More than a week before the North American release of Paranormal Activity 2, over a quarter million people have signed up for the film's first screenings - a free preview to be held Wednesday night at midnight on October 20th.

The top cities who earned the right to have an advance sneak preview of Paranormal Activity 2 include: Los Angeles, CA (Arclight Hollywood); New York, NY (AMC 34th St.); Chicago, IL (AMC East River); Dallas, TX (AMC Northpark); Houston, TX (Regal Grand Palace Greenway); Phoenix, AZ (Harkins Tempe Marketplace); San Diego, CA (AMC Mission Valley); Miami , FL (AMC Aventura); Philadelphia, PA (Regal Riverview); Atlanta, GA (Regal Atlantic Station); San Francisco, CA (AMC Metreon); Boston, MA (AMC Boston Common); San Antonio, TX (Santikos Palladium); Detroit, MI (MJR Marketplace); Las Vegas, NV (Rave Town Square); Seattle, WA (Landmark Neptune); Orlando, FL (AMC Universal); Denver, CO (Regal Continental); Austin, TX (Alamo South Lamar); and Toronto, ON (AMC Yonge & Dundas).

Called "one of the scariest movies of all time" by Bloody-Disgusting.com, Paranormal Activity played to sold-out crowds across the country last year, with fans driving great distances to be among the first to see the film in their town. With the launch of the Demand it! program, Paranormal Activity 2 is beginning to build similar momentum.

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"It seemed to be a natural fit for us to sneak Paranormal Activity 2 to those fans who played such an integral role in the success of last year's Paranormal Activity," said Rob Moore, Vice Chairman of Paramount Pictures. "We are excited that there is so much anticipation for the follow-up thriller."

To "demand" Paranormal Activity 2 visit: ParanormalMovie.com.

Follow Paranormal Activity 2 on Twitter at Twitter.com/TweetYourScream for audience reactions and important announcements.

Paranormal Activity 2 is produced by Jason Blum and Oren Peli with story by Michael R. Perry and screenplay by Michael R. Perry and Christopher B. Landon, and directed by Tod Williams.