Area 51 (film)

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Area 51
Directed by Oren Peli
Produced by Steven Schneider
Jason Blum
Oren Peli
Written by Oren Peli
Starring Benjamin Rovner
Sandra Staggs
Wray Featherstone
Reid Warner
Brenda Whitehead
Darrin Brag
Edited by Jake York
Additional Editing by
Jake Hamilton
Aramid Entertainment Fund
Blumhouse Productions
IM Global
Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Room 101
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Village Roadshow (Australia)
Release date(s)
  • 2014 (2014)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $5 million [1]

Area 51 is a science-fiction film picture written and directed by Oren Peli, the director of Paranormal Activity (2007) and starring Benjamin Rovner, Reid Warner and Darrin Bragg.[2]


In 1994, three friends travel to the infamous Area 51 in order to learn its terrifying secrets. The group then finds themselves running for their lives as an unprecedented event occurs.


  • Sandra Staggs
  • Ben Rovner as Ethan Cole
  • Wray Featherstone as Dad
  • Brenda Whitehead as Mid-West tourist
  • Reid Warner
  • Darrin Bragg
  • James Teh


Production for the film began in the fall of 2009.[3] According to Bloody Disgusting in April 2011 Paramount Pictures hired director/actor Chris Denham to do some rewrites on Area 51. Peli filmed re-shoots in 2013. In August 2013, Jason Blum stated that film had finished production and that Peli was "tinkering" with the film in post production.[4]


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