Paranormal Activity 2 trailer debut

The teaser trailer for Paranormal Activity 2, the sort-of anticipated sequel to the 2009 box office hit, has debuted online.

It has been less than a year since low-budget spookfest Paranormal Activity took audiences by storm. I must admit, I was quite taken by the first film, which resorted to some classy old-school tricks to get pulses racing.

After PA became such a hit (US$193 million gross off a budget of roughly US$10-15,000), Paramount rushed a sequel into development. Director Oren Peli did not return, as he was busy filming his own mysterious follow-up project Area 51. Little is known about the sequel, except for the fact that original director Kevin Greutert was pulled off the project due to contractual obligations to the Saw series (read his hilarious/heartbreaking blog entry on the matter here).

Tod ‘Kip’ Williams jumped into the director’s chair … and that was all we heard regarding the film. Until now.

Check out the trailer below (courtesy of the film’s official website), but be warned! It features MAJOR spoilers for the first Paranormal Activity.

http://www.paramount.com/webmaster/player/paramount_epk.php

At first I was underwhelmed by this trailer, but having now watched it several times, I’ve picked up on a couple of subtle tricks that recall the first film’s modest scares. Keep an eye on that mirror!

Paranormal Activity 2 hits cinemas October 22, 2010.

Discuss: Am I wrong, or is that the same house as in the first film?

One Response to “Paranormal Activity 2 trailer debut”

  1. yeah it looks like it is the same house…. and the woman at the door….. looks awfully familiar

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