I’m glad to see they got Oren Peli’s original house back, as opposed to recreating it on a set. And now we have some idea just how many of the effects were practical, as unsuspecting real-life house-shoppers get to “experience the activity” in person, without having realized where they are.
Note that every single one of these participants does what NOBODY in a movie does when shit gets crazy – leave the house immediately. We were just talking about this, right?
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist