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Hoping to bank on all you movie lovers a second time around, the folks behind Paranormal Activity are offering a special gimmick to get you to buy the DVD.

If you visit the movie's website, you can submit your name to be included into the "special thanks" section of the credits for the film as a thank you for making it such a success. You'll get to see your name scroll across the screen of a fairly minor major motion picture once the DVD and Blu-Ray disc comes out.

Who wouldn't buy a DVD that had their name in the credits?

A bunch of smart cookies you are, distributors! Ringing in every last cent from people!

In case you were wondering, yes, we already submitted our name!

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46 comments to “An Interesting Marketing Gimmick”



  1. 1

    …ok, you added your name. I will look for Ivana Bitakokov in the closing credits.



  2. 2

    ME TOO I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS DVD LOL! I THINK IT BE FUN WATCHING IT ALONE IN THE HOUSE LOL! I THINK IT WILL HAVE MORE EFFECT!



  3. 3

    cool but there will be millions of people wanting in the credits. the text will propably be unreadably small.



  4. 4

    I cannot submit, the page re-loads too fast and deletes everything I've entered by the time I'm about to enter the year, damn it!



  5. 5

    A minor major motion picture? Can't make up your mind? Or is this a try at being funny? Stick to your usual hate.
    For a minor movie, it has done 85 million $ up till now.



  6. 6

    and then they will spam your email too.



  7. 7

    THIS MOVIE WASN'T EVEN SCARY!!!!! no nightmares guaranteed??? i slept like a BABY



  8. 8

    Ok maybe it is me but i seen this movie in the dark and was dissappointed..I didnt think it was a scary movie at all..I kept waiting for something to happen that would make me jump or give me nightmares and nothing..For a low budget film ok it may be good….but scary NO….Sorry but i need to get that off my chest cause there is way to much hype bout nothing..



  9. 9

    i submitted Reggie Prince because i think that's a pretty badass name.



  10. 10

    The biggest mystery is that people think this piece of crap is scary. NOT AT ALL! What a waste my money and time. I understand how the hype machine works but what are the critics thinking?



  11. 11

    Re: karencarpenterRe: LizardKinG
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    if Dr. Satan in my dreamz
    don't zcare me…thiz
    ztupid movie won't…what a
    effen zhame ..coz I need
    a decent movee 2/watch…
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  12. 12

    This movie was a fricken snooze fest - that's about it!

  13. missB says – reply to this


    13

    they make it sound so scary?? it's not! it's creepy but not much happens at all until the last two minutes or so! How can they possibly claim it's one of the scariest movies of all time? BULL.SHIT.



  14. 14

    LOL AHAHA!! i would love to see you're name on there!!



  15. 15

    I agree zombie. I'm more scared by things that might really happen (The Shining, The Strangers)
    I believe the paranormal can happen but knowing that it's not actual footage takes all the fright out of me.
    "The Strangers" was one of the scariest movies in a long time in my opinion.



  16. 16

    I added my name .. but I am thinking by the looks of all the names there so far, that the names will scroll so fast that you won't be able to read them !



  17. 17

    Lol. I wasn't able to sign up with Firefox…my info kept disappearing in a paranormal fashion…but I was able to do it with IE.



  18. 18

    who would want to put their name in the closing credits of a SUCKY MOVIE…SCARY MY ASS…not in the least bit …I WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED



  19. 19

    So everyone should be looking for "Fat Fuck" during the ending credits?



  20. 20

    That was actually a pretty good movie. I've kind of noticed that the smaller low budget horror movies tend to be a lot better than the big name shit that has some overrated over paid fuck head in them. Stuff like this, Eli Roth and Rob Zombie are really the future of horror.



  21. 21

    Nothing new, the LOTR movies did the same thing when they came out.

  22. Dawo says – reply to this


    22

    done :)



  23. 23

    I wrote Hu Flung Poo



  24. 24

    Who is their PR!? The movie was so popular because of it's many gimmicks to get people to see them but this is BRILLIANT!

  25. SSTAV says – reply to this


    25

    That was one freaky fucking movie.
    That's good to get your name out there.



  26. 26

    This movies stupid, why would you want your name on the credit list?



  27. 27

    this was a long, boring set-up for one of the oldest tricks in the book. There are email chains that are equally "scary", you know, when they tell you to turn the sound way up and at the end something jumps onto the screen and screams at you? Totally childish and ignorant.



  28. 28

    Re: LV-Entergetic – bahahahahaha or maybe for his doppelganger's name, linda tripp or bruce villanche- theyre all identical twins, you know- although obviously pi g b boy is the ugly one!!!

  29. vique says – reply to this


    29

    i agree, this movie wasn't scary AT ALL!!!! The female lead was irritating. The end was good but jeez I had to sit through 1 or so hours of BS to see two minutes of an interesting ending.



  30. 30

    i normally hate scary movies because i turn over the things that happened in my head and freak myself out beyond belief, this movie however was only scary while watching it, i wasn't scared at all after leaving the theater. definitely no nightmares.



  31. 31

    You are SUCH a moron!



  32. 32

    thats awesome xD



  33. 33

    wow now that i know fat perez put his name i must buy the dvd!! get over yourself!



  34. 34

    Don't buy the dvd unless your Ambien prescription has run out! I saw this movie last week and I would rather watch the inside of my eyelids…ZZZZZZ boring!



  35. 35

    I liked the movie because out of all the scary movies thats come out recently this is at least somewhat scary. The others are all cheesy and the same.



  36. 36

    I am bad I stole/downloaded the movie already & its not that great of a movie..whatever sells it right?



  37. 37

    a.) did it with LOTR, and it was awesome, and
    b.) "fairly minor major motion picture" is the dumbest thing I've ever read.

  38. Moron says – reply to this


    38

    What kind of freaking moron pays to see a movie that garantees him/her to have nightmares? Those people should just throw themselves off a bridge and end their miserable stupid existences.



  39. 39

    HA! I was just looking throught the names and some people decide to be funny cuz there is "Long Live Osama bin Landen" and "Murray Wilson is a cock sucker" and last but not least "I have a huge cock" im curious to see if those will be left on there…and I submitted mine!!!



  40. 40

    There's NO WAY I'm buying this movie. It SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME!!



  41. 41

    Movie is so fake! I have a bootleg version and she dies in the end!



  42. 42

    Re: SheriMoonFireFlyRe: karencarpenter – Hey girls! I will wait for it to come on DVD where I can keep the lights on. I am waiting for Twilight!!!! Now that I can handle! Have a good evening girls.



  43. 43

    GAY lol



  44. 44

    this movie sucked…. that's why they're doing this - because people wouldn't buy it otherwise. What a waste. NOT worth it… sorry..



  45. 45

    "WE" submitted "OUR" name ?????? a case of mulitiple personality would definately explain your fuckedness



  46. 46

    i put my name too!