TV: Big Creature Scares in First Footage from ‘Paranormal’ Director’s ‘The River’!!

With the pilot picked up for series, ABC has released the first teaser clip from “The River,” a new horror drama from Paranormal Activity creator Oren Peli.

Jeff Galfer stars as “Sammy,” alongside Thomas Kretschmann (Hostel: Part III, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, King Kong), Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope in the ABC Studios project, which was directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Orphan, House of Wax).

Hope stars as “Tess,” a world traveler and top-notch producer who, six months after her TV explorer husband “Emmet Cole” (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing in the Amazon, receives a signal from his beacon. Convinced that Emmet is alive, Tess forces her reluctant son “Lincoln” (Joe Anderson) to abandon his medical studies and lead a rescue expedition.

Check out the jumpy first clip below and tell us what you think.