I'm not trying to rain on Warmoth's parade in running this Twitter-Wood special report, but this feels newsworthy. Director Oren Peli's "Paranormal Activity" is something of a sensation. Three weeks into its limited release (yet slowly widening) run, the (roughly) $11,000 budgeted found footage horror/suspense flick has earned more than $30 million in box office sales. It's downright staggering.
The success owes its thanks largely to two factors. One: the movie is actually damn good, featuring some well-crafted smoke & mirror and believable performances from the newcomer stars. Two: Paramount has waged an incredibly successful grassroots promotional campaign, built largely on extending the film's word-of-mouth appeal through social networking tools. Micro-blogging service Twitter has of course been one aspect of this campaign, and even celebrities have been getting in on the fun. This Twitter-Wood special edition is all about rounding up those celeb tweets. So hit the jump and enjoy!
Full Disclosure: MTV and Paramount are both subsidiaries of Viacom
Actor/Singer ("Transformers," "Death Race")
@Tyrese4ReaL EVERYONE LISTEN TO ME OK... PARANORMAL ACTIVITY IS THE SCaRIEST S--T I'VE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE.. Where's my bible ??
@Tyrese4ReaL I was so scary I just walked home in the rain.. cause I didn't wanna be in any inclosed areas.. HOLY S--T!!
@Tyrese4ReaL Come meet me at the Archlight Theater I'm going to a 10:50 tonight to watch PAranormal Activity..Scary S--t in the Rain! Last Min TwitBash!
@Tyrese4ReaL HAd a nightmare................................................ Dammit
@Tyrese4ReaL Oh s--t.. I think someone is in my house.........
Writer/Director ("Juno," "Up in the Air")
@JasonReitman @yungT23 Paranormal Activity is the real deal. Trust me.
@JasonReitman RE @mrosenbaum711: - still freaking out after the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY screening. How dare you! - Foot rub? Tampon?
@JasonReitman Paranormal Activity + Nyquil = Nyghtmares... still recovering
@JasonReitman F--k Paranormal Activity was scary. Freaked out whole gang. Felt bad for the folks who went home alone. Keeping my MagLight near the bed.
Actor/Comedian ("Rules of Engagement," "Tommy Boy")
@davidspade too scared to see paranormal activity. not normal when i poop pants
James Kyson Lee
Actor ("Heroes," "White On Rice")
@jameskysonlee Had rollercoaster mind orgy with Paranormal Activity last nite... medulla sacks still sore
Comic book writer/artist ("X-Men," "Batman")
Writer/director/actor ("Iron Man," "Couples Retreat," "Swingers")
Actor ("The House Bunny," "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist")
@OfficialKat Horrendous nightmare after watching the Paranormal Activity trailer...I think I'll go put my face in a bunny rabbit for the rest of my life
Singer ("American Idol")
TheRealJordin Just saw Paranormal Activity..it was really good but IT WAS SO SCARY! Omg. I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight. Omg. Omg.
Reality TV star ("The Hills")