According to a new L.A. Times article Paranormal Activity isn’t just a film about a haunting; the film itself may actually be haunted – at least, if Steven Spielberg is to be believed. John Horn’s article cites a source within Dreamworks as having said that, upon viewing a DVD screener at his Malibu home, Mr. Spielberg was inexplicably locked inside his bedroom and had to call a locksmith in order to get out. And upon his eventual release, the man who gave us Poltergeist tossed the screener in a trash bag and brought it straight back to the Dreamworks offices.
Viral marketing hooey, or a legendary filmmaker genuinely freaked out by a film? Or even better… is there a standard def ghost in the Blu-Ray machine? Read the whole article over at the L.A. Times, where you can find out just how this scrappy $5000 do-it-yourself movie is being distributed by the folks behind Star Trek and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
And cower at the convincing scares in the trailer after the jump.
Paranormal Activity opens in limited release on September 25th, 2009