Oren Peli

‘Area 51’ Trailer: ‘Paranormal Activity’ Director Returns With His Long-Awaited Follow-Up

by Britt Hayes April 23, 2015 @ 7:50 PM
Like the famed government site itself, Oren Peli’s Area 51 film was something that’s existed for a while now, but has remained shrouded in secrecy and hidden from the public. The director began working on the project in 2011, and the last update we received was sometime in 2013. Since then, the film has been stuck on Paramount’s shelf, and it wasn’t clear if Area 51 would ever see the light of day. Coinciding with today’s abrupt announcement of the film’s upcoming May release date, we finally have an official trailer.

Oren Peli Interview: The 'Chernobyl Diaries' Producer Talks Atomic Horror

by Jordan Hoffman May 24, 2012 @ 9:08 AM
Warner Bros.
I've just returned from getting hosed down in a decontamination unit. Coincidentally, this is just what I do on Sunday nights and has nothing to do with the fact that I've just chatted with Oren Peli, writer and producer of the atomic horror flick 'Chernobyl Diaries.'
Mr. Peli is the man behind the 'Paranormal Activity' films (as well as producer on 'Insidious' and the cancelled show 'The River') and it stands to reason that 'The Chernobyl Diaries' will be another in a string of successes when it opens for insatiable horror audiences this weekend.
Its “why the hell didn't I think of that?” premise drops a van loaded with adventuresome teens in one of the best real life haunted houses – the (actual) abandoned city of Pripyat outside of Chernobyl. There they will face their own fears. . .or is it wild animals. . .or radioactive psychopaths . . .or, well, perhaps its best to let Mr. Peli get into it.