Oren Peli

Director Oren Peli took his own fear of the unknown, shot it with a night-vision camera, and scared to death all those who dared to experience it. Peli brought moviegoers face-to-face with evil with the horror flick ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1969 in Ramat Gan, Tel-Aviv, IL

Filmography

Producer (13)

Insidious: Chapter 3 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Lords of Salem 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chernobyl Diaries 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paranormal Activity 4 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Bay 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

The River 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Insidious 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paranormal Activity 3 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paranormal Activity 2 2010 (Movie)

(Producer)

Paranormal Activity 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (8)

Area 51 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones 2014 (Movie)

(Based on the film "Paranormal Activity") (Source Material)

Chernobyl Diaries 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chernobyl Diaries 2012 (Movie)

(Story By)

Paranormal Activity 4 2012 (Movie)

(from the original film "Paranormal Activity") (Source Material)

Paranormal Activity 3 2011 (Movie)

(Based on the film "Paranormal Activity") (Source Material)

Paranormal Activity 2 2010 (Movie)

(film: "Paranormal Activity") (Source Material)

Paranormal Activity 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Area 51 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Paranormal Activity 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Paranormal Activity 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biography

Director Oren Peli took his own fear of the unknown, shot it with a night-vision camera, and scared to death all those who dared to experience it. Peli brought moviegoers face-to-face with evil with the horror flick "Paranormal Activity" (2009), the story of a couple terrorized by a strange presence in their suburban home. With a cast of unknown actors, an $11,000 budget, and no prior filmmaking experience, Peli created a shoe-string budget masterpiece that struck abject terror into the hearts of those who saw the film, including that of director Steven Spielberg, whose company DreamWorks produced the film. Peli's directorial debut earned just shy of $100 million less than a month after its wide release in the U.S., and scared up comparisons to another indie film, "The Blair Witch Project" (1999), which also had the same slow burn effect by exploiting the visceral fear of the unknown via a camcorder. With "Paranormal Activity," Peli succeeded not only in leaving in his wake thousands of sleepless fans, but also proving that imagination - not special effects - was a more powerful force in creating a great horror movie.

Milestones

2012

Created and executive produced the ABC drama thriller "The River"

2012

Co-wrote and produced the horror film "Chernobyl Diaries"

2011

Produced and received writing credit for "Paranormal Activity 3"

2010

Produced and wrote the sequel "Paranormal Activity 2"

2010

Produced the big screen thriller "Insidious," starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne

2007

Produced, directed, and wrote the independent horror blockbuster "Paranormal Activity"

Immigrated to the U.S. from Israel at age 19

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