‘Night Books’ Netflix Film Lands Three Lead Actors

A new genre film that draws its inspiration from a horror/fantasy children’s book is heading to Netflix.

Night Books–based on the book of the same name from J.A. White–will star Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Winslow Fegley (Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made) and Lidya Jewett (Feel the Beat), as reported by Deadline. No timetable for the film’s premiere has been announced.

The movie’s storyline follows Alex (Fegley), a boy who is obsessed with frightening stories, who is imprisoned by an evil, young witch (Ritter) in her Manhattan apartment. There he meets another captive (Jewett) and discovers he must tell a new scary story every night in order to stay alive. Talk about pressure!

David Yarovesky–who made his horror bones with 2014’s The Hive and 2019’s superhero horror film Brightburn–will helm the movie. Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis will write the screenplay.

Sam Raimi and Robert Tapert will produce through Ghost House Pictures alongside Mason Novick, Tracy Kopulsky and Michelle Knudsen from MXN Entertainment. Romel Adam will act as executive producer.

Keep reading Horror News Network for more details on Night Books on Netflix.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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