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Your Last-Minute 'River' Preparation Kit

If you're a fan of Paranormal Activity or Lost, then you might be pretty stoked for tonight's ABC TV premiere of The River, which couples creator Oren Peli's found-footage scares with a story many say is reminscent (in a good way) of the network's late epic adventure series. After the jump, check out a new behind-the-scenes video look at Peli's show.

The Hollywood Reporter has the below video look at The River. Here's the show official synopsis:

Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole's emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole's cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the alluring and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).