Oren Peli

Oren Peli

Highest Rated: 86% The Found Footage Phenomenon (2021)

Lowest Rated: 14% Area 51 (2015)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1970

Birthplace: Ramat Gan, Israel

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.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 36% Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Producer - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unknown Dimension: The Story of Paranormal Activity Self - 2021
86% No Score Yet The Found Footage Phenomenon Self - 2021
33% 50% Insidious: The Last Key Producer $67.3M 2018
14% 27% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Producer $18.3M 2015
58% 51% Insidious: Chapter 3 Producer $52.2M 2015
14% 15% Area 51 Director,
Screenwriter
$7.6K 2015
39% 34% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones Producer $32.5M 2014
39% 56% Insidious: Chapter 2 Producer $83.6M 2013
46% 30% The Lords of Salem Producer $1.2M 2012
76% 43% The Bay Producer - 2012
23% 34% Paranormal Activity 4 Producer $53.9M 2012
19% 28% Chernobyl Diaries Screenwriter,
Producer
$18.1M 2012
66% 51% Paranormal Activity 3 Producer $104.0M 2011
66% 62% Insidious Producer $54.0M 2010
58% 48% Paranormal Activity 2 Producer $84.7M 2010
83% 57% Paranormal Activity Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Film Editor
$107.9M 2007

TV

Credit
63% 62% The River Executive Producer,
Writer
2012