‘Paranormal Activity’ (the first one) was genuinely one of the most terrifying movies of the last ten years. As a horror lover, I was absolutely delighted by this new genre of paranormal thriller – it was the first time since I was a pre-teen that i genuinely had to sleep with the lights on.
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For this reason, I’m absolutely delighted (as I’m sure you will be too) at the news that Blumhouse, the company that brought us ‘Paranormal Activity’, as well as ‘Insidious’ and ‘The Purge’, are now working on a TV series.
The show will be called ‘Phenomena’ and it will be based on the book ‘Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis’.
Written by journalist Annie Jacobsen, the book looks at the top secret research and psychological experiments carried out by the US government. Apparently, scientists and psychics were granted clearances to conduct extreme psychic-based experiments focusing on extrasensory perception. Annie uses information from these documents as well as from interviews that she conducted with the people involved in the testing.
Although the book itself isn’t out until 28th March and the TV show is still in the development stage, this sounds like a seriously strong premise, especially when you consider who is behind it. Apparently Jacobsen will even be taken on board as an executive producer, so you know the research will be backed up. This has the potential to be an absolute smasher of a series – we’ll keep you posted as more details come in.
For more dark human experiments, take a look at our account on ‘Unit 71’. It will haunt your dreams.