footage hit. Using the same style, Area 51 tells another horror story but this time it is not ghosts that pose the supernatural threat. As the title implies, Area 51 will focus on a group of friens who mess with the wrong extraterrestrial. The film follows Reid, who has always »
- Alex Maidy
Oren Peli made a major mark on horror when his inspired found footage flick Paranormal Activity captured the hearts of genre fans worldwide in 2007. Over the last eight years the man has produced a number of chilling features including Chernobyl Diaries The Lords of Salem The Bay and Insidious Chapter 2 (not to mention all of the Paranormal Activity sequels) but hell make his long awaited return to the directors chair this year with another promising handycam feature Area 51. »
Hot off the success of Paranormal Activity, but before that innovative horror movie would spawn its own franchise, writer-director Oren Peli made another movie that used found footage and a cast of unknowns to put a new spin on an old source of scares. It was called Area 51, and nobody has seen a thing from it since people first learned Peli was making it way back in 2009. So where has it been for six years? According to a few sources, Peli has been tinkering with it here and...
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Yesterday brought us the first domestic trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's newest thriller The Visit and today we have a new international version with some additional footage. Now I only skimmed through this thing, but it looks to me like Shyamalan is attempting to capture some of that Paranormal Activity dread, most notably in the scene where we see one character on security camera just opening and closing a door (Why is she doing that!c!c!c!) and then a little Blair Witch (and every other found footage film since) use of flashlights as the only source of light. And he appears to be mixing that in with traditional narrative storytelling for what has been described as a micro budget feature. All that to say, I'm down. The film arrives on Sept. 11, have a look at this new trailer below. yt id="Ngd42wen_3M" width="640" readmore postid »
- Brad Brevet
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipateed Summer blockbusters and more, including: Terminator Genisys, Mad Max Fury Road, The Gallows, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Four, The Visit, The Dead Lands, Monsters: Dark Continent, Mr. Holmes, Tomorrowland and Black Mass.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Phil Wheat
Paramount Insurge has unveiled the first trailer for the long-delayed found-footage horror film Area 51, which is set to get a limited release this May.
The latest film from Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Area 51 was filmed 2009 but has been delayed in the years since, butit is now set for a limited release through Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas for the weekend Friday May 15th to Sunday May 17th, as well as being released on VOD and digital platforms on May 15th. Check out the trailer here…
Area 51 is written by Peli and Christopher Denham and produced by Jason Blum (The Purge, Sinister) and Steven Schneider. The film “follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence.”
The movie stars Reid Warner, »
- Scott J. Davis
Oren Peli’s follow-up to his impressive debut Paranormal Activity, Area 51, will debut in Us cinemas, and on-demand next month. The film, which revolves around a group of silly kids who decide to break into the United States’ infamous ‘Area 51′ following a boozy weekend in Las Vegas.
Area 51 is directed by Oren Peli, written by Oren Peli and Christopher Denham and produced by Jason Blum and Steven Schneider. The film follows Reid, who has always been obsessed with UFOs. While on a weekend trip to Vegas, he convinces two friends to join him on a mission to break into Area 51, where they find terrifying proof of alien presence. Starring Reid Warner, Jamel King, Ben Rovner and Jelena Nik.
The trailer for the film has just debuted, which you can see below.
Area 51 will get its limited run from Friday, May 15th in selected Us cinemas. »
- Paul Heath
M. Night Shyamalan's latest film-slash-chance at redemption, The Visit, has two grandkids visiting their grandparents for a weeklong getaway in Pennsylvania. Fun, except, they get Hansel and Gretel–ed and Paranormal Activity–ed once the clock strikes 9:30 p.m. (I swear that's not a spoiler because that's all in this trailer, and, hey, on top of all that, there'll most likely be a twist to make things really crazy.) The movie comes out September 11, but you can get thoroughly creeped out right here, right now. When you're done, though, please face your fears, and call your grandparents and relatives to make sure they haven't been scratching any walls lately. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
“Bedtime here is 9:30,” Grandpa announces before lights out. “It’s probably best you two shouldn’t come out of your room after that.” Ok, Nanna and Grandpa are, well, grandparents. But if that doesn’t seem a tad odd, wait until you hear what Nanna comes up with much later in the kitchen. What you get when you team writer-director M. Night Shyamalan with “the producer of Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, Sinister” is The Visit, which stars Deanna Dunagan and Peter… »
M. Night Shyamalan has had a weird career. He.s experienced incredible highs with movies like The Sixth Sense, but he.s fallen so far from grace that he wasn.t even mentioned in the promotion for his last movie, After Earth (his name only appeared on the poster really small and in the corner). A new trailer for his latest, the thriller The Visit, just dropped, and it is a strange looking thing to behold. Check it out for yourself. Shyamalan.s name is all over this trailer, so they.re definitely not shying away from his involvement, but watching this video, it feels more like the Blumhouse Productions movie that it is. The producers behind low-budget horror hits like Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, their fingerprints are all visible all over the place, from the general aesthetic to the found footage (at least in large part, I »
"Would you mind getting inside the oven to clean it?" Time spent at your grandma's house should translate into warm moments that you'll cherish forever, but if the brother and sister in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit are lucky enough to survive their stay at grandma's farm, their memories will only serve to haunt them. You can see why in the first trailer for Shyamalan’s new thriller, which was filmed in found footage style. A Blumhouse Productions and Blinding Edge Pictures film from Universal Pictures, The Visit hits theaters in September.
"Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once »
- Derek Anderson
This might be a textbook case of "waiting too long." Then again, I may underestimate the public's appetite for films in which characters run around while dramatic things you can almost see happen. I may be wrong. It may well be that people are actually still excited about "The new film from the director of 'Paranormal Activity.'" I suspect they're not, and that the moment for Oren Peli to release a second film should have been about five years ago, but Paramount Insurge is going to put it to the test when they finally, after long last, release "Area 51" in May. If you aren't familiar with the title, aside from the cultural echoes associated with the name Area 51, that's not surprising. This was announced as the director's follow-up to "Paranormal Activity" six years ago, and getting information about it has been tough. I read an early treatment, »
- Drew McWeeny
Another poster for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit has been released, once again stressing grandma's strict rules. Also included in our latest round-up are details on an upcoming modern day-set film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as information on an in-development mystery series from It Follows writer/director David Robert Mitchell.
"Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, »
- Derek Anderson
Universal Pictures released the chilling first trailer online today, while audiences who saw Unfriended this past weekend were the first ones to catch the preview, which was unveiled without much fanfare. Read our first look at the poster and trailer here.
The thriller will open in theaters on September 11, 2015.
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit.
Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day. »
- Michelle McCue
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