I’m actually a big fan of Oren Peli. You have to admire the fact that Peli crafted a fine little shocker under a miniscule budget with Paranormal Activity, and then subsequently turned it into the next big horror franchise. Not only is that quite the feat, he also produced one of the most financially successful films last year with James Wan’s Insidious and in my opinion that’s one of the best horror films I’ve genuinely been scared by in a while.
Earlier this year Oren turned to television with The River, a found footage/action-horror fused show executive produced by Steven Spielberg that wasn’t a big ratings or critical hit but had it’s devoted watchers. Luckily for fans and possible curious newcomers, The River will be getting it’s home video due on DVD May 22nd and we have your look at the cover art as well as a clip below! Check it! – Justin Edwards
Synopsis: From Executive Producer Steven Spielberg, and the director of “Paranormal Activity” Oren Peli, a truly harrowing and hair-raising series comes to DVD on May 22, 2012. “The River: The Complete First Season” tells the tale of famed wildlife explorer and TV personality Dr. Emmet Cole who went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. Now, six months after he vanished, a brave crew of family, old friends and new acquaintances embark on a mysterious and deadly journey to find him in the deepest and darkest depths of South America. The DVD is filled with exclusive bonus features, including deleted scenes that draw audiences further into this heart-pounding adventure.