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Paranormal Activity in the Netherlands

The Dutch are the first Europeans who will get to see the low-budget horror movie Paranormal Activity.

Distributor E1 Entertainment has received the rights to show the movie in Dutch cinemas the coming weeks. They will see if the sneak previews catches on in Europe like in America where Paranormal Activity is currently a huge hit.

Paranormal Activity, a haunted-house thriller was shot for $11,000 and has built a huge fan base after a handful of test screenings in America.

An Internet petition to bring the movie cinemas, delivered more than one million signatures in a short time. The movie trailer, which only shows how the audience reaction during a performance, has been downloaded millions of times.

Paranormal Activity tells the story about a young, middle class couple which moves into a typical suburban “starter” tract house, where they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.

The couple decide to document the poltergeist-like disturbances in “Paranormal Activity.” They find that, as on reality TV shows, bad behavior tends to worsen when you train a camera on it. Orin Peli’s crew-less debut feature is one of the best genre spins on the pseudo-nonfiction 1st-person-cam since “The Blair Witch Project”.

Paramount Pictures Presents A Blumhouse Production A Film by Oren Peli “Paranormal Activity” starring Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong and Ashley Palmer. The film was directed, written and edited by Oren Peli.

The first two Dutch sneaks previews past week took place in Amsterdam and The Hague. The next few weeks to follow other big cities.

Paranormal Activity broke box office records at American cinemas the last few weeks. In two weeks time Paranormal Activity made about 40 million U.S. dollars. The movie will be released on November 26 at the Dutch cinemas.