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    I think the traditional explanation is that demons just find someone, they pick on them and try to break down their spirit so they can... take control of their bodies. Why exactly? I don't know.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: control  body  demon  spirit 
     
    I think the tricky balance, the most important thing more than the horror is to have a compelling story, compelling drama, a show about great characters that you care about and you want to come back every week to see what they're up to.
    — Oren Peli
    I'm just considering myself extremely lucky. All I wanted is to have 'Paranormal Activity' be released and become successful. And everything that's happened since then is just an enormous bonus.
    — Oren Peli
    I've always had better luck learning things on my own. And I really love the challenge of doing it yourself and kind of being alone against the system.
    — Oren Peli
    I've been having a lot of fun exploring different aspects of filmmaking, like writing and producing. There isn't a specific plan and I usually don't know what's going to be the next thing I do.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: fun  writing 
     
    Usually I don't find gore or slasher films scary. What works for me is the slower build where you are tightening the noose around the situation until you are running out of options and then really have no idea what to do.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: work  running  film  ideas 
     
    I've never owned an Apple product. I like the fact that PCs are open architecture and not locked down like Apple products. I feel that Macs are also unjustifiably overpriced.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: facts 
     
    Even when I was making the first 'Paranormal Activity,' I didn't tell anyone I was making it, not my friends or neighbors or co-workers. I just kind of found that there was nothing to gain by announcing to the world that you're doing something.
    — Oren Peli
    I do not buy CDs any more; I usually stream Internet radio. For movies, I hardly every buy any DVDS. I have a DVR, so just record things off HBO, Showtime and so on.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: movie  internet 
     
    Things that scare me are the loss of control, dealing with the unknown and the unseen. Something that's not supposed to be there and you don't know where it came from, or what it wants from you, or how to defend yourself against it. That's the root of the things I find scary.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: loss  control 
     
    I don't know if I would say that I'm specifically a history buff. I do find a lot of things fascinating, especially anything that's bizarre or mysterious and unknown and we don't have all the answers for.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: fascinating 
     
    I feel like when you do things with such a small budget, it actually makes you be more creative... and allows you to concentrate more on the story and the characters. I think that there is something about dirty, gritty and raw filmmaking that makes it feel a little more natural and makes it easier to connect with the action.
    — Oren Peli
    I pay a lot of attention to box office because I understand it. TV ratings? I don't know how to interpret them, since I'm new to TV, so I'm just going to wait for somebody to tell me.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: attention 
     
    Because of the way we let the actors improvise, it feels like you're watching people react rather than actors reading lines - so I think that's always going to be something I like.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: people  reading 
     
    I don't know. I think that horror, in general, is fairly popular. It's definitely popular in film. There's just not a lot of good horror on TV, so whenever there is good horror on TV, people rush to it.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: people  horror  film 
     
    By trade, I am a software programmer, so I never really had any experience with movies before. I started out with 'Paranormal Activity.
    — Oren Peli
    Not knowing the thing that's chasing you is a lot scarier than seeing it right in front of you
    — Oren Peli
    tags: right  knowing  seeing 
     
    In many places around the world, all over the U.S. and Europe there are active nuclear power plants. And for many years during the Cold War the threat of nuclear war was a permanent fear. There's always the concern that human kind is biting off more than they can chew in harnessing nuclear power.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: fear  power  world  human  war  nuclear  year 
     
    In many cases your imagination is much more effective than what can be shown. It primes you to know something is about to happen - the anticipation and anxiety is worse than what ends up happening.
    — Oren Peli
    Almost any movie, no matter how original, is borrowing from some other movies.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: movie 
     
    After I watched 'The Exorcist' I refused to watch any other movie that had anything to do with ghosts or demons. I didn't even watch 'Ghostbusters' until I was much older.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: movie  ghost  demon 
     
    I'm having fun with what I'm doing but I'd never categorically say no to something because it's not horror. I'm keeping an open mind.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: horror  fun  mind 
     
    For a found-footage-style movie, there's a definite advantage in using unknowns, because it helps sell the illusion that it's real. A known actor would get in the way of the suspension of disbelief.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: help  illusion  real  movie  sell  advantage 
     
    Gory stuff can be shocking but it doesn't really scare me. I'd say the kind of stuff that gets under my skin is the unknown. You hear a knock behind a wall and you don't know what it is. Is there something there or not?
    — Oren Peli
    There is so much misinformation out there. If you give people even a little bit, it gets blown out of proportion then you have to go put out fires. So it's much easier to say, 'No comment.'
    — Oren Peli
    tags: people  fire 
     
    Our lives are pretty calm. Merging on the freeway in the closest you get to risking your life. So what's missing now is that primal emotion of being scared to death, and I think that's why people crave thrills like roller coasters or scary movies. They give you the chance to feel this very primal emotion in a very controlled environment.
    — Oren Peli
    I believe that whenever I want to learn something I can learn it much better and faster by myself if I'm motivated to learn it as opposed to kind of doing it in more a standard, institutionalized way.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: believe  learn  standard 
     
    Even if you look at the 'Paranormal Activity' movies, at the end of the movie things get really crazy and nutty, but they all start in a very mundane situation that people can relate to, and that's also to some degree what we tried to do in 'Chernobyl Diaries.
    — Oren Peli
    The less people know about 'Paranormal Activity,' the more they enjoy it.
    — Oren Peli
    tags: people  paranormal 
     
    It's always about finding the right balance between answering some questions and raising new ones to keep your story going.
    — Oren Peli
    I'm pretty content with what I have, but the one thing that I don't have is something like the iPod - but PC-based. I think that would be cool.
    — Oren Peli
    Don't know if I'm a nerd - I'm more of a geek.
    — Oren Peli
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