Check, please! The $11,000 bill for PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
November 23rd, 2009

sloat, featherston and peli

$11,558 to be exact. That is how much it cost to make PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, the little indie horror film that, to this date, has grossed over $100,000,000 domestically. For that amount of money, I imagine you could just pay the demon off and he would leave you alone.

But where did all that cash go, with a movie starring two unknown actors, shot on location at director Oren Peli’s own home and using a prosumer camera readily available to any want-to-be film maker with a high-limit credit card? Well, $100 of it definitely went towards Red Bull for those late night shoots!

Check out Peli’s break-down of the budget, down to the last dollar, after the jump!

Paranormal Activity check

Source Entertainment Weekly Issue #1074

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    I'm damn proud of you Jamie-Boy!

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    I'm damn proud of you Jamie-Boy!

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  • theadamreed

    That is absolutely phenomenal and inspiring to look at!

  • theadamreed

    That is absolutely phenomenal and inspiring to look at!

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