Remember Oren Peli? Back in 2009, he was supposed to be horror’s next golden boy. “Paranormal Activity” became a massive sensation, with the super low budget movie becoming a breakout hit, earning over $190 million worldwide, and spawning a franchise. Then the filmmaker set to work on his next feature, “Area 51,” but it has since become something of a mystery. 2011 was the last time we heard about the movie, and even then it was said to be undergoing reshoots and rewrites. But four years later, it’s arriving out of the blue and the first trailer is here.
Starring Reid Warner, Darrin Bragg, Ben Rovner, and Jelena Nik, this one lives up to the title, taking place in the most mysterious of government locations. Here’s the official synopsis: Three young conspiracy theorists attempt to uncover the mysteries of Area 51, the government’s top secret location rumored to have hosted encounters with alien beings. What they find at this hidden facility exposes horrifying, unimaginable secrets. Now you can experience their harrowing adventure in this footage pieced together from documentation of these chilling events.
“Area 51” opens in theaters and VOD on May 15th. Watch the trailer below.