Horror Film Based On Golem Legend In Development

by Thomas Tuna

The golem lives.

In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated being created from inanimate matter–usually clay or mud–that can be a man or a woman, a victim or a villain, a source of hope or despair. Soon, it will be the subject of a new horror film.

Ben Cosgrove and Josh Foer of Leviathan Productions are working with Daniel Handler–author of the book series A Series of Unfortunate Events–on a contemporary movie based on the golem legend, according to a report on Deadline. Handler will write the screenplay and Cosgrove is on board as the film’s producer.

No details on casting, directorial choices or production schedules have been announced at this early stage. But, according to the brief logline, the film–set in the present day–follows a young woman on a college campus “who finds herself terrorized by a creature with a mysterious past.”

Handler–who wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events under the pen name Lemony Snicket–has seen his various works sell more than 70 million copies and be translated into 41 languages.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this horror film based on the golem legend.


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