“Paranormal” demand it campaign brings sequel sneak peeks to town

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Boston and Austin are just a few of the cities who earned the chance to host advance sneak previews of “Paranormal Activity 2” ahead of its Oct. 22nd opening date.

The screenings will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at midnight. Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego and Philadelphia are a few other cities named by Paramount in a release. The studio claims more than 250,000 signed up to request the sequel using the “Demand it!” program, which also benefitted the original “Paranormal Activity”

“It seemed to be a natural fit for us to sneak ‘Paranormal Activity 2’ to those fans who played such an integral role in the success of last year’s [hit],” said Rob Moore, vice chairman of Paramount Pictures. “We are excited that there is so much anticipation for the follow-up thriller.”

In the sequel, directed by Tod Williams, a family sets up security cameras around their house after they suspect the presence of a burglar, but are terrified with what they actually discover. Katie Featherston returns from the original film, while IMDb lists the presence of Gabriel Johnson as a character billed as “Raphael Omen / Demon Killer.”

To “Demand” the sequel, visit www.ParanormalMovie.com.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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One Comment

  • October 16, 2010 | Permalink |

    How do you get in to watch paranormal activity 2 for the free screening.

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