The Paranormal Activity Trailer: What Is It?


I have to give respect to the marketing team behind Paranormal Activity for creating a trailer that’s people’s reactions to a trailer as well as clips from that original trailer itself. The layers going on here are mind boggling.

It’s also nice to see 1950s style marketing come back in a modernized way. I was genuinely waiting for them to say something about women who are pregnant and people with heart conditions needing to leave the theater.

Check it out for yourself, unless you have a pregnant heart condition:

I can’t say I’m totally freaked out by the trailer, but I do love it when an audience gets that worked up. I also can’t argue with some of the pedigreed opinions they flash up on the screen from those who professionally love horror flicks.

For more on Paranormal Activity, stay tuned to our Fantastic Fest ’09 coverage. Watch the trailer in high definition over at

What do you think? Did you pee yourself? Because of the trailer or a pre-existing condition?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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