You know what’s never been done before? A movie about a Twitter ghost story. Well, we can now all look forward to Dear David. Here is the trailer.
I have to say, my interest has been piqued… until I read that the movie is based on “actual events”. In 2017 Adam Ellis, a writer for Buzzfeed, wrote a ghost story on Twitter which he swears is true. The story grabbed the attention of someone, somewhere, since it’s now a movie. The story for Dear David is:
Shortly after comic artist Adam (Augustus Prew) responds to Internet trolls, he begins experiencing sleep paralysis while an empty rocking chair moves in the corner of his apartment. As he chronicles increasingly malevolent occurrences in a series of tweets, Adam begins to believe he is being haunted by the ghost of a dead child named David. Encouraged by his boss to continue the “Dear David” thread, Adam starts to lose his grip on what is online… and what is real.
The main problem with horror these days is it’s just churned out. It’s not very often you get a good horror movie. I can’t say this one looks all that different, but it might be fun.
Dear David stars Augustus Prew, Justin Long, Andrea Bang, Rachel Wilson, Ethan Hwang, Tricia Black, and Rachel Risen. It is directed by John McPhail and written by Adam Ellis, Evan Turner, and Mike Van Waes. McPhail is known for Anna and the Apocalypse, which I haven’t seen, but I heard it is pretty good.
You can read the original tweets about the event HERE. Ellis tweeted each time “something” happened to him and how it played out. Having a dig around, there are loads of websites and YouTube videos talking about it as well.
Dead David will be out on the 13th of October, just in time for Halloween.
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