'Paranormal' spurs name change

Indie with Katie Featherston is now 'Experimental Activity'

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The indie horror movie "Walking Distance," currently in postproduction, has undergone a name change to "Experimental Activity" now that one of its actors, Katie Featherston, has gone on to star in the the current theatrical hit "Paranormal Activity."

Showcase Entertainment has acquired international rights to "Experimental Activity," which revolves around a small town that is subject to a government medical experiment.

"Clearly having the fastest-rising star in the business is a feather in the cap, but we feel the film stands on its own as a cool psychological thriller," Showcase president David Jackson said.

The film also features Adrienne King, who appeared in the 1980 version of "Friday the 13th" and its first sequel, and Glenn Morshower, who's been seen as Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce on "24."

The deal was brokered by Jackson and Zac Reeder of Circus Road Films.